Gently lift each side of the battery connector to pry the connector out of its socket on the logic board. Bend the connector back toward the battery, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board. Badges: 0. Fix Your Stuff Community Store. Tools Buy these tools. Parts Buy these parts. Step 1 Lower Case. Add a comment. Add Comment. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4 Battery Connector. Step 5. Affected units were sold primarily between September and February and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number.
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This level of precision works well for fitting the largest battery possible, but it doesn't bode well for the ideas of battery replacement. Well, it's finally out—in all its multi-segmented glory. In order to power this slender gadget, Apple produced this form-fitting 7. According to the specs, this is just a hair more than you get from this year's almost-pudgy-by-comparison, mAh MacBook Air 11" —though Apple touts equal battery performance of up to nine hours surfing the net, or ten hours of iTunes video playback.
For comparison's sake: With its slightly larger 7. The treasure antennas sit in channels routed into each speaker assembly. If this is a dielectric coating, some of Apple's recent patents could suggest that Apple is using the speaker assemblies to form a compound antenna, helping maximize power efficiency in this smaller form factor.
Finally, we reach one of the most talked-about trackpads in town. Some strange rubbery glue was holding a cable over the second half of each strain gauge pair. As we found previously in Apple's Force Touch, the strain gauges on this trackpad sense pressure from your fingers without really moving. With the virtual feedback of the Taptic Engine, the new trackpad has essentially no moving parts, which usually makes for a more durable component. With the strain gauge bracket removed, we take a closer look at the chips powering this newfangled trackpad:.
Broadcom BCM touchscreen controller. Another tri-wing bites the dust, and the USB-C port cable turns out to be an interconnect cable. And the dang port is trapped by the display hinge! How rude. Well at least the audio assembly is modular, allowing easy removal of the audio jack board.
But that means the dual microphones are left behind. To be fair, that screw you see in the corner is a pentalobe—a P2. That's an iPhone-sized screw. Apple doesn't really want to let us in. We can't complain too much, I mean screws are better than adhesive— oh my goodness. The adhesive backing a kind of layered tape is stuck to the keyboard, and barely holds together upon peeling. Under the blanket of tape is a field of disheartening stars. Two pentalobes per key, plus a row at the top and bottom, for a total of 83 , plus the three from before.
Daunted by the pentalobe-packed rear panel, we opt for frontal access. The keys pop off easily enough and seem to simply snap in place. With very few moving parts inside, is it possible that this plastic butterfly mechanism might actually be a repair win? Although we're a tiny bit worried about the plastic hinge fatiguing and breaking at its flex-point, we'll give Apple the benefit of the doubt and assume they've thought of that and designed for it.
The bracket is held in with tiny little clips; so cute. Ahh, USB-C! This lil' guy combines charging, data transfer, and video output into a single port. We're all for change Apple, but come on. Some critics have also argued that while the single USB-C port helps to maintain the MacBook's sleek profile, it could leave the new notebook open to some serious security problems.
Apple has opted to transition from using a row of LEDs with a light guide panel, to installing individual LEDs beneath each key. They claim that this new keyboard design provides even lighting across the whole keyboard, while maintaining a higher level of power efficiency than previous designs. PCB maker Compeq reports increased revenues for March. The MacBook Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 10 is easiest to repair. Proprietary pentalobe screws continue to make opening the device unnecessarily difficult, and new cable routing makes the procedure even trickier.
The USB-C port is secured by tri-wing screws, and buried under the display brackets, complicating replacement. Also, being the only port, it will experience more use and wear than a typical single-purpose port. The Retina display is still a fused unit with no separate, protective glass. If the display needs replacing, it'll cost a pretty penny.
The processor, RAM, and flash memory are soldered to the logic board. Le commentaire. As you say, pentalobe is tamperproof, and surely most of us now have a screw driver set? About time we forgave Apple, and it's good for your merchandising business ;-. Tom Wiersma - Apr 16, Reply. About the battery in the lower case, I think it's a rather good idea the MacBook Air way would have been better , you can just replace the bottom case.
