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Super Easy Repair Worth Doing Yourself

Tarik Fayad -

MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Battery Replacement

45 minutes


My Problem

Everything in my MacBook Pro has been working great since the day I bought it—with the sole exception of the battery. While it wasn't an issue in the first couple of years I owned the device, over the last few months my battery life degraded to the point that I'd be lucky to have my computer last more than 90 minutes unplugged.

My Fix

The repair was... shockingly easy. I'd expected it to be somewhat of an ordeal, but honestly, the only remotely challenging part of the process is cutting through the adhesive that holds the old battery down so you can insert the new one.

My Advice

I really only have three small pieces of advice:

1. Be liberal with the adhesive remover—especially for the larger middle portion of the battery. I did three applications total there, letting the remover sit for 2 minutes before cutting part way under the battery and repeating until it was removed—and was much happier for it.

2. Take the opportunity to clean out the MacBook with some compressed air. Mine was SUPER dusty when I opened it up.

3. Just a heads up that the extra drive tips are found in the blue base of the screwdriver. It took me a second to find them.

MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013-Mid 2014) Battery Image
MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013-Mid 2014) Battery


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One Comment

Man, for a second I was shocked, I thought I was looking at the futur. I’m going to repair my macbook pro battery in a few days and I have the exact same keyboard and mousepad with on a wooden desk.

Anyway, thanks for your advices

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