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Retina Macbook 2016 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is the easiest to repair)
Those pesky tri-wing screws are gone, replaced with lovely standard Phillips screws—but tamper-evident hinge screws make you feel like a hoodlum for repairing your own machine.
The processor, RAM, and flash memory are still soldered to the logic board.
The battery assembly remains entirely, and very solidly, glued into the lower case.
The Retina display is still a fused unit with no separate, protective glass. If the display needs replacing, it'll cost a pretty penny.
While it's no more repairable than last year's edition, it does benefit from sharing a lot of the same parts and repair procedures.
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