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Gebruik deze handleiding om de vastgelijmde batterij van je MacBook Pro op een veilige manier te verwijderen met behulp van een iFixit-batterijvervangingskit. De lijmverwijderaar in je kit zal de lijm die de batterij bevestigt, laten oplossen waardoor je het met meer gemak kunt verwijderen. De batterij bestaat uit zes verschillende cellen, waarvan er vier aan de bovenste behuizing vastzitten.

De lijmverwijderaar van iFixit is licht ontvlambaar. Voer deze procedure daarom uit in een goed geventileerde ruimte. Rook niet tijdens de reparatie en werk ook niet in de buurt van open vuur.

Om het risico op schade te minimaliseren, zet je je MacBook aan en laat je de batterij volledig ontladen voordat je met deze procedure begint. Een geladen lithium-ion batterij kan een gevaarlijke en oncontroleerbare brand veroorzaken als deze per ongeluk wordt beschadigd of doorboord. Neem, als je batterij gezwollen is, de juiste voorzorgsmaatregelen.

Let op: de oplossing die je gebruikt om de lijm onder de batterij te verwijderen, tast ook bepaalde plastics aan, zoals de speakerbehuizingen van je MacBook Pro. Wees je hiervan bewust tijdens het aanbrengen van de vloeistof.

Als je de oude iFixit-lijmverwijderaar gebruikt, met aparte fles en spuit (die we niet langer verkopen), vind je hier ietwat andere instructies om het te voltooien.

    • Verwijder de volgende tien schroeven die de onderste behuizing aan de bovenste behuizing bevestigen:

    • Twee 2.3 mm lange P5 Pentalobe-schroeven

    • Acht 3.0 mm lange P5 Pentalobe-schroeven

    • Zorg dat je, tijdens deze reparatie, bijhoudt welke schroeven waar vandaan komen en zorg ervoor dat je ze op dezelfde plek terugschroeft om schade te voorkomen.

    If don’t have one of those neat project mats, then you can use small pieces of flattened blu-tack to hold the screws. If you arrange them in the shape of your mac book cover, and put the screws down methodically, you can get a one-to-one mapping of the screws to the correct screw holes.

    Toby Thurston - Antwoord

    Or you can use an ice tray where you put the screws and the parts in separate bays in the same order as they come in the instructions.

    timofej.se -

    This is great! I used a small magnetic white board, and wrote on it to identify the parts as I went. This whole process, from the fast shipment to the great instructions to the complete, high quality, tool kit has been great. I’m typing this comment on my resurrected laptop. Thank you! Sue

    Susan Greer - Antwoord

  1. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Zorg dat je je vinger tussen de bovenste en de onderste behuizing wringt.

    • Trek de onderste behuizing vervolgens rustig weg van de bovenste behuizing.

    • Verwijder de onderste behuizing en leg deze weg.

  2. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 3, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 3, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • De onderste behuizing is in het midden met twee plastic klemmen verbonden met de bovenste behuizing.

    • Duw het midden van de onderste behuizing, tijdens het weer in elkaar zetten van je toestel, rustig naar beneden om de twee plastic klemmen weer aan elkaar te verbinden.

  3. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Batterijaansluiting: stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Verwijder de plastic bescherming die aan het contactbord van de batterij is bevestigd.

  4. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Verwijder de volgende schroeven die het connectorbord van de batterij aan het logic board bevestigen:

    • Twee 2.8 mm lange T6 Torx-schroeven

    • Eén 7.0 mm lange T6 Torx geschouderde schroef

  5. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 6, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Gebruik een pincet om de kleine plastic bescherming bij de rechter onderhoek van het connectorbord van de batterij te verwijderen.

    Is adhered to screw beneath, so lift firmly and slowly.

    Andrew - Antwoord

    when doing this with metal tweezers as instructed in the video, it was difficult to get off and apparently while i was trying to do it, the tweezers went too far under and i believe made contact with the screw underneath? there was a zzz noise, an orange flicker and a little stream of smoke that came out. i freaked out and put everything back together to see if the laptop even still worked, it turned on and everything but died right away (i drained it before doing the repair anyway, so i was surprised it turned on at all).

    i finished the battery repair and did several other things while in there. i have charged it all the way as recommended and will use it later on to see how everything is, im hoping that it’s a okay, but could someone explain to me what happened and the possible consequences?

    Kait D - Antwoord

  6. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Verwijder de breedkop 6.4 mm lange T6 Torx-schroef die de batterijaansluiting aan de logic boardmodule bevestigt.

