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Changes to MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013 Teardown Introduction

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We took apart the new 15" Retina MacBook Pro with the hopes that Apple made it more repair-friendly.repair-friendly than the debut [guide|9462|Mid 2012 model]. Unfortunately, things didn't really work out in our favor; in fact, they took a turn for the (slightly) worse. [ … ] Even the headphone jack is now soldered to the logic board, which is definitely a component that can wear out over time. Users don't have to be malicious or aggressive when using the port — cyclical stress can cause it to fail either way. [ … ] For those of us who care about repair, do note that this is now your only 15" option; '''Apple stopped selling the non-Retina 15" MacBook Pro.''' [ … ] Want to learn more about repair, and inspire yourself to fix something? Check out [http://www.ifixit.org|iFixit.org].
We took apart the new 15" Retina MacBook Pro with the hopes that Apple made it more repair-friendly.repair-friendly than the debut [guide|9462|Mid 2012 model]. Unfortunately, things didn't really work out in our favor; in fact, they took a turn for the (slightly) worse. [ … ] Even the headphone jack is now soldered to the logic board, which is definitely a component that can wear out over time. Users don't have to be malicious or aggressive when using the port — cyclical stress can cause it to fail either way. [ … ] For those of us who care about repair, do note that this is now your only 15" option; '''Apple stopped selling the non-Retina 15" MacBook Pro.''' [ … ] Want to learn more about repair, and inspire yourself to fix something? Check out [http://www.ifixit.org|iFixit.org].