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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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 stuff is not leakage, it's adhesive.

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  • 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?

thevjfla - Reply

I have a question about this batter & im hoping someone will let me know if it’s a bad one so I can avoid damage lol.

anyway here it is: I dropped water on an old macbook I had completely rewinding the motherboard. This happened years ago and I know there’s no salvaging the computer itself but right before the accident happened, I had sent it out to Apple for warranty repair (unrelated to the batter) and they swapped my battery for a brand new one. So anyway I have a brand new batter and I’m wondering if I can use it as a power source for some LED light I have. I didn’t know the controller was inside until I opened the battery up. Anyway now I’m thinking that if I can (I hope I can) I’d like to see how I would go about drawing power from it as well as charging it without having to put it onto a computer. Help anyone?

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