  7. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 8, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Til het connectorbord van de batterij voorzichtig omhoog en weg van het logic board.

    • Het wordt aangeraden om de batterijkabels lichtjes uit de weg te duwen om het board zodat het niet in de weg komt te zitten.

    • Haal het bord en de kabels echter niet te ver weg, aangezien je hiermee schade riskeert.

  8. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Contactbord van de batterij: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Contactbord van de batterij: stap 9, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Pak de Interposer met een pincet vast.

    • Met een interposer wordt een interface bedoeld die een elektrische verbinding met een andere verbindt. In deze reparatie verbindt het contactbord de batterij aan het logic board.

    • Til de Interposer van het logic board af en verwijder deze.

    • Het verwijderen van het volledige bord zorgt ervoor dat de batterij zeker weten losgekoppeld blijft tijdens je reparatie en voorkomt dus dat deze per ongeluk contact maakt. Het is ook een goed idee om het uit je laptop te verwijderen, zodat deze er niet uitvalt.

    How can I remove interposer I m not able to remove it

    Raunak - Antwoord

    you must lift it absolutely vertically, or it fouls against the locator pin in the corner- you can easily get the impression that it won’t come over the end of this pin- almost like it’s rivetted in. it isn’t. get a good grip on it with the tweezers in the centre hole & one of the sides, & lift it STRAIGHT up.

    duncan rmi -

  9. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Datakabel van het I/O-bord: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Datakabel van het I/O-bord: stap 10, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Gebruik het platte einde van een spudger om de rechterkant van de datakabelaansluiting van het I/O-bord uit het contact op het I/O-bord omhoog te duwen.

    • Zorg ervoor dat je, bij het omhoogduwen van de aansluiting uit het contact, enkel de aansluiting zelf en niet het contact omhoog duwt. Doe je dit wel, dan loop je het risico dat je het I/O-bord beschadigt.

    I keep my fingernails fairly long, very handy for many computer repair jobs. This gives me 10 spudgers over which I have very fine muscular control. It is far easier to pop some of these tiny delicate MacBook parts loose with my nails.

    Ben Myers - Antwoord

    Skip this step. For an easier, lower-risk repair, go straight to step 15 and just fold the speaker out of the way.

    .A. - Antwoord

  10. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 11, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Wrik het platte einde van een spudger onder de linkerzijde van de datakabelaansluiting van het I/O-bord.

    • Draai de spudger rustig om om de aansluiting van de datakabel van het I/O-bord los te koppelen uit het contact op het logic board.

  11. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 12, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Til de datakabel van het I/O-bord omhoog en verwijder deze uit de MacBook Pro.

    This step is useless. Could be skipped

    Pierre S. - Antwoord

  12. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Rechterspeaker: stap 13, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Rechterspeaker: stap 13, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Rechterspeaker: stap 13, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Gebruik het platte einde van een spudger om de kabelaansluiting van de SSD uit het contact op het logic board omhoog te duwen.

    • Haal de SSD-kabelaansluiting uit de weg.

    As per my comment on step 10, this is also not required. When you remove the SSD in step 22, you can just fold it over out of the way.

    .A. - Antwoord

    This step is easy enough that I’d just remove it to be out of the way. I 100% agree with your other comments though. While you’re here, might as well do step 21 and remove the drive, just takes a sec.

    maccentric -

  13. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 14, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 14, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Duw de punt van je spudger onder de kabelaansluiting van de rechterspeaker.

    • Wrik de kabelaansluiting van de rechterspeaker rustig omhoog uit het contact op het logic board.

    • Zorg dat je enkel de aansluiting en niet het contact zelf omhoog duwt.

    When reassembling be careful that the right speaker wire is flush against the battery. At first, it was slightly touching the airport/bluetooth board causing wifi and bluetooth to not work after restarting.

    Stu - Antwoord

  14. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 15, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 15, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Gebruik een T5 Torx-schroevendraaier om de volgende schroeven, die de rechterspeaker aan de bovenste behuizing bevestigen, te verwijderen:

    • Eén zwarte 6.8 mm lange schroef

    • Eén zilveren 6.3 mm lange schroef

    • Eén zwarte 4.9 mm lange schroef

    • De zilveren schroef (in de hoek) kan met een schuimlaag bedekt zijn. Gebruik, in dat geval, je pincet om deze eraf te krijgen.

    If you manage to misplace any screws, particularly one of the speaker retaining screws, look under the speakers - they are magnetic and great at hiding missing screws :)

    Peter Newman - Antwoord

  15. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 16, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 16, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Til de rechterspeaker uit de bovenste behuizing en verwijder deze.

