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Use this guide to remove and replace the glued-in battery from your 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display. This is best done with the help of an iFixit battery replacement kit; the liquid adhesive remover in your kit will dissolve the adhesive securing the battery, allowing you to remove it with ease.

iFixit adhesive remover is flammable. Perform this procedure in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or work near an open flame during this procedure.

For your safety, drain your MacBook Pro's battery before you begin this procedure. A charged lithium-ion battery can create a dangerous and uncontrollable fire if accidentally punctured.

The MacBook's battery contacts are located under the logic board, and this guide recommends removing the logic board completely for battery replacement. While it's possible to remove the logic board screws and simply tip the board up slightly to remove the battery, it's very difficult to install a new battery correctly with the logic board still in place.

Note: The solvent used to dissolve the battery adhesive can damage and/or discolor certain plastics. Take care where you apply the solvent.

    • Before proceeding, unplug and power down your MacBook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case:

    • Two 1.8 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Four 2.9 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Two 6.1 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Note the orientation of the screws as you remove them—they need to be reinstalled at a slight angle.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your device.

    IMPORTANT. You’re not removing the bottom, yet. This step is solely to separate the panel from its clips, permitting inside access.

    Chris Leeds - Yanıt

    The screws go in tangent to the curve of the case. If you aren’t used to handling small hardware try turning the screw counterclockwise while you feel for the hole until you feel it drop, that means the threads have aligned. It takes only light finger torque when they are threaded correctly

    abscate - Yanıt

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    • Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case, starting from the rear of the MacBook between the hinges.

    • Lift the lower case only slightly to avoid damaging the cables that connect the lower case to the upper case.

    • Keeping a firm grip, lift steadily until the lower case separates slightly from the upper case.

    • You may experience a lot of resistance when lifting the lower case. If necessary, slide an opening pick or other ESD-safe pry tool down the side edges of the lower case to pop the two hidden retaining clips free.

    • During reassembly, to re-engage the clips, press firmly near both side edges of the lower case (near where the pick is inserted in the third image) until you hear the clips snap into place.

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    • While holding the lower case in place, carefully flip the MacBook over so the Apple logo faces up.

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    • Lift the upper case and display together from the front edge and raise it to about a 45˚ angle.

    • It may be helpful to prop the MacBook open in this position for the next step.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to press and hold the small gold 'battery disconnect' button.

    • If the power LED is lit up, continue holding the button until the LED goes dark, and then release. This may take up to 10 seconds.

    • If the LED does not light, release the button after 5-10 seconds. Press and hold it again for 5-10 seconds, and release. Finally, press and hold it a third time for 5-10 seconds, and release.

    • This step ensures the MacBook is fully powered down and safe to work on.

    cannot turn on the led after replacing the new screen, even after following the turn on instructions upper…

    Laurent Pierre - Yanıt

    on reassembly, I had to plug my laptop in to reactivate the LED light

    aaron_vandyke2003 - Yanıt

    Does anyone know how to turn it back on..? I plugged the laptop in and saw the LED Light, but it won’t turn on

    mmcsorley - Yanıt

    After reassembly I could not restart my MacBook using the power button or after SMC reset (shift-ctrl-option-pwr). I had to connect my MacBook to its charging cable to get the battery LED to re-illuminate. After that it was all normal.

    Richard Lovatt - Yanıt

    It took a few minutes on the power adapter for my computer to turn on after it was reassembled.

    Luk Chl - Yanıt

    mine doesnt turn on w anything, i forgot to click the buton to disconnect :_/

    cristian.campuzano - Yanıt

    Same issue as above peeps. Followed ifixit directions verbatim and wasn't getting anything after screwing everything back in. Plugged in original 45W power block and waited, after few minutes battery LED came on and a min. or two after that, was able to get screen to turn on. Hope this helps somebody else.

    Brandon Elliott - Yanıt

    May I ask how to get screen to turn on. I cannot get it work..

    Xiubo Zhang - Yanıt

    There needs to be mention of procedure for getting the repaired MacBook to power up again after the repair is completed.

    I also am running into the issue described by others. MB will not come on again, even after being plugged into power and performing an SMC reset.

    Kinda stuck….

