Macbook Pro 13 Retina (Late 2013 - Mid 2014) Speaker Replacement

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Difficulty

Medium

Steps

22

Time Required

1 hours

Introduction

This guide is for a speaker replacement for the MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2013 - Mid 2014).

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$25.00

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Precautions

• Work on a clear and open surface • Careful when unscrewing as the some of the screws are small • Take note of the screw driver to be used

Step 1
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Remove the 10 screws as shown in the image. - 2 x 2.3mm Pentalobe screws (red) - 8 x 3.0mm Pentalobe screws (yellow)

Step 2
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Wedge your fingers between the upper case and lower case. Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case to remove it. The lower case is connected to the upper case with two plastic clips near its center, if there is significant resistance when opening the case, slide the spudger around the edges to release the plastic clips.

Step 3
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If there is a plastic covered adhered to the battery contact board, remove the plastic cover first. Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board. Once it has been disconnected, bend the battery connector up out of the way to prevent accidental contact during the course of the repair.

Step 4
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Skip to step 15 if you are only replacing left speaker Remove the 2 screws securing the logic board end of the I/O cable bracket as shown in the image. - 2 x 2.1mm T5 Torx screws (red)

Step 5
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Use a pair of tweezers to remove the I/O board cable bracket.

Step 6
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Use the flat end of the spudger to pop the I/O board connector straight up off its socket on the logic board. Bend the I/O board cable straight up and out of the way. Fold only at the bend in the I/O board end of the cable.

Step 7
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Carefully tuck the sharp end of the spudger under the right speaker cable near the connector and lift it up out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 8
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Carefully peel the right speaker cable off the upper case.

Step 9
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Remove the 3 screws securing the right speaker to the upper case - 1 x 5.7mm T5 Torx screws (red) - 1 x 6.5mm T5 Torx screws (orange) - 1 x 3.8mm T5 Torx screws (yellow)

Step 10
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Gently lift the right speaker from the cable end and pull it free from the case. Insert new right speaker into chassis

Step 11
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Secure back the 3 screws securing the right speaker to the upper case - 1 x 5.7mm T5 Torx screws (red) - 1 x 6.5mm T5 Torx screws (orange) - 1 x 3.8mm T5 Torx screws (yellow)

Step 12
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Place the right speaker cable back along the same path and press down firmly. Carefully reinsert the right speaker cable back into its socket.

Step 13
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Reinsert the I/O board connector back into its socket on the logic board.

Step 14
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Place the I/O board cable bracket back into place. Screw back the 2 screws securing the logic board end of the I/O cable bracket as shown in the image. - 2 x 2.1mm Torx screws (red) Skip to step 20 if you are only replacing right speaker

Step 15
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Insert the sharp end of the spudger under the left speaker cable and lift it up out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 16
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Remove the 3 screws securing the left speaker to the upper case - 1 x 5.7mm T5 Torx screws (red) - 1 x 6.5mm T5 Torx screws (orange) - 1 x 3.8mm T5 Torx screws (yellow)

Step 17
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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 left speaker

Step 18
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Screw back the 3 screws securing the ;eft speaker to the upper case - 1 x 5.7mm T5 Torx screws (red) - 1 x 6.5mm T5 Torx screws (orange) - 1 x 3.8mm T5 Torx screws (yellow)

Step 19
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Reconnect the left speaker cable back into its socket on the logic board.

Step 20
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Reconnect the battery connector with a spudger.

Step 21
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Reinsert the lower case and press it down firmly until the two plastic clips near its centre clicks into place.

Step 22
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Screw back the 10 screws as shown in the image. - 2 x 2.3mm Pentalobe screws (red) - 8 x 3.0mm Pentalobe screws (yellow)


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