    • Begeleid, indien nodig, de kabel van de rechterspeaker uit het kanaal in de bovenste behuizing.

    For those who don’t realize it, the speakers you are removing really are the plastic corner pieces that look like they’re just there to fill the space.

    S Cockerille - Antwoord

  16. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Linkerspeaker: stap 17, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Linkerspeaker: stap 17, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Linkerspeaker: stap 17, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Gebruik het platte einde van een spudger om de kabelaansluiting van de hoofdtelefoonjack in een rechte beweging uit het contact op het logic board omhoog te duwen.

    • Buig de kabel van de hoofdtelefoonjack tot een hoek van 90° ten opzichte van het logic board.

    • Het wegbuigen van de kabel van de hoofdtelefoonjack zorg ervoor dat je de kabelaansluiting van de linkerspeaker los kunt koppelen zonder de kabel van de hoofdtelefoonjack in de weg te hebben zitten.

    For an easier, lower-risk repair, skip this step and step 18 - go straight to step 19 and fold the speaker out of the way.

    .A. - Antwoord

    Agreed, this is the way

    maccentric -

  17. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 18, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 18, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Duw de punt van je spudger onder de kabelaansluiting van de linkerspeaker.

    • Wrik de kabelaansluiting van de linkerspeaker rustig omhoog uit het contact op het logic board.

    • Zorg dat je enkel de aansluiting en niet het contact zelf omhoog duwt.

    It's easier to follow Step 19 & 20 first and then come to Step 18 (this step). Doing so will make it easier to remove that speaker connector easily holding the cable of speaker without having to use a pry tool.

    Johhnie Doe - Antwoord

  18. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 19, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Gebruik een T5 Torx-schroevendraaier om de volgende schroeven, die de rechterspeaker aan de bovenste behuizing bevestigen, te verwijderen:

    • Eén zwarte 6.8 mm lange schroef

    • Eén zilveren 6.3 mm lange schroef

    • Eén zwarte 4.9 mm lange schroef

    • De zilveren schroef (in de hoek) kan met een schuimlaag bedekt zijn. Gebruik, in dat geval, je pincet om deze eraf te krijgen.

    Be very careful on this step. If you aren’t you can snap the plastic on the corners where the screws go in. Remember to go slowly when spinning the screws back in, it doesn’t take gorilla torque to tighten them, just take it easy!

    Stacey Deel - Antwoord

  19. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 20, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 20, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Til de linkerspeaker uit de bovenste behuizing en verwijder deze.

  20. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, SSD-module: stap 21, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, SSD-module: stap 21, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, SSD-module: stap 21, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Gebruik je duim of je vinger om de plastic veerbeugel bij de SSD-kaart te buigen en zo de twee klemmen aan de voorkant van het toestel los te maken.

    • Kantel de SSD-module, terwijl je de veerbeugel ingedrukt houdt, uit de inkeping.

  21. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 22, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Verwijder de SSD-module uit de bovenste behuizing.

  22. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Batterij: stap 23, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij, Batterij: stap 23, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Verwijder de drie 2.2 mm lange T5 Torx-schroeven aan beide zijden van de batterij (zes in totaal).

    If I were to do this again, I think I would leave unbolting the transverse battery until after ungluing the other four. That way one can tip the laptop on to one of its short sides and so run adhesive remover along the long edge of each battery and let gravity assist penetration without the transverse battery falling out.

    John - Antwoord

    I think this is good advice.

    maccentric -

    I just did one of these that didn’t have these screws installed from the factory. Odd

    maccentric - Antwoord

  23. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 24, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • De vloeibare lijmverwijderaar dit in de kit zit kan de anti-reflectieve coating van het scherm van je MacBook Pro aantasten.

    • Om je scherm te beschermen, plaats je een laag aluminiumfolie tussen je scherm en het toetsenbord en laat je het daar liggen terwijl je werkt.

    You can use a heat gun to remove the adhesive. Remember you can always add more heat so don’t over do it. I put my heat gun on high for less than 10 seconds at a time

    BRUCEL86 - Antwoord

    Using a heat gun on a lithium-ion battery is not a good idea. You can get away with it if you are careful, but a solvent is much safer. ;)

    Jeff Suovanen -

  24. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 25, afbeelding 1 van 2 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 25, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Nu je MacBook Pro volledig is voorbereid, is het tijd om jezelf voor te bereiden:

    • iFixit-lijmverwijderaar bevat aceton, wat milde huid- en oogirritaties kan veroorzaken.