    Carlos Perez - Yanıt

    Hi, I tried everything and my MacBook will not start up after replacing the bottom case with a battery installed. I decided to put back on the old case with the battery that needs servicing and it still will not power on. I am fairly experienced taking apart laptops I was an Apple service tech for 15 years. this has me baffalled. Any hints BTY the logic board does not show any power coming from the AC charger the power LED is not lit up

    eestern - Yanıt

    I had trouble with this as well. What worked for me is to plug in power using the stock 29W USB C power brick that originally came with this Macbook. Trying other, lower powered, power adapters did not work. Use this advice with caution as there are multiple (i.e substantiated) comments that indicate that first power up should only be with a 5W adapter! So perhaps try this strict sequence: try with a 5W adapter, then and only then try with the 29W adapter. Or even slightly better, if everything else has completely failed, only then try full power 29W adapter.

    LexxOne - Yanıt

    How long did you wait to get it power back on? I replaced my logic board and tried to connect the power charger but it doesnt still turn on.

    Herb -

    The easiest error to make when working on this motherboard if applying full voltage after re-assembly. According to the big A, the motherboard on these Macbooks need to be “woken up” with a 5 watt (phone size) charger. Applying the normal 29 watts may render your system unusable.

    Noah - Feb 18, 2021

    Hello Noah,

    It seems your remark is only valid for the 2015 and not the 2016 edition.

    David - Mar 3, 2021

    While it’s true that the internal documentation specifies this for a 2015, after frying 2 motherboards with a normal charger, I spoke with the engineers and they told me that this also applies to 2016 and 2017 macbook main logic boards. I say- It can’t hurt to try to wake them up with a 5 watt charger first! Please take 5 minutes to save your motherboard.

    Noah - Mar 4, 2021

    Noah - Yanıt

    I plugged in my charger and the LED came on. The computer gets warm but the screen is not turning on. The keyboards doesn’t seem to respond to recovery options. Any suggestions?

    J'Trel Sapp -

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    • Close the MacBook and carefully flip it upside-down.

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    • Lifting from the front edge, open the lower case to an angle of about 45°.

    • Take care not to damage the ribbon cables that still attach the lower case to the MacBook.

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    • Use tweezers to peel back the tape covering the trackpad cable ZIF connector.

    Where can I find a replacement cable?

    John Comix - Yanıt

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    • Use a spudger to carefully flip up the retaining flap on the trackpad cable ZIF connector.

    The small retainer flips up about 90 degrees from locked position

    abscate - Yanıt

    The keyboard and trackpad don't work after the repair, what can I do? They don't even show up in System Report.

    bredelet - Yanıt

    I found that the connector was not pushed enough in. Works now.

    bredelet -

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    • Disconnect the trackpad ribbon cable from the trackpad by pulling it gently through its slot in the frame.

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    • Carefully close the MacBook and flip it over once again, so that the Apple logo faces up.

    • Lifting from the front edge, raise the upper case/display assembly to about a 90° angle, and prop it up against something sturdy so you don't have to hold it.

    • Add a piece of tape near the track pad to secure the upper case and prevent accidental movement.

    • It's possible to open the MacBook all the way and lay both sides down flat, but this may damage the flex cables and is not recommended.

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    • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the battery connector to the logic board.

    From my experience it’s important to carefully press and hold the small button above left of the Battery Discharge label. Use a plastic spudger or finger tip. The illuminated yellow LED to the right will go off. I believe this discharges remaining electricity from logic board protecting it during repair.

    * I cannot find any documentation to support this, but I have damaged boards by not including this step.

    Chris Leeds - Yanıt

    What is with the all plastic end of this cable that appears to just be glued right on top of its connector?

    Does the new one just stick back right on top?

    (In this photo it is the bottom side of the cable below the white water indicator sticker)

    Elizabeth Erkelens - Yanıt

    • As an added precaution, you may physically disconnect the battery by inserting a battery isolation pick between the logic board and the battery connector.

    What happen if you don’t disconnect the battery? I didn’t and I saw smoke coming out when I connected the pad flex cable and the computer still started up

    DSANTIAGOSOY - Yanıt

    If you don’t disconnect the battery you might accidentally short something on the logic board since power is still running through everything while you’re working on it. You can complete the repair without disconnecting the battery, but you risk accidentally breaking your logic board. It’s much safer to keep the battery disconnected while you’re working.

