Macbook Pro 13 Retina (Late 2016 - Mid 2017) Battery Replacement

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Difficulty

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45

Time Required

3 hours

Introduction

This guide is for a battery replacement for the MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016 - Mid 2017)

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Spudger

Tweezers

Suction Handle

Pick

Plastic Cards

Acetone

Nylon String

Parts

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Battery for MacBook Pro 13 inch A1708 Late 2016 - Mid 2017 (Battery Model: A1713)

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Precautions

• The adhesive remover is highly flammable. Please work in a clear, open and well-ventilated area. • The solvent used to dissolve the battery adhesive might be damaging to certain plastics such as the MacBook Pro’s plastic speaker enclosures. Take extra care when applying the solvent. • Allow the battery to fully discharge before starting this repair. A charged lithium-ion battery can create a dangerous fire if accidentally punctured.

Step 1
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Before starting this procedure, you must disable your Mac's Auto Boot feature. Auto Boot powers on your Mac when you open the lid, and may be accidentally triggered during disassembly. 1. Power on your Mac and launch Terminal. 2. Copy and paste the following command (or type it exactly) into Terminal: sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00 3. Press [return]. If prompted, enter your administrator password and press [return] again. Note: Your return key may also be labeled ⏎ or "enter." 4, You can now safely power down your Mac and open the bottom case

Step 2
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Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove the six screws securing the lower case: - Two 6.2 mm screws (Yellow Circle) - Two 5.3 mm screws (Green Circle) - Two 3.4 mm screws (Red Circle)

Step 3
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Apply a suction handle to the lower case near the front-center area of the MacBook Pro. Lift the suction handle to create a slight separation between the lower case and the chassis.

Step 4
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Insert one corner of an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis. Slide the opening pick around the lower case

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Pull the lower case firmly towards the front of the MacBook (away from the hinge area)

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Remove the lower case

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Carefully peel up the large piece of tape covering the battery connector

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Gently peel back the small piece of tape covering the battery board data cable connector. Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small black locking tab securing the cable in its connector.

Step 9
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Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket. Fold the battery board data cable back and out of the way.

Step 10
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Disconnect the cable on the other side Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small black locking tab securing the cable in its connector. Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket.

Step 11
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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the 3.7 mm pancake screw securing the battery power connector.

Step 12
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Use a spudger to gently lift the battery power connector, disconnecting the battery.

Step 13
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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 2.1 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.

Step 14
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Remove the trackpad cable connector bracket.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the trackpad ribbon cable by gently prying its connector straight up from the logic board. Carefully peel the trackpad ribbon cable up off the battery, and push it out of the way.

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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the ten screws securing the trackpad assembly: - Two 4.3 mm screws (Yellow Circle) - Eight 5.8 mm screws (Red Circle)

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Remove the trackpad assembly Be sure not to lose the six small washers (two circular and four rectangular) resting on the underside of the trackpad.

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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws securing the battery board. Either screw may have a water damage indicator sticker on the top. If so, remove it with a pair of tweezers and set it aside before removing the screw.

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The battery board is permanently attached to the battery. Check to make sure it has adequate clearance to come out together with the battery, without snagging on other components.

Step 20
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To protect your display, place a sheet of aluminum foil between the display and keyboard and leave it there while you work.

Step 21
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Apply a few drops of adhesive remover underneath the front edge of the battery cell that lies nearest the fan.

Step 22
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After 2-3 minutes have passed, slide a plastic card under the edge of the battery cell where you applied the adhesive remover. Gently work the card deeper under the battery cell to break up the adhesive securing it in place. Twist the card to raise the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case.

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You can also use nylon string to remove the adhesive.

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Repeat step 21 to 23 on the left battery. Apply a few drops of adhesive remover underneath the left side of the battery cell

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After 2-3 minutes have passed, slide a plastic card under the edge of the battery cell where you applied the adhesive remover. Gently work the card deeper under the battery cell to break up the adhesive securing it in place. Twist the card to raise the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case.

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Apply a few drops of adhesive remover along the back edge of the center battery cell.

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Slide a plastic card under one of the side edges of the center battery cell. Use the card to lift the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case.

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Lift and remove the battery.

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Before installing your new battery, Remove all the old adhesive from the MacBook Pro's case.

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Install the new battery

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Use a T5 Torx driver to secure the two 3.1 mm screws securing the battery board.

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Install back the trackpad

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Use a T5 Torx driver to secure the ten screws securing the trackpad assembly: - Two 4.3 mm screws (Yellow Circle) - Eight 5.8 mm screws (Red Circle)

Step 34
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Place back trackpad ribbon cable over the battery

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Connect back the ribbon cable to the logic board

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Place back the trackpad cable connector bracket.

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Use a T5 Torx driver to secure the two 2.1 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.

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Secure back the battery power connector

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Use a T5 Torx driver to secure the 3.7 mm pancake screw securing the battery power connector.

Step 40
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Install back the battery board data cable connector. Remember to flip down the small black locking tab

Step 41
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Connect the other side of the battery board data cable connector Remember to flip down the small black locking tab

Step 42
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Paste back the large piece of tape covering the battery connector

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Install the back cover

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Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to secure the six screws securing the lower case: - Two 6.2 mm screws (Yellow Circle) - Two 5.3 mm screws (Green Circle) - Two 3.4 mm screws (Red Circle)

Step 45
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You can now power up your Mac. Re-enable Auto Boot with the following command on terminal: sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03


Troubleshooting

1. Shut down your Mac. 2. On your built-in keyboard, press and hold all of the following keys. Your Mac might turn on. - Control (⌃) on the left side of your keyboard - Option (⌥) on the left side of your keyboard - Shift (⇧) on the left side of your keyboard 3. Keep holding all three keys for 7 seconds, then press and hold the power button as well. If your Mac is on, it will turn off as you hold the keys. 4. Keep holding all four keys for another 7 seconds, then release them. 5. Wait a few seconds, then press the power button to turn on your Mac.

1. Charge your Macbook to 100% 2. Unplug your Macbook and use it normally to drain the battery. 3. Save your work when you see the low battery warning. 4. Keep your Macbook on until it goes to sleep due to a low battery. 5. Charge your laptop uninterrupted to 100%.