Monday, April 11, 2016

How to replace battery of Apple MacBook 15 Retina – Disassembling procedure - How to replace the SSD – How to remove the case – Trackpad replacement - Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the battery 
  • How to remove the SSD

Apple MacBook 15 Retina

How to Remove the Battery and Trackpad
Remove the following pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:
Eight 3.0 mm
Two 2.3 mm
Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro. Set the lower case aside.
Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.
Do not use any metal tools.
Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.
Remove the battery screws as shown in following picture .
There is risk to damage the battery.
Please note: carefully cut the duct tape layer under the battery with thin wire string.
Be sure you did not damage the loopback of the track-pad.
Please lift up the plaque under the battery with metal spudger.
Remove batteries on by one as shown in the flowing picture
Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the trackpad connector.
Unscrew the light-colored screws
Remove trackpad.
How to replace SSD
Remove the cover remove the battery connectors as follows
Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.
Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.
Remove the single 3.1 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.
Slightly lift the rightmost side of the SSD and firmly slide it straight away out of its socket on the logic board.