    • Draag oogbescherming bij het toedienen van de lijmverwijderaar. (Oogbescherming is toegevoegd in de kit.)

    • Draag geen contactlenzen zonder oogbescherming.

    • Er zitten ook handschoenen in je kit. Als je je zorgen maakt over irritaties van de huid, kun je nu je handschoenen aantrekken.

  25. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 26, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 26, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 26, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Trek de zwarte, rubberen stopper uit het flesje met lijmverwijderaar.

    • Draai de dop van de fles eraf voordat je de punt om het toe te dienen afknipt.

    • Dit opent de fles en laat de druk in de fles zich aanpassen voordat je de punt afknipt. Als je deze stap overslaat, kan het zijn dat de lijmverwijderaar uit het flesje spuit bij het afknippen van de punt.

    • Gebruik een schaar om de verzegelde top van het flesje af te knippen.

    • Hoe dichter je bij de punt knipt, des te meer controle je hebt bij het toedienen.

    • Draai de dop op het flesje en sluit deze goed voordat je verdergaat.

  26. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 27, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Dien wat druppels lijmverwijderaar toe onder de zijkant van de meest linkse batterijcel.

    • Je hoeft niet veel te gebruiken. Het kleine flesje bevat meer dan twee keer de hoeveelheid die je nodig hebt om alle batterijcellen te verwijderen.

    • Wacht ongeveer 2-3 minuten zodat de lijmverwijderaar in kan trekken en haar werk kan doen onder de batterijcel voordat je verdergaat.

    If you use a heat gun be sure to point the heat gun away from the motherboard. After heating for 10 seconds or less use the blunt end of the metal pry tool as you don’t want to puncture the battery. You don’t need much force as after you have enough heat you will hear it unsticking when you pry at it lightly with the BLUNT end of the metal pry tool. Repeat this step on the other side. You don’t need to heat the cells near the motherboard as they are secured with small screws

    BRUCEL86 - Antwoord

    I replace a lot of glued in Macbook batteries and you really do not need ISO to get them out. These wide blade plastic spudgers are brilliant and cheap. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32824615... Image here https://imgur.com/a/0Y0Yvyj

    Peter Newman - Antwoord

    May not need it to remove the battery, but it sure helps for removing the leftover residue and black VHB that’s left behind. I found that dousing the VHB and using a metal flat spatula helped.

    maccentric -

    Some good advice:

    Use a iFixit plastic card/credit card (work from the short side of the computer) and stick it under the battery towards the glue strip and hold the card approx 45° (or whatever angle is appropriate) and drip the glue remover on the card so it slides/runs down the card underneath the battery. In this way the glue remover is aimed straight to the glue under the battery to ‘eat its way’ onto the glue. Let it do its job for a minute or two. Then you can dig in the card even more underneath (the angle of the card will obviously be less and less as you get further in; the idea is just to somehow slide the liquid under), add a bit more remover, dig a bit more, etc…

    Otherwise the glue remover can get a bit all over the place but this way it is more easily directed towards the glue.

    Johan Nilsson - Antwoord

    Goo Gone, applied with a pipette, is a non-flammable alternative solution for releasing the adhesive that won’t harm plastics if it seeps past the battery cavities. It does take a bit longer, 30-45 mins, but is much safer. An additional benefit is that the adhesive will be completely separated from the top-case, so cleanup is super quick.

    John Grzeskowiak - Antwoord

    Hi John,

    We don’t recommend using Goo Gone because it’s a petroleum distillate based remover, which leaves an oily residue. The residue can prevent replacement adhesive from fully bonding with the surface. Be sure to clean any Goo Gone surface with a detergent-based cleaner.

    Isopropyl alcohol and iFixit’s adhesive remover are formulated to evaporate quickly and leave little residue, which allows replacement adhesive to bond properly to the surface.

    Arthur Shi -

  27. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 28, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 28, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 28, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Steek het platte einde van je spudger of plastic kaart onder de meest linkse batterijcel.

    • Loop je spudger of kaart langs de onderkant van de batterijcel en wrik deze ietwat omhoog om deze te scheiden van de lijm.

    This is the most difficult step. The tip of my spudger got bended and the aluminum case damaged it.

    Ahmed Almulhim - Antwoord

    I also broke a spudger trying to do this. Eventually I figured out it is easier to go in diagonally from the corner, just to one side of the screw hole, and lever until you hear the adhesive pad tear and give way.

