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

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Difficulty

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Steps

40

Time Required

3 hours

Introduction

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

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T3 Torx Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Spudger

Tweezers

Suction Handle

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Plastic Cards

Acetone

Nylon String

Parts

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Battery for MacBook Pro 13 inch Touch A1706 Late 2016 - Mid 2017 (Battery Model: A1819)

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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 (Red Circle) Four 3.4 mm screws (Orange Circle)

Step 3
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Insert sharp end of spudger into the space between the lower case and the chassis. Slide the spudger around the lower case

Step 4
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Pull the lower case firmly towards the front of the MacBook (away from the hinge area) to separate the last of the clips securing the lower case.

Step 5
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Carefully peel up the large piece of tape covering the battery connector, on the edge of the logic board nearest the battery.

Step 6
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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.

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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 8
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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the 3.7 mm pancake screw securing the battery power connector.

Step 9
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Use a spudger to gently lift the battery power connector, disconnecting the battery.

Step 10
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Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.8 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.

Step 11
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Remove the trackpad cable connector bracket with a pair of tweezers.

Step 12
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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.

Step 13
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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the ten screws securing the trackpad assembly: Two 4.3 mm screws (Red Circle) Eight 5.8 mm screws (Orange Circle)

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Remove the trackpad assembly.

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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 3.2 mm screws from the battery board.

Step 16
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Battery is glued to the mother board We will be using acetone to soften the adhesive Please tape the speakers as acetone might discolor the speaker's plastic

Step 17
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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 18
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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 19
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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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Repeat step 18 to 19 on the left battery. Apply a few drops of adhesive remover underneath the left side of the battery cell

Step 21
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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.

Step 22
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Apply a few drops of adhesive remover along the back edge of the center battery cell.

Step 23
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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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Carefully Lift up the mother board slightly Pull out the connector from beneath the mother board

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Remove the battery and insert new battery

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Use a T5 Torx driver to secure back the two 3.2 mm screws

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Insert back the trackpad and trackpad cable

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

Step 29
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Connect the trackpad ribbon cable to the logic board.

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Place back the trackpad cable connector bracket

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Use a T3 Torx driver to secure back the two 1.8 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.

Step 32
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Flip down 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 34
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Connect back the battery board data cable

Step 35
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Use the tip of a spudger to flip down the small black locking tab securing the cable in its connector.

Step 36
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Paste back the tape covering the battery connector

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Insert back the lower case

Step 38
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Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to secure the six screws securing the lower case: Two 6.2 mm screws (Red Circle) Four 3.4 mm screws (Orange Circle)

Step 39
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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

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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%.