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"Simpler" battery replacement

Richard Stanford -

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Battery Replacement

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Battery Replacement

45 minutes

Moderate

My Problem

My battery was throwing warnings and would last maybe 60 minutes on a good day.

My Fix

The repair went well. I only used the tools that came with the kit and they were great.

My Advice

Like many others, I chose not to disassemble the entire laptop. I removed the case, unplugged the battery, tilted it up, and ran the adhesive remover down under the batteries several times before prying them out. It was much simpler. I didn't have much luck using string, but the prying tools worked just fine.

I did have to spend close on 30 minutes cleaning off the old adhesive. Mine was especially sticky, even when compared to others I saw in videos.

I also accidentally removed the cover for the trackpad (the adhesive remover did its work there as well). I don't see this being covered in the official guide, but I'd imagine that the same problem would exist.

MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Mid 2012-Early 2013) Battery Image
MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Mid 2012-Early 2013) Battery

$99.99

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