Introduction

Teardown to show how it's put together.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your MacBook Core 2 Duo, use our service manual.

There are 10 Torx T4 screws Five one each side
  • There are 10 Torx T4 screws

  • Five one each side

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The metal bottom plate has some glue on it around the connector end.  The opposite end can be lifted to help break it loose.  It fits straight down. Note the built in slots to hold connector cards on the end. The interior holds six battery packs.  Three stacks of two.
  • The metal bottom plate has some glue on it around the connector end. The opposite end can be lifted to help break it loose. It fits straight down.

  • Note the built in slots to hold connector cards on the end.

  • The interior holds six battery packs. Three stacks of two.

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Here you can see the stacks.
  • Here you can see the stacks.

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Here you can see the two connector boards. The white paste looking stuff is where the battery pack broke open and leaked. The white paste looking stuff is where the battery pack broke open and leaked.
  • Here you can see the two connector boards.

  • The white paste looking stuff is where the battery pack broke open and leaked.

The white stuff is not leakage, it's adhesive.

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Here's a side and top view of the connector boards. Here's a side and top view of the connector boards.
  • Here's a side and top view of the connector boards.

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For anyone who might need to know…

The pinouts on the aftermarket battery I have are labelled as follows…

P-, T, D, C, /, P+ This is reading right to left, holding the battery in front of you, right way up, with the pins facing towards you.

I interpret this to be, Power minus, Thermistor, Data, Clock, Switch, Power plus respectively.

The P- is connected directly to the negative of the battery. The P+ is not directly connected to the battery, but is connected via a solid state switch on the battery PC board.

Greg Lee - Reply

The "white paste looking stuff" is not a from a ruptured battery.

There's pictures of other batteries with it, mine has it, it is normal - probably an afterthough to stop wiring going astray or shorting out.

Gaz Rybagz - Reply

Anyone have the schematic for the lipo cells connection?

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