    Adam O'Camb -

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    • Remove the two screws securing the USB-C port cable bracket:

    • 1.1 mm Phillips #00 screw

    • 3.5 mm T5 Torx screw

    I’m at this point and the 1.1 mm Phillips #00 screw won’t budge and now I fear it could be stripped? Now what???

    Y'vonne Feeney - Yanıt

    You could try to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin rubber glove to improve the grip on the screw while applying a little more downward force for the initial jolt. That might loosen the screw.

    Tobias Isakeit -

    The USB-C ribbon cable breaks very easily when being attached. Any particular tricks for ensuring that it won’t snap somewhere while being installed?

    bfg737 - Yanıt

    With my iFixit screwdriver kit, these were Philips #000, not #00.

    Paul Nishikawa - Yanıt

    This was #000 for me as well

    Adam Hupp - Yanıt

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the USB-C port cable bracket by prying it straight up from the logic board.

    • To reconnect this cable, first line up the metal bracket over the screw holes, then press down on the middle of the bracket. Make sure it's aligned correctly, or you may damage the connector.

    At re-assembling, when you reconnect this cable, pressing centre of metal plat is extremely important. You should feel tiny click when it connected properly. I encountered unrecognised external HDD and external monitor through USB-C even though charging in/out was OK, i.e failure of data transmission. I needed to re-open the back cover and pressed the metal plate again, then USB-C connection worked properly.

    Aki Mochi - Yanıt

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    • Use a spudger to flip open the retaining flap on the audio jack board cable ZIF connector.

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    • Disconnect the audio jack board ribbon cable by pulling it straight back out of the ZIF connector.

    • During reassembly, orient the ribbon cable so that the side with the white stripe faces you, as shown.

    • At this point it is possible to open the macbook all the way and to lay it flat on a table without causing any damage to the flex cables.

    Make sure at reassembly that you insert the ribbon cable in to the jack board fully. It seems to take an extra push. The white line should disappear when it is seated properly. I didn’t get it in all the way by a fraction of a mm and had no sound (internal speakers weren’t even recognized). Went back and seated the cable fully and sound was back.

    Timothy Dinkelman - Yanıt

    I had that same problem, too.

    lyonmissions - Yanıt

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    • Use tweezers to peel back the tape covering the display cable connector.

    I won’t have my daughter’s MacBook with its banana encrusted USB-C port until she returns home during spring break — just doing some homework before then. But if the case can lie flat after the audio board ZIF cable is detached, why do you need to detach the display cable connector (Steps 19-24)? It seems that you could jump straight to Step 25 to replace the USB-C port and avoid those steps.

    John Conklin - Yanıt

    Hi John, disconnecting the display cable is not necessary, but is recommended to avoid accidental damage to the cable during the rest of the procedure. If you feel confident in the safety of the cable then you can skip ahead. Good luck with the repair!

    Adam O'Camb -

    I skipped ahead to step 25 successfully by making a secure stand for the display and being careful to not strain cables. If you are decently motor skilled this saves you 15 minutes or so. Not recommended if you live with cats who love little screws to chase

    abscate - Yanıt

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    • It's possible the metal retaining flap on the display cable connector may flip open, remaining stuck to the tape.

    • If so, use the flat end of a spudger to hold down the retaining flap while peeling the tape away with the tweezers.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip open the retaining flap on the display cable connector.

    • Try to keep it clear of the tape, or it may re-adhere and make cable removal difficult.

    I found it helpful to stick one of the triangular picks in between the table and the retaining flap to keep them separated.

    Kofi Kantanka - Yanıt

    • Carefully slide the flat end of a spudger underneath the display cable to separate the adhesive holding it to the lower case.

    • Take care not to damage the cable. If the adhesive is very strong, heat the case directly beneath the cable with an iOpener to soften the adhesive, and then try again.

    Great, another new fragile display cable to deal with. Thanks Apple.

    maccentric - Yanıt

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    • Disconnect the display cable by gently pulling it straight out of its connector.