At least it's a compromise. Yaroslav Serhieiev - Apr 21, Reply. Fix Your Stuff Community Store. Retina MacBook Teardown. Tools Featured in this Teardown Buy these tools. Video Overview. Introduction Apple describes its new Retina MacBook as "the future of the notebook.
Step 1 Retina MacBook Teardown. Add a comment. Add Comment. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. One comment. Step 7. Step 8. Tool used on this step:. The inch model was introduced in January ; the inch model in April. The second-generation model debuted in October in and inch variants, with a inch variant added in January Called the "unibody" model because its case was machined from a single piece of aluminum, it had a thinner flush display, a redesigned trackpad whose entire surface consisted of a single clickable button, and a redesigned keyboard.
Updates brought Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduced Intel's Thunderbolt. The third-generation MacBook Pro was released in the inch in June, a inch model in October. It eliminated Ethernet and FireWire ports and the optical drive. The fourth-generation MacBook Pro, released in October , adopted USB-C for all data ports and power and included a shallower "butterfly"-mechanism keyboard. On all but the base model, the function keys were replaced with a touchscreen strip called the Touch Bar with a Touch ID sensor integrated into the power button.
A November revision to the fourth-generation  MacBook Pro  introduced the Magic Keyboard, which uses a scissor-switch mechanism. The initial inch model with a screen set in narrower bezels was followed by a inch model in May Another revision to the fourth generation was released in November ; it was the first MacBook Pro to feature an Apple-designed system on a chip , the Apple M1. The fifth-generation  MacBook Pro was released in October in and inch sizes.
Powered by either M1 Pro or M1 Max chips , they are the first to be available only with an Apple silicon system on a chip. This generation re-introduced MagSafe, function keys, and some other elements that had been removed from previous models. Initial first-generation inch models retains the two USB 2.
The original case design was discontinued on October 14, , for the inch,  and January 6, , for the inch. On October 14, , in a press event at company headquarters , Apple officials announced a new inch MacBook Pro featuring a "precision aluminum unibody enclosure" and tapered sides similar to those of the MacBook Air.
The unibody-construction MacBook Pro largely follows the styling of the original aluminum iMac and the MacBook Air and is slightly thinner than its predecessor, albeit wider and deeper due to the widescreen display. This version diverged from its inch sibling with an anti-glare "matte" screen option with the glossy finish standard and a non user-removable lithium polymer battery. Adaptive charging, which uses a chip to optimize the charge flow to reduce wear and tear, extends the battery's overall life.
Thunderbolt technology, Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 on the inch model or quad-core i7 on the and inch models processors, and a high definition FaceTime camera were added on February 24, The chassis bottoms are also engraved differently from the models. Prior to its discontinuation it was Apple's only product to still include an optical drive and a FireWire port, and only notebook with a hard disk drive and Ethernet port. The firm is also investigating similar cases across the United States.
This "will repair affected MacBook Pro systems, free of charge". The program covered affected MacBook Pro models until December 31, , or four years from original date of sale. The third-generation MacBook Pro was released in , marketed as the "MacBook Pro with Retina display" to differentiate it from the previous model:  the inch in June , a inch model in October. The model name is no longer placed at the bottom of the screen bezel; instead, it is found on the underside of the chassis, similar to an iOS device and is the first Macintosh notebook to not have its model name visible during normal use.
The Retina models also have fewer user-accessible upgrade or replacement options than previous MacBooks. Unlike in previous generations, the memory is soldered onto the logic board and is therefore not upgradable. The solid state drive is not soldered and can be replaced by users, although it has a proprietary connector and form factor.
While the battery is glued in, recycling companies have stated that the design is only "mildly inconvenient" and does not hamper the recycling process. The initial revision includes Intel's third-generation Core i7 processors Ivy Bridge microarchitecture.