    Matt Sephton - Antwoord

    we use a hair dryer and gently blow hot air in between the battery for a good minute before trying to lift it with a spunger. It worked wonderfully! When lifting, just give it constant force upward and you'll hear the battery slowly breaking away from the macbook, and we don't even see glue residues on our macbook at all. Just be patient. :)

    Allen Lin - Antwoord

    Just a note to say that the above comments were written before the liquid adhesive remover was added to the guide—you should definitely NOT be breaking any spudgers using the current procedure, which requires very little force. I recommend using plastic cards rather than spudgers—it's pretty easy to slide them under each battery cell and separate the adhesive once the solvent has done its work.

    Jeff Suovanen - Antwoord

    This is much easier to do using a plastic card. Just slide the card under the side of the battery and rock it back and forth. The battery will separate pretty quickly with minimal residue.

    lukecparr -

    by a plastic card, do you mean a credit card type thing? thanks in advance.

    Jennifer McPherson - Antwoord

    Exactly—one of these or an old credit card should work fine.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I second this, I also used an old credit card and it totally worked! I did not use any heat or liquid

    yas.siqueira - Antwoord

    Some good advice:

    Use a iFixit plastic card/credit card (work from the short side of the computer) and stick it under the battery towards the glue strip and hold the card approx 45° (or whatever angle is appropriate) and drip the glue remover on the card so it slides/runs down the card underneath the battery. In this way the glue remover is aimed straight to the glue under the battery to ‘eat its way’ onto the glue. Let it do its job for a minute or two. Then you can dig in the card even more underneath (the angle of the card will obviously be less and less as you get further in; the idea is just to somehow slide the liquid under), add a bit more remover, dig a bit more, etc…

    Otherwise the glue remover can get a bit all over the place but this way it is more easily directed towards the glue.

    Johan Nilsson - Antwoord

    I attacked it from the longest side using the plastic card after initially sticking in the spudger. encountered some resistance so I reapplied the adhesive remover and went in with a plastic card. hardest step to me was cleaning up the adhesive remnants

    C C - Antwoord

    My MBP identifies as late 2012/early 2013, and don’t know where you come up with a separate identity.

    Looking at both disassembly procedures, neither shows the aftermarket (probably NewerTech or OWC) battery I found in this MBP.

    That’s disconcerting; finds one asking myself - “Am I using the right procedure??”

    if you know this might be the case, please add note to this step if the user finds only 4 physical cased batteries.

    Tnx!

    prreitz - Antwoord

  28. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 29, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 29, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 29, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Steek de spudger aan de linkerkant onder de batterijcel.

    • Schuif ook hier de spugder langs de linkerzijde van de meest linkse batterijcel.

    • Wrik de cel lichtjes omhoog om deze te scheiden van de lijm.

  29. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 30, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 30, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 30, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Herhaal de vorige stappen om de ernaastliggende batterijcel van de lijm eronder te scheiden:

    • Dien wat druppels lijmverwijderaar toe onder de batterijcel.

    • Wacht ongeveer 2-3 minuten zodat de lijmverwijderaar kan intrekken en haar werk kan doen.

    • Steek een spudger of plastic kaart onder de batterijcel en wees daarbij voorzichtig dat je de batterij niet beschadigt. Scheid de batterijcel van de lijm die het aan je MacBook Pro bevestigt.

  30. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 31, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 31, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 31, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Steek het platte einde van je spudger onder de grotere linker batterijcel.

    • Steek je spudger voorzichtig onder de cel zonder daarbij de cellen te beschadigen.

    • Wrik de grotere linker batterijcel omhoog van de bovenste behuizing.

  31. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 32, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 32, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 32, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Pak de batterijcellen vast en beweeg deze voorzichtig weg uit de inkeping in de bovenste behuizing (zonder deze volledig te verwijderen).

    • Laat de batterijcellen op de bovenkant van de bovenste behuizing rusten, zoals je kunt zien op de derde foto.

  32. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 33, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 33, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 33, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Ga nu naar de andere kant van de batterij en herhaal deze procedure bij de twee batterijcellen aan de rechterkant van de MacBook Pro.

    • Onthoud dat je een beetje lijmverwijderaar onder iedere cel toedient en 2-3 minuten wacht zodat het in kan trekken.

    • Wees voorzichtig dat je de batterijcellen niet doorboort of anderszins beschadigt.

    Puncturing the battery’s protective covering can lead to release of caustic fumes or fire.

    Chris Leeds - Antwoord

  33. MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 34, afbeelding 1 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 34, afbeelding 2 van 3 MacBook Pro 13" Retina-scherm eind 2012 Vervanging van de batterij: stap 34, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Til de batterij als een geheel uit de bovenste behuizing en verwijder deze volledig.

