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Macbook Pro 13 Retina (Early 2015) Battery Replacement

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Difficulty

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Steps

47

Time Required

1.5 hours

Introduction

This guide is for a battery replacement for the MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015).

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Spudger

Plastic Cards

Aluminum foil

Acetone

Parts

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Battery for MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch A1502 Early 2015 (Battery Model: A1582)

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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 ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case: Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws (Red Circle) Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe screws (Orange Circle)

Step 2
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Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case. Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case to remove it.

Step 3
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Remove the plastic cover adhered to the battery contact board.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

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Remove the two 2.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the logic board end of the I/O board cable bracket.

Step 6
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Remove the I/O board cable bracket.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the I/O board connector straight up off its socket on the logic board.

Step 8
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Lift the logic board end of the I/O board cable straight up to bend it out of the way.

Step 9
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Carefully tuck the tip of a spudger under the right speaker cable near the connector and lift it up out of its socket on the logic board.

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Remove the following screws securing the right speaker to the upper case: One 5.7 mm T5 Torx screw (Red Circle) One 6.5 mm T5 Torx screw (Orange Circle) One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle)

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Lift the right speaker from the cable end and pull it free from the case.

Step 12
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Insert the tip of a spudger under the left speaker cable near the connector and lift it up out of its socket on the logic board.

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Remove the following screws securing the left speaker to the upper case: One 5.7 mm T5 Torx screw (Red Circle) One 6.5 mm T5 Torx screw (Orange Circle) One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle)

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Lift the corner of the left speaker up and slide it out around the battery to remove it from the upper case.

Step 15
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Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the trackpad connector straight up off its socket on the logic board.

Step 16
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Lift the trackpad cable up off the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it.

Step 17
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Use the end of a spudger to flip the retaining tab on the ZIF connector.

Step 18
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Pull the trackpad cable straight out of its ZIF socket on the trackpad control board.

Step 19
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Remove the single 3.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the battery board to the upper case.

Step 20
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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 adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant. Ensure that you have done 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. Use the plastic card to pry the rightmost battery cell up from the rear case.

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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.

Step 24
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Slide a plastic card cutting the adhesive between the battery and the case. If there is significant resistance, you may either apply a few more drops of adhesive remover Pry the leftmost battery cell up from the rear case.

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Apply acetone on the center battery cells

Step 26
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Pry out the middle cells

Step 27
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Remove the old battery

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Clean up the old adhesive tapes

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Remove the white stickers on the new battery

Step 30
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Insert new battery. Make sure the connector is aligned. Remove the plastic sheet

Step 31
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Secure back the single 3.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the battery board to the upper case.

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Insert back the trackpad cable

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Close down the retaining tab on the ZIF connector

Step 34
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Insert back the trackpad connector onto the logic board.

Step 35
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Place back the left speaker

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Insert back the following screws securing the left speaker to the upper case: One 5.7 mm T5 Torx screw (Red Circle) One 6.5 mm T5 Torx screw (Orange Circle) One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle)

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Insert back the left speaker cable to the logic board

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Place back the right speaker

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Secure back the following screws securing the right speaker to the upper case: One 5.7 mm T5 Torx screw (Red Circle) One 6.5 mm T5 Torx screw (Orange Circle) One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle)

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Insert back the right speaker cable connector to the logic board.

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Place back the I/O board connector to the logic board.

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Place back I/O board cable bracket.

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Secure the two 2.1 mm T5 Torx screws securing the logic board end of the I/O board cable bracket.

Step 44
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Secure back the battery connector to the logic board.

Step 45
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Place back the plastic cover

Step 46
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Place back the lower case

Step 47
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Secure back the following ten screws to secure the lower case to the upper case: Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws (Red Circle) Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe screws (Orange 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%.