The lower-end inch model only included integrated graphics while the higher-end model continued to include a discrete Nvidia graphics card in addition to integrated graphics. On March 9, , the inch model was updated with Intel Broadwell processors, Iris graphics, faster flash storage based on PCIe 2. Apple continued to sell the inch model until July In June , Apple announced a worldwide recall for certain 15" MacBook Pro computers after receiving at least 26 reports of batteries becoming hot enough to produce smoke and inflict minor burns or property damage.
The problem affected some , computers, mostly sold between September and February The company asked customers to stop using their computers until Apple could replace the batteries. Apple unveiled fourth-generation  and inch MacBook Pro models during a press event at their headquarters on October 27, All models, except for the baseline inch model, featured the Touch Bar, a new multi-touch-enabled OLED strip built into the top of the keyboard in place of the function keys.
The Touch Bar is abutted on its right by a sapphire-glass button that doubles as a Touch ID sensor and a power button. The models also introduced a "second-generation" butterfly-mechanism keyboard whose keys have more travel than the first iteration in the Retina MacBook. All ports have been replaced with either two or four combination Thunderbolt 3 ports that support USB-C 3. All versions can output to a 5K display; the inch models can drive two such displays.
The inch models include a discrete Radeon Pro , or graphics card in addition to the integrated Intel graphics. The flash storage in the Touch Bar models is soldered to the logic board and is not upgradeable, while in the inch model without Touch Bar, it is removable, but difficult to replace, as it is a proprietary format of SSD storage. A GB [a] storage option was added for the base inch model, down from the base GB [a] storage.
On July 12, , Apple updated the Touch Bar models with Intel Coffee Lake quad-core processors in inch models and six-core processors in inch models, updated graphics cards, third-generation butterfly keyboards that introduced new symbols for the control and option keys, Bluetooth 5 , T2 SoC Chip , True Tone display technology, and larger-capacity batteries. On May 21, , Apple announced updated Touch Bar models with newer processors, with an eight-core Core i9 standard for the higher-end inch model, and an updated keyboard manufactured with "new materials" across the line.
A report by AppleInsider claimed that the updated "Butterfly" keyboard fails twice as often as previous models, often due to particles stuck beneath the keys. The fourth-generation MacBook Pro received mixed reviews. On May 4, , Apple announced an updated inch model with the Magic Keyboard. The two Thunderbolt port version has the same Coffee Lake processors, graphics, and maximum storage and memory as the two Thunderbolt port models.
The supported external displays was reduced to one, as the previous Intel-based models supported two 4K displays. Apple addressed many criticisms of the previous  generation  by restoring hard function keys in place of the Touch Bar, an HDMI port,  an SD card reader, MagSafe charging, and a higher base memory.
Other additions include a Liquid Retina XDR display with thinner bezels and an iPhone-like notch, ProMotion variable refresh rate, a p webcam , Wi-Fi 6 , 3 Thunderbolt ports, a 6-speaker sound system supporting Dolby Atmos , and support of multiple external displays. These new models feature a thicker and more-squared design than their Intel-based predecessors.
The keyboard features full-sized function keys, with the keyboard set in a "double anodized" black well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Line of notebook computers. Not to be confused with Mac Pro or MacBook. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. The specific problem is: "Sections need to be simplified and headings need to be fixed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Intel-based January 10, ; 16 years ago Aluminum October 18, ; 13 years ago Unibody June 11, ; 9 years ago Retina October 27, ; 5 years ago Touch Bar Apple silicon November 17, ; 17 months ago M1 October 26, 5th generation.
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The MacBook Pro with Retina Display Mid was introduced on May 19, and originally shipped with OS X Yosemite. During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the case to its two plastic clips. Battery Replacement for MacBook Pro Retina display between the ages of - This price includes the parts and labour to complete the repair and is.