    • Verwijder alle lijmresten van je MacBook Pro voordat je je nieuwe batterij installeert.

    • Met een beetje geluk kun je alle lijmstrips met je vingers uit de MacBook trekken.

    • Als dat niet lukt, dien je bij ieder batterijgebied wat lijmverwijderaar voor 2-3 minuten toe en schraap je het vervolgens met een openingsplectrum of een andere tool uit je kit weg van de behuizing. Dit kan wat werk vereisten, dus wees geduldig.

    • Haal tot slot alle lijmverwijderaar weg en geef je MacBook Pro wat tijd om te drogen.

    • De vervangende batterij die met je iFixit-kit is meegeleverd bevat vooraf geïnstalleerde kleefstrips. Test of de batterij past en positioneer 'm op de juiste plek voordat je de folie die de lijm bedekt eraf haalt. Druk de batterijcellen vervolgens op hun plek. Als er meer folie op zit dan bij de vorige batterij, haal je deze er nu ook af.

    • Kalibreer je vers geïnstalleerde batterij: laad deze op tot 100% en laat deze nog minstens twee uur doorladen. Haal 'm dan van de oplader af en gebruik je laptop totdat deze uitvalt vanwege een lege batterij. Wacht vervolgens minstens 5 uur en laad je batterij tot slot nog een keer ononderbroken op tot 100%.

    • Als je onverwacht gedrag of problemen tegenkomt nadat je je nieuwe batterij hebt geïnstalleerd, kan het nodig zijn dat je de SMC van je MacBook Pro moet resetten.

    During battery replacement take care to position the two left and right battery packs inwards and upwards towards the macbook center such, that there is sufficient space for reinstallation of the two speakers!

    Fred Ziegler - Antwoord

    I second Fred’s suggestion. I had to “smoosh” the right speaker in since my battery replacement was a little bit too far over. It was fine, but the “heads up” note is warranted.

    David Ryan -

    If you're replacing the top case that includes a new battery, can't you skip removal of the battery?

    jaredcastello - Antwoord

    Yes!! If uppercase Assembly(Includes Trackpad, keyboard, Palmrest & BATTERY) is being replaced, there is no need to remove battery from old uppercase assembly.

    lamajr -

    When you are at this step and before you put the new battery in, take the time to clean your computer really well. You will be surprised how much dust/dirt and even pet hairs have gotten into your computer. After I removed the battery, I use a little more of the acetone to clean the bays up and after it dried, I used a tiny bit of Isopropyl Alcohol to make sure there was a good clean area for the new bonding. Make sure you clean the fans. Don’t use a toothbrush or anything like that. If your have a Lowes or Home Depot, you can buy a shop vac attachment kit for about $20, it’s well worth it. Don’t use that air in a can crap, it will put moisture on circuits. Take your time, it’s not a hard task to do everything, just use a little patience.

    Stacey Deel - Antwoord

    Hi all,

    After installing the new batteries, my mac is not powering up… Do i need to charge the battery first and then check again? Have anyone faced similar issue before?

    My 1st battery from ifixit came out to be defective and it caused fire at the centre of the long battery. I have got a replacement for the defective piece which i have installed now. However, now i am worried that connecting to power could lead to any potential fire / harm to my mac???

    Already i have spent lot of time in this and it would be very upsetting if this battery spoils my mac!!!

    Any suggestion people???? thanks in advance!

    BR,

    Vijay

    Vijayaprasath Rajendran - Antwoord

    Hi Vijay!

    Uh-oh, we’re sorry to hear about the battery trouble!

    Our batteries come with a 1-year warranty, so this would definitely be something we can assist with. Please feel welcome to reach out via help.ifixit.com and provide our Support team with your order number so that they can look into these battery troubles with you.

    Thanks!

    Kadan Sharpe -

    Hi All,

    Just replaced battery, and am typing this on the live MacBook. The unit fired up as soon as I plugged in the power adapter. Nice. The battery percentage indicator said the battery had approximately 85% power charge. Is this normal? If not, what steps should I take to ensure that this battery is properly calibrated?

    Cheers,

    James

    James Pineda - Antwoord

    Hi James,

    Follow these steps to calibrate your new battery: https://help.ifixit.com/article/265-batt...