    • Immediately close the retaining flap.

    • The flap must remain closed when the cable is reinserted during reassembly. Line up the cable with the gold contacts facing down, and gently slide it into the closed connector. Take care not to crimp or damage the cable. When fully inserted, the indentations on the sides should not be visible.

    I’m pretty sure I understand the instructions here, but I had to think about it a little longer because “… must remain closed when the cable is reinserted during reassembly …” was not clear to me right away. The retaining flap I discovered, is super delicate, and hence my paranoia, so I wanted to point this out in case anyone else felt like me: ''''Is it correct to assume that your instructions could be interpreted as:

    “After disconnecting the cable, close the retaining flap for now to avoid damaging it. When reinstalling the cable, flip up the retaining flap once again, realign and slide the cable with gold contacts facing down.”

    I bent the USB-C corner of the lower case from a short drop onto laminate flooring, so in I went to shape it so the edge wouldn’t snag or scratch things. I am typing on my MacBook that received the body work.

    Thank you for your guidance!

    John Torquido - Yanıt

    For @seriouslyjohn and anyone else who might be wondering: “the flap must remain closed when the cable is reinserted” means keep it closed. Do not reopen the flap to insert the cable; just insert it carefully while leaving the flap closed. I know it probably runs counter to the procedure you’re used to, but Apple’s documentation is very clear on this, and I have to think it’s for a reason. My advice is to follow the instructions as written and don’t try to reinterpret them ;) Congrats on a successful repair!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Oops! I most definitely did NOT reinsert the cable into a closed connector. We can only wonder why Apple instructed this step to be counter-intuitive. I’ll pay closer attention to any weirdness that may arise, but the MacBook has been traveling and performing as it should; I’m going to avoid reopening the case, as easy as it is, until I have a good reason to do so. Thank you for replying and updating the guide!

    John Torquido - Yanıt

    I would argue that you should NOT close the retaining flap. I followed the directions to the letter, and when I started up the MacBook, the display did not register since the I wasn’t able to reseed the cable fully without worrying about tearing the cable. I did hear the computer charging and saw that the keyboard lit up, so I knew the MacBook was working besides the display. I looked up another video on Youtube that left the retaining flap open when reinstalling, so I took apart the Macbook again and tried it that way, and IT WORKED! The cable wasn’t fully reseated with the retainer open and I’m not sure if that was my fault or not, but with the retainer flap open, it was easier to see that. My 2 cents. Good luck everyone!

    Sulmo Kim - Yanıt

    I initially tried inserting the cable with the retaining flap closed (as described), however after completing reassembly the MacBook could be heard to start but without any display action (no backlight, no graphics - also tried resetting the SMC). Being suspicious of this step based on the comments above, I tried re-inserting the cable with the retaining flap open before subsequently closing the flap. It may have just been my perception but insertion with the retaining flap open certainly appeared to result in a more robust mating of cable and connector. After reassembly and reset of the SMC I at least saw backlight action although no graphics still. A subsequent boot into to diagnostics mode resulted in the graphics coming to life.

    Maybe my re-insertion while the retaining flap was closed was not quite correct (although I was certainly trying to be careful), but my experience was that success was achieved making the cable insertion while the retaining flap was open.

    Paul Richards - Yanıt

    It is kind of nice that I don't have to worry about that. The screen cable is literally plug & play. Super easy.

    lyonmissions - Yanıt

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    • Separate the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly.

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    • Use tweezers to peel up the tape covering the two ZIF connectors—one for the right speaker cable, and one for the audio jack board cable.

    Removing the logicboard must be safer way, but battery replacement can be accomplished if you skip here to step 32, and omit 36.

    Aki Mochi - Yanıt

    I'm not sure removing the logic board is safer, you have many more opportunities to break something. I left it connected but removed the screws so I could maneuver the battery underneath. Faster and safer imo.

    maccentric -

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    • Use the point of a spudger to flip up both ZIF connector retaining flaps.

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    • Carefully pull straight back on the two pieces of tape you just peeled up to disconnect the two ribbon cables.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to peel up the foam pad covering the two antenna connectors.

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    • Use tweezers to disconnect the first antenna connector by lifting it straight up from its socket.

