MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch (Mid 2015) Battery Replacement

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Difficulty

Doable

Steps

30

Time Required

1.5 hours

Introduction

This guide is for a battery replacement for the MacBook Pro 15 (Mid 2015)

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Spudger

Tweezers

Plastic Cards

Acetone

Aluminum Foil

Parts

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Battery for MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch A1398 Mid 2015 (Battery Model: A1618)

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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.

Step 1
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Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws: - Eight x 3.0 mm (Red Circle) - Two x 2.3 mm (Yellow Circle)

Step 2
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Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro. Set the lower case aside.

Step 3
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Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

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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.

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Remove the two 2.2 mm Torx T5 screws securing the touchpad cable connector cover to the logic board.

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Remove the cover.

Step 7
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Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the touchpad cable connector from its socket in the logic board.

Step 8
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Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the black locking tab on the trackpad ribbon cable ZIF connector.

Step 9
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Remove the trackpad ribbon cable.

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Remove the two 3.2 mm T5 Torx screws securing the battery board.

Step 11
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Place a sheet of aluminium foil covering the entire display, between the display and the keyboard. The adhesive remover might damage the anti-reflective coating of the display.

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The battery is glued to the board. We will use acetone to soften the glue The adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant. Please ensure the following: - Work in a well-ventilated area. - Wear protective gloves if you are concerned about skin irritation. Apply a few drops of adhesive remover evenly under the edge of the rightmost battery cell. Wait 2-3 minutes for the liquid adhesive remover to penetrate the adhesive under the battery before proceeding. - Use more adhesive remover if needed but apply only a few drops at a time to prevent it from seeping into other components.

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Once the adhesive has sufficiently weakened, slide a plastic card between the rightmost battery cell, cutting the adhesive between the battery and the case. If there is significant resistance, you may apply a few more drops of adhesive remover Throughout this procedure, take extra care not to damage any of the battery cells. A damaged lithium-ion battery may leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire. Use only plastic pry tools.

Step 14
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Use the plastic card to pry the rightmost battery cell up from the rear case.

Step 15
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Repeat the procedure with the adjacent battery cell: Weaken the adhesive either using the adhesive remover. Push a plastic card about an inch between the battery cell and the case, and slowly pry the cell up to separate the adhesive.

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Repeat step 12 to 15 on the leftmost 2 battery cells.

Step 17
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To separate the adhesive securing the middle 2 cells, apply a few more drops of adhesive remover to each cell. It may help to elevate one side of your device so that the adhesive remover flows in the correct direction underneath the battery cell. Insert the card about an inch between both of the battery cells and the case, one at a time, separating the adhesive between the cell and the case.

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Pry out the middle cells

Step 19
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Remove the battery.

Step 20
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Remove the stickers on the new battery

Step 21
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Insert the new battery

Step 22
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Screw back the two 3.2 mm T5 Torx screws securing the battery board.

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Insert back the trackpad ribbon cable. Use the tip of a spudger to flip down the black locking tab on the trackpad ribbon cable ZIF connector.

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Connect the touchpad cable connector to the logic board.

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Place back the cover

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Screw back the two 2.2 mm Torx T5 screws securing the touchpad cable connector cover to the logic board.

Step 27
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Connect back the battery connector straight to its socket on the logic board.

Step 28
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Paste back the warning label covering the battery connector.

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Place back the lower case

Step 30
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Secure back the following P5 pentalobe screws to secure the lower case to the MacBook Pro: - Eight x 3.0 mm (Red Circle) - Two x 2.3 mm (Yellow Circle)


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%.