    Sam Omiotek -

    日本語翻訳ありがとうございます。大変分かりやすかったです。

    1点だけ、下記タイプミスだと思います。

    カリブレーション→キャリブレーション

    kazika - Antwoord

    ご指摘ありがとうございました!訂正済みです。

    Midori Doi -

    Can someone tell me which model is written in the battery? I saw that is written the model a1437. Is this model compatible with the a1425? Thanks

    mizuno.doss - Antwoord

    Hi Mizuno,

    The battery model is A1437, and it is compatible with the MacBook Pro model A1425.

    Arthur Shi -

    These instructions are brilliantly concise! Thank you. And thank you everyone for your comments. As a final comment from me, it is much easier to assess the final position of the batteries if you place them gently in position, reinstall the speakers, adjust the battery position if needed and then press them firmly into place.

    John - Antwoord

    Ive never done anything like this before ….took less than an hour. Everything looks good…….. Thanks IFIXIT. Save the planet fixit.

    cquirolo - Antwoord

    I did everything in the kit, but my computer won’t acknowledge the battery and is only running on my power adapter. Once I take off the power adapter it shuts down. I also tried resetting the snc, but unsure if it did anything. I reopened up the back to see if I missed anything. The batteries are warm, which means they were running. I’m very confused, anybody else run into similar issues?

    Alice - Antwoord

Conclusie

Om je toestel weer in elkaar te zetten, volg je deze instructies in omgekeerde volgorde.

Kalibreer je batterij, voor een optimale performance, nadat je deze hebt geïnstalleerd: Laad deze op tot 100% en laat 'm nog minstens twee uur doorladen. Gebruik je apparaat vervolgens totdat deze zichzelf uitschakelt vanwege een lege batterij. Laad je batterij tot slot nog een keer ononderbroken op tot 100%.

Breng je e-afval naar een door R2 of e-Stewards gecertificeerde recycler.

Ging je reparatie niet zoals gepland? Bezoek dan onze pagina over probleemoplossing of vraag onze MacBook Pro 13” antwoordencommunity voor hulp bij het oplossen van je probleem.

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58 Opmerkingen

There is a much easier way to get the batteries out. If you look at the 2 cells on either side (left and right), you will notice that they put them in an area that is slightly lowered. This is by design. To remove the batteries, pour a small amount of 90% isopropyl alcohol on both sides and let it sit for about 30 to 45 mins. It will dissolve the glue and you can gently then lift out the batteries without any prying. After you remove the batteries, simply wipe up any remaining alcohol, let it dry, buff it clean, and insert the new battery. Considerably easier and safer than potentially damaging the battery packs. If you are putting the same battery pack back, just use double sided tape. IMPORTANT NOTE: ALWAYS BE SAFE USING ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL AROUND FLAMES OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT MAKE IT BURN. ALSO, NEVER ATTEMPT TO PRY THE BATTERIES IN ANY WAY IF ANY ALCOHOL IS STILL POTENTIALLY PRESENT!! WAIT UNTIL IT IS EVAPORATED!!

jimhoffa69 - Antwoord

Thank You for the hint with the alcohol, but where can I buy a spare battery?

Uli -

I poured isopropanol into those lowered areas but unfortunately it soaked up along the battery leads and got all the way under the keyboard and elsewhere where it shouldn’t. It made some other plastic parts of the computer swell which isn’t good so I would not recommend pouring any solvent in there. Add a very small amount of solvent (0.25 ml) just enough to soften the adhesive, and let it sit for about 30 min and then pry carefully and add a little more, making sure it doesn’t get soaked up by the battery leads.

Another important thing: when you buy a battery, make sure it’s new, up to 1 year from date of manufacture because they have a limited shelf life and get permanently damaged when sitting uncharged.

Imre Treufeld -

Prying the battery out is HARD! and VERY dangerous. I tried using a flat head screwdriver, put it under the battery and twisting the thing out. DO NOT DO THAT!! as it can punch a hole in the battery if you twist it too hard. I had a small smoke coming off by doing that and was lucky enough it didn't burn. Using isopropyl would be an ideal solution. But to bad I can't find that around here :(.

[DO THIS ON YOUR OWN RISK] What I ended up doing is using the screwdriver to gouge the underlying glue out as much as I can on the side (about 10%) and use fingers to pry it up. Good luck!

Hlung - Antwoord

Perfect! not as difficult as it looked first, especially with the proper tools. To take the batteries out the alcohol (I used ethanol used for cleaning purposes) works like charm. I put a few ml in nearby the batteries, waited maybe 20min and was able to pry them out easily. Tried before without the alocohol and nothing moved. I ordered the battery on ebay for 70€ and it has the same numbers and text as the original it says apple japan as well. My old battery had more than a thousand cycles after 3 years and did not last vey long. Now the software shows 0 cycles and it is charging starting at 15% and will be fully charged in 2:45h. I think apple charges 249€ for the job here in Gernany. It took me about 1 hour to replace it (with waiting).