    • The antenna connectors and sockets are extremely fragile. Be very careful to lift only on the connector, and not on the socket itself. Do not lift under the cable, or put any unnecessary strain on it.

    The supplied tweezer is no good. You need one with grooves as shown in the picture. When re-inserting the antenna connectors, make sure that they are seated properly before pushing down. If you have magnifying equipment, use that to get visual confirmation. I used tactile feedback from my fingers to discern proper alignment. Try not to force it.

    Ki Park - Yanıt

    I used the tweezers provided by iFixit. I struggled with both connectors and finally managed to disconnect both, but when I came back to reconnect them, I realized that both connectors on the logic board were loose. Long story short, it turns out that my little exciting adventure changing the battery cost me $530 to send it for repair at Apple Care. I am quite good at troubleshooting Mac and used to work for Apple for many years. This one step is more dangerous than it seems, because you can end up like me, without wifi on your mac. Honestly, for those who think they can do it, think twice. You can thank me later…

    Arthur Liegeois - Yanıt

    For me this step was the only point where I had a bit of trouble. The supplied tweezers were not the best for disconnecting the antenna connectors as Ki Park points out already. In my case the outer ring of one of the connectors on the logic board bended slightly. It bended back in place during assembly and the wifi works as normal again after the repair. It is very tricky though, really be careful in this step and use other tools as necessary.

    Arie Machgeels van Ziel - Yanıt

    BY FAR THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE JOB!. I broked one connector and spent an hour with high powered magnifiers to try a repair. Wasted an hour on this. Id suggest leaving the logic board in place if possible

    Crisis Guy - Yanıt

    I had no problem with this. The key is to come toward the connectors from the opposite direction from that shown in the photo. Easier to grip the connector.

    david - Yanıt

    I broke one. Looking back, it may have been safer to detach the motherboard from the case before disconnecting the antenna, as it allows more angles to access them. 😢

    bredelet - Yanıt

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    • Use tweezers to disconnect the second antenna connector by lifting it straight up from its socket.

    • The antenna connectors and sockets are extremely fragile. Be very careful to lift only on the connector, and not on the socket itself. Do not lift under the cable, or put any unnecessary strain on it.

    Broke a connector. Now what?

    chrisadams - Yanıt

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the left speaker cable connector by prying it straight up from the logic board.

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    • Use a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the trackpad cable ZIF connector.

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    • Disconnect the trackpad cable from the logic board by gently pulling it straight out of its connector.

    Once the logic board has been replaced, when following these instructions in the reverse order it should be pointed out that the all the flaps are flipped down. A distracted person might try to force in the flat connector before realising that he has to flip up the flap of the new logic board.

    Davide Dante - Yanıt

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    • Remove the single 3.5 mm T5 Torx screw securing the logic board to the lower case.

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    • Flip up the front edge of the logic board.

    • Handle the logic board only by its edges.

    • Lift and detach the EMI tape securing the logic board to the lower case.

    • Warming the tape with a hair dryer or iOpener makes it easier to detach.

    • Reattach the tape securely during reassembly.

    “Reattach the tape securely during reassembly.”

    In my case the tape did not stick properly to the lower case anymore and also came a bit loose from the logic board. Nonetheless my macbook works fine after the repair, so I'm not sure how important the EMI tape is. If I experience problems in the future I might open the macbook up again and check the tape and perhaps reattach it better with some new glue. There is probably special glue needed, so I'll look into that when it becomes an issue.

    Arie Machgeels van Ziel - Yanıt

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    • Remove the logic board.

    If you are replacing the logic board once the machine has been rebuild the 2015 model has to have a 5W power adapter plugged into the machine first before the full 29W power supply otherwise there is a risk of damaging the logic board. Once the power is supplied the battery disconnect LED will switch on and once this has occurred you can remove the 5W and supply the machine with the full 29W power adapter.

    Aaron Dalziel - Yanıt

    While it’s true that the internal documentation specifies this for a 2015, after frying 2 motherboards with a normal charger, I spoke with the engineers and they told me that this also applies to 2016 and 2017 macbook main logic boards. I say- It can’t hurt to try to wake them up with a 5 watt charger first! Please take 5 minutes to save your motherboard.

