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Macbook Pro 13 Retina (Early 2015) Speaker Replacement

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Difficulty

Medium

Steps

25

Time Required

1 hours

Introduction

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

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Spudger

Parts

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Speaker for MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch A1502 Late 2013 - Early 2015

S$23.50

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Precautions

-Please be careful with the screws, make sure you keep track of them

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.

Step 4
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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.

Step 5
Right speaker replacement
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If you are only replacing left speaker, please skip to step 17 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.

Step 7
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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.

Step 10
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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)

Step 11
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Lift the right speaker from the cable end and pull it free from the case. Insert new right speaker

Step 12
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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)

Step 13
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Insert back the right speaker cable connector to the logic board.

Step 14
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Place back the I/O board connector to the logic board.

Step 15
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Place back I/O board cable bracket.

Step 16
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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. If you are only replacing right speaker skip to step 22

Step 17
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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.

Step 18
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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)

Step 19
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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. Insert new speaker

Step 20
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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)

Step 21
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Insert back the left speaker cable to the logic board

Step 22
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Secure back the battery connector to the logic board.

Step 23
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Place back the plastic cover

Step 24
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Place back the lower case

Step 25
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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)


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