Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Apple MacBook Pro 13 – Disassembling procedure – How to replace the optical drive – laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the back cover
  • How to remove the optical driver 
  • How to remove the connections 

Apple MacBook Pro 13

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Remove the following ten screws:
Three 14.4 mm Phillips #00 screws
Three 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws
Four 3.5 mm shouldered Phillips#00 screws
Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent. Remove the lower case.
Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board. It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Be careful with the corners of the connectors, they can be easily broken off.
Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable connector up from its socket on the logic board. Carefully pull the camera cable out of its socket on the logic board. Though not recommended by iFixit staff, some users opt to omit this step completely. For information on this, see the step comments. Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board. Pulling it upward may damage the logic board or the cable itself.
Carefully move the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable out of the way as you peel the camera cable off the adhesive securing it to the subwoofer and the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket. De-route the camera cable out from under the retaining finger molded into the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.
Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna connector closest to the logic board up from its socket on the AirPort/Bluetooth board. De-route the antenna cable from under the finger molded into the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.
Remove the following five screws:
Two 10.3 mm Phillips screws
Two 3.1 mm Phillips screws
One 5 mm Phillips screw
Pull the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly and the Subwoofer upward near the center of the side of the optical drive until they clear each other. Move the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly and the subwoofer away from the top of the optical drive.
Pull the right speaker/subwoofer cable out from under the retaining finger near the side of the optical drive. Pull the right speaker/subwoofer cable upward to disconnect it from the logic board.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive cable connector up from its socket on the logic board. Bend the hard drive cable away from the optical drive. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive connector up from its socket on the logic board.
Remove the three 2.7 mm Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the upper case. Pull the optical drive upward from its edge closest to the display and remove it from the upper case.
Pull the optical drive cable away from the optical drive.
Be sure to pull on the connector, not the cable itself. Remove the two black Phillips #0 screws securing the small metal mounting bracket. Transfer this bracket to your new optical drive