MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Trackpad
I totally agree with you Albert about Samsung reusing the same name for different devices. Makes it a lot harder than it should be when trying to search for solutions to a device problem and more so when searching for parts. This is more prevalent when you have an older Note 8.0 tablet and the search results predominantly display Note 8 phone returns. If I had any hair left I would likely pull it all out.
I appreciate the time taken to create this repair tutorial Joel. Many thanks!
I am answering a 2 year old post but this is for those who may have the same or similar issue in the future.
When I was putting the battery connector back on that it didn't sit flat against the board before I put pressure on the top of the connecter to press it back into its socket. I then took time to examine the battery connector socket and saw it consisted of long thin vertical pins. I deduced that if the battery connector was not aligned correctly to the pins on the motherboard then it may be very easy to bend one or more of the pins in a way that they wouldn't mate up with the opposing female part on the connector. That sure would cause a battery charging issue. If you feel too much resistance when pressing the connector back into the socket then stop and make sure it is all aligned correctly. I know, not easy with the size, the black connector and black socket. A spudger can be used on the battery side of the connector to raise it to a level position prior to applying pressure to the top of it.
<i>The 10 screws that hold that bottom case take a #00 Phillips driver, if yours doesn't fit it's probably because it's cheaply made & not precise enough.</I>
I purchased the IFixIt 54 bit Driver Kit and their Phillips #00 are <b>NOT</b> the appropriate size for the bottom screws on this MacBook Pro. This manual needs to have the tools changed to Phillips #000 Screwdriver. Until then I shall not click the "Give the author +30 points" button. Apart from that, the rest of the manual is very good. It would also be an idea to make a comment about making sure the battery connector is in the correct position when plugging the battery back in. One poster commented that their battery will not charge anymore. My guess is a pin(s) was/were bent due to the connection not being in the vertical orientation when being pressed back together. :-)
THANK YOU for writing and generously supplying this guide for our use. It is much appreciated. +30 point coming when the Phillips #000 size is changed or added.
I used this teardown when I inserted a SIM card into the MicroSD card slot. DOH, didn't realise I was wearing the wrong glasses. This was a neighbour's brand new device so the teardown saved me having to replace the unit as it was purchased online and Samsung refused to honour the warranty due to it not being purchased in country.
Many thanks and it is now time to purchase the appropriate tools from you guys.
I inherited my Nexus 5 when my eldest child upgraded to a Nexus 6. I installed Marshmallow when it was released but 3 or so weeks later it started chewing through the battery. Factory reset but nothing change so I used your excellent instructions to replace the battery. The original battery was only 18 months old but was swelling up and was trying to push the rear cover off. Something to watch for if you have a phone cover.
Thank you for the repair tutorials as I have now used several successfully. Much appreciated.
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