    Noah -

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    • Lift the back edge of the lower case assembly and prop it up at an angle using a book or foam block.

    • In the following steps, you'll apply liquid adhesive remover along the edges of the battery cells. Keeping part of the MacBook elevated will help the adhesive remover flow underneath the battery.

    • You can reorient the MacBook as needed throughout this procedure, but try to prevent the adhesive remover from touching any components other than the battery and metal chassis.

    • If necessary, add a layer of aluminum foil underneath your MacBook to protect your workspace from wayward drops of adhesive remover.

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    • iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant.

    • Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)

    • Do not wear contact lenses without eye protection.

    • Protective gloves are also included in your kit. If you are concerned about skin irritation, put your gloves on now.

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    • Pull off the black rubber stopper from your bottle of adhesive remover.

    • Twist to loosen or remove the bottle cap before you cut the applicator tip.

    • This unseals the bottle and allows the pressure to equalize before you cut the applicator tip. If you skip this step, the adhesive remover may spray out unexpectedly when the tip is cut.

    • Use scissors to cut off the sealed tip of the applicator.

    • Cutting close to the narrow tip will give you better control so you can apply the adhesive remover in small amounts.

    • Twist and close the bottle cap securely before you proceed further.

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    • The adhesive securing the battery cells to the lower case is located in the areas marked in red.

    • You may use this step for reference when applying the adhesive remover in the following steps.

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    • Apply a few drops of adhesive remover along the top edge of the front right battery cell.

    • You don't need to use very much. The small bottle contains more than twice the amount of solvent needed to remove all six battery cells.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes for the liquid adhesive remover to penetrate underneath the battery cell before you proceed to the next step.

    Das ist nicht nötig. Ich habe mit einer schmalen Spachtel die Akkus sehr gut und vorsichtig vom Klebstoff getrennt.

    Hat wunderbar geklappt.

    Gruß aus München, Tom

    Thomas Schroeder - Yanıt

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    • After 2-3 minutes, slide one corner of a plastic card underneath the battery cell.

    • This should require minimal force. If you have trouble, apply more adhesive remover along the other edges of the battery cell and give it 2-3 additional minutes to penetrate.

    • Try not to deform the battery. A damaged or punctured battery can leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire.

    • It may help to gently twist the card to open up a slight gap between the battery cell and the MacBook's case.

    • Slide the card farther underneath the battery cell to separate it from the adhesive securing it to the case.

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    • Lift the battery cell from the right edge to fully separate it from the adhesive, but don't try to remove it.

    • Leave the plastic card underneath the battery cell to prevent it from re-adhering as you proceed to the next step.

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    • Repeat the previous three steps to separate the front left battery cell.

    • Leave the plastic card underneath the battery cell to prevent it from re-adhering as you proceed to the next step.

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    • Repeat the previous steps to separate the large battery cell on the left side of the MacBook.

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    • Repeat the previous steps to separate the large battery cell on the right side of the MacBook.

    • Be careful not to damage the audio jack flex cable, near the back edge of the battery cell.

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    • Lay the lower case assembly down flat, and apply adhesive remover to the two middle battery cells—at each side, and along the front edge (opposite the logic board area).

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    • Apply some additional adhesive remover down the middle between the two battery cells.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes for the adhesive remover to penetrate before you proceed.

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    • Insert your plastic card under the front edge one of the battery cells and separate it carefully.

    • Try not to deform the battery. A damaged or punctured battery can leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire.

    • If you're having trouble getting the card underneath the battery cell, try working a piece of floss or wire underneath the battery cell and pull it side-to-side in a sawing motion to separate the adhesive.

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    • Repeat the previous step to separate the final battery cell.

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    • Remove the battery by lifting it away from the speaker and logic board area.

    • Take care not to drag the battery over the lower case assembly, or you may damage the speakers or flex cables.

    • Before installing your new battery, remove all the remaining adhesive from the MacBook's case.

    • Peel off larger pieces of adhesive using tweezers or gloved fingers.

    • Scrape away any remaining adhesive with a plastic tool, and clean the underlying areas with adhesive remover or isopropyl alcohol. Wipe in one direction, not back and forth, until all the adhesive residue is gone.

