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Changes to MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Battery Replacement Introduction

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Use this guide to safely remove the glued-in battery from your MacBook Pro with the help of an iFixit battery replacement kit. The adhesive remover in your kit will dissolve the adhesive securing the battery, allowing you to remove it with ease. [ … ] '''iFixit adhesive remover is highly flammable.''' Perform this procedure in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or work near an open flame during this procedure. [ … ] '''For your safety, drain'''To minimize risk of damage, turn on your MacBook Pro's and allow the battery to fully discharge before you begin starting this procedure.''' A charged lithium-ion battery can create a dangerous and uncontrollable fire if accidentally punctured. If your battery is swollen, [[What to do with a swollen battery|take extra precautions|new_window=true]]. [ … ] '''Note''': The solvent used to dissolve the battery adhesive may damage your speakers if it comes in contact with the plastic speaker enclosures. This guide instructs you to remove the speakers before proceeding to the battery. [ … ] If you're using the old-style iFixit adhesive remover with separate bottle and syringe (no longer sold), [guide|110622|click here for a slightly modified set of instructions.]
Use this guide to safely remove the glued-in battery from your MacBook Pro with the help of an iFixit battery replacement kit. The adhesive remover in your kit will dissolve the adhesive securing the battery, allowing you to remove it with ease. [ … ] '''iFixit adhesive remover is highly flammable.''' Perform this procedure in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or work near an open flame during this procedure. [ … ] '''For your safety, drain'''To minimize risk of damage, turn on your MacBook Pro's and allow the battery to fully discharge before you begin starting this procedure.''' A charged lithium-ion battery can create a dangerous and uncontrollable fire if accidentally punctured. If your battery is swollen, [[What to do with a swollen battery|take extra precautions|new_window=true]]. [ … ] '''Note''': The solvent used to dissolve the battery adhesive may damage your speakers if it comes in contact with the plastic speaker enclosures. This guide instructs you to remove the speakers before proceeding to the battery. [ … ] If you're using the old-style iFixit adhesive remover with separate bottle and syringe (no longer sold), [guide|110622|click here for a slightly modified set of instructions.]