    • This can take quite a bit of work, so be patient.

    Change the battery: 25 minutes

    Remove the adhesive: 2:35 hours

    Andrea Moretti - Yanıt

    Frankly, this is the hardest and time consuming step throughout replacement task. I strongly recommend to utilize chemical tools to get rid of residue of adhesive tape. I used unused credit card to scrape it away. Be patient.

    Aki Mochi - Yanıt

    I used citrus oil. It’s vegan. Mr Jobs would approve ;) Made it very easy - less than an hour. After removing battery with the method shown in this iFixit, apply oil to remaining adhesive (black stuff included). Wait five minutes. Scrape black stuff away with plastic card etc. Wipe glue residue from edges towards middle (of each cell) with cloth. I used an old face washer. The nap picks up the clumps of dissolved glue residue nicely. Finish with clean cloth and alcohol. Looks like new!

    Pete Smith - Yanıt

    I applied some isopropyl alcohol to the adhesives then broke up one corner and lifted it up, then slowly pull it the same method to remove an iPhone’s battery’s adhesive. The old adhesives came off with ease and cleanly — less mess to wipe off afterwards.

    Trung Dang - Yanıt

    I’ve removed pieces of glue very very easy, with ceramic hob scraper.

    Everything was as new in 5 minutes.

    davor - Yanıt

    • Test your new battery's fit and alignment carefully before installing it.

    • Unlike most laptop batteries, the MacBook's battery is precisely contoured to fit the "terraced" shape of the lower case. Each cell must be correctly positioned, or the MacBook may not close correctly and damage may result.

    • Your replacement battery may come affixed to a thick plastic top liner to help keep the individual cells in position as you install it. Don't remove this liner until after the battery is installed.

    • If your battery came with adhesive pre-installed on the bottom, peel away the bottom plastic liners to expose the adhesive. If your battery did not come with adhesive, apply a thin double-sided adhesive tape such as Tesa 61395 to the lower case in the areas marked in red.

    • Carefully position the battery and set it into place. Press and hold each cell firmly for 5-10 seconds to secure it to the lower case. Afterward, peel off the plastic top liner along with any foam padding.

    • 2015 models only: After reassembly, remember to connect your MacBook to low-voltage power before turning it on. Failure to follow these instructions may result in logic board damage.

    • Calibrate your newly installed battery: charge it to 100%, and keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Unplug and use it normally to drain the battery. When you see the low battery warning, save your work, and keep your laptop on until it goes to sleep due to low battery. Wait at least 5 hours, then charge your laptop uninterrupted to 100%.

    • If you notice any unusual behavior or problems after installing your new battery, you may need to reset your MacBook's SMC.

    hola a todos, yo le he cambiado la batería a todos mis Macbook pero el cambio de esta batería fue verdaderamente aterrador, les recomiendo que si está en su posibilidad económica pagar a un agente autorizado o una macstore hagalo, el cambio de mi batería lo realice yo y fue satisfactorio, pero me faltaron muchas herramientas. el Macbook no encendido a la primera destapar revisar volver a cerrar. la batería tiene una pega extremadamente dura y me costo mucho sacarla Suerte

    jesset81 - Yanıt

    hello to all, I have changed the battery to all my Macbook but the change of this battery was truly terrifying, I recommend that if it is in your financial possibility to pay an authorized agent or a macstore do it, the change of my battery makes it  me and it was satisfactory, but I lacked many tools.  the Macbook not turned on the first uncover review close again.  the battery has an extremely hard tack and it cost me a lot to take it out, luck

    jesset81 - Yanıt

    To remove the battery, I applied acetone on the edges of the battery. Kept it tilted fir a few minutes and started prying with a credit card. Reapply acetone to the edge of the card, pry again, wait a few minutes and pry again. I thought it would be harder than it was. Removing the battery and all adhesive probably cost 30 minutes work.

    vanblerk123 - Yanıt

    I found after reassembly I had no response from the display, although I could hear the boot up sequence and USB-C cable insertion audio. After reset of the SMC I at least began seeing the backlight on boot. Subsequently forcing entry to diagnostics mode caused the display itself (i.e. graphics) to also come to life. The diagnostics found no issues but did seem to trigger the display to start working... hopefully helpful to someone.

    Paul Richards - Yanıt

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Do you think you could do two things to make your remarkable step-by-step guides even better:

• Having the ability to click in check-boxes for each step, it would also trigger a color-scheme (done / to be done) and a completion percentage display.

• Having the ability to display the various steps of the reversed order instructions to re-assemble the device, (it would feel much more helpful and safe to be able to follow the instructions displayed this way).

Thanks for your consideration.

sfuseau - Yanıt

OK…. So Ill qualify this with saying I was an apple tech for an independent company for about two years, and I now do it independently for my own company..

Did this in 20 minutes with my 9 year old holding parts so I can skip 14-33 as mentioned on the 2015 repair guide. Used a metal splurgier I got from newer tech long ago and my wife hairdryer. Its not as bad as some comments make it seem. I had set aside 1-2 hours but now I can enjoy my Friday bonus time and use my laptop away from a power cable. Good luck.

robcarian - Yanıt

Does anyone know if this repair will work with an early 2015 Macbook?

axl1972 - Yanıt

I installed, followed all directions but it’s not charging?

Ella Eliakim Laviolette - Yanıt

Same for me, LED on board is on, when on charger works fine but battery doesn’t charge.

Any advice or solution?

davor -

Thank you for the tuto. I just followed it and it works for now.

Eveything was very clear exept for 2 things:

-The fact that the new battery must have adhesive embedded on it(/you have to buy special tape) is not clear until you are doing it (and it’s, obviously, the last step: sticking the battery). I ended up using normal double side tape, and cutting the shapes needed directly on the metal back plate with a sharp knife cutter.

-I have a 2015 mac and all the thing with “charge it with a 5W charger before use” etc was not working. 5W charger was not doing much. I directly charged it with a genuine USB computer power brick

Landry Taffin - Yanıt

The 5W deal is only for a few minutes, it won’t do much to charge that battery. The 5W is more about warming the circuit so you don’t burn out the weak point in the conduit. It’s not for “Charging”… The fact that you did do it with the 5W for a while is what saved you.

Bryan Williams -

Is the battery being discharged 5 hours past sleep/shut down necessary for the full range of charge being picked up by the SMC/OS? Does anyone know where the deep discharge threshold is; dead+days?

Bryan Williams - Yanıt

After battery replacement MacBook doesn’t see battery (no battery installed). I was able to turn on MacBook on power source (cable plugged in). Tried everything reset NVRAM, SMC, even 2-3 times but still ‘no battery’.

I’ve opened it once more, physically disconnect the battery by inserting a battery isolation pick between the logic board and the battery connector, and REPEAT STEP 5 of guide!!!!

After this everything works great with no problems.

davor - Yanıt

* Sigh of relief * Just completed my second successful battery replacement. This 2016 Macbook went just as smooth as the first (MBP). Disassembly instructions were very accurate and clear, though the user comments for some of the steps helped a lot to add insight or clarification. Definitely check those out below each step. I do wish there was a bit of reassembly follow on instructions for a few of the reconnecting of ribbon cables that were extra fiddly to reinsert. (My MBP was easier in that stage.) Having reassembled everything, it started charging right away, with no extra troubleshooting thankfully. Thanks ifixit!! ( Jayz2Cents explosion sounds) Thanks to Jeff Suovanen and the other authors of this guide!!

catbertz - Yanıt

I installed, followed all directions, a bit long (about 3 hours), was difficult to replug antenna cables but finally succeeded, and it works like a charm ! well done tutorial.

Jean-Luc Delhay - Yanıt

Fabulous guide. Easy to follow to get you in and out of this small space. I got through it and then found that the screen was blank despite having the computer power up. Figured that it might have to do with the screen cable. Opened the laptop again and after the third try of reinserting the screen cable had a fully functioning machine. This is a different connector from all of the others. There is already a note about having the metal connector closed when reinserting the cable. Obviously it is critical that the cable is placed fully into the connector, but it is difficult to tell when that has been accomplished, especially when you have to be very gentle in the handling of the cable. I hope that this is helpful for someone else.

mparnes - Yanıt

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