Olaf Querhammer - Antwoord

Thanks for the excellent instructions. They were easy to follow and the new battery is working. I purchased my battery on Amazon from Brtong for $49.99. I just installed it so I don't know how long it will last but it was new and the cheapest price. It came with two tools to remove all the screws.

derrymatheson - Antwoord

This is a great resource. Thanks to all that contributed to this. I was able to replace my battery today and all went well. I had a very hard time removing the old battery. The spudger broke on me and I was afraid to use alcohol so I used a screw driver and sure enough, sparks flew removing the old battery. But got it done.

Thanks again to all and ifixit.com

aljimenez - Antwoord

Thanks for the guide! Perfectly presented. Took me about an hour following the steps.

Todor Lirkov - Antwoord

t's very important to keep organized during this replacement for ease of reassembly as there may be different size/length screws in the same step.

Someone else had mentioned using isopropyl alcohol to remove the adhesive from the batteries which is truly a great idea.

In my specific case, isopropyl alcohol was not something I had on hand. As a substitute, I used my wife's nail polish remover since Acetone evaporates fairly well (yay high school science class FTW) and sure enough, they came loose no problem. This method is NOT guaranteed, but to the careful DIYer can work great in a pinch.

Daniel Conley - Antwoord

Followed this point to point description and it worked like a charm (Isopropyl alcohol also helped)! (Isopropyl alcohol is sold under different brand names.)

Screws described in points 15 and 19 are not exactly as my MacBook. You describe 2 long and 1 short. I have 1 short black screw and 2 long screws (1 black and 1 silver) - the silver one in the corner and is hidden and covered by "metal wool" (peel it of).

Einar - Antwoord

Sadly this was a disaster for me.

All went well at first. I was able to follow all the instructions, and I used some alcohol, since the batteries were very hard to remove. Make sure the force you apply is aimed downward, to scrape through into the adhesive. And don't use much. When the battery is ready to come up free, it will. Don't rush it and pry upward until it's really starting to lift, meaning the glue is giving way.

The rest of the instructions are easy, so I thought. I actually managed to break the left speaker connector from the board. I wasn't too worried, as I don't use the computer speakers much anyway. On reassembly, I tried to glue the connector back. Doubt that worked.

I was able to reassemble the whole machine. When I powered it on (with cable), the battery was recognized (system report) but WOULD NOT charge. The system then started to degrade. Mouse and keyboard started malfunctioning. It's dead. Will return the battery, and go shopping.

Gene - Antwoord

Just performed this today suing the same brtong battery from Amazon that someone else mentioned. $50 on Amazon. The instructions were perfect. All worked like a charm. I was scared off at first due to the stated difficulty. It is possible the glue on mine wasnt very good maybe. But seriously, anyone considering doing this, do it. It is not hard. And well worth it.

Aaron West - Antwoord

Worked like a charm. Except my batteries were harder to pry off than the guide would lead me to believe. Other than that, perfect, and now I've got a brand new battery. Tip: the batteries for late 2012 AND early 2013 13" MacBook Pros are the same, so you can get a battery that's listed as either.

danqaurooni - Antwoord

Really useful and unbelievably specific instruction. All crystal clear on every step.

The battery removal part was really tricky, and I ended up making a wedger of my own - about 4 cm wide plywood piece that I cut at an angle (so there would be a wedge) and sanded smooth (to not damage the batteries). I found that the wide tool provided much more lifting force, while distributing the pressure equally along the whole length of battery sides.

It's definitely not as hard as it first seems. Go for it!

uldiszeidurs - Antwoord

Just finished replacing my battery. 30 minutes start to finish. There's nothing difficult or too risky if you keep organized and follow these excellent step-by-step instructions. Couple of tips: absolutely agree with using isopropyl alcohol to loosen old adhesive, also – I printed out the instructions and just taped the screws/parts to the appropriate step/picture with a bit of masking tape and stacked them on top of each other as I went (in order), this way going back was a breeze! Go for it!

Steven Lubensky - Antwoord

Fantastic instructions!I had no issues completing the battery change in a little over an hour, at a leisurely pace. Took my time to make sure I did every step just right. Acetone worked for me (Thanks for the tip Daniel). Slightly different screws from those in the instructions, as with Einar. Had the instructions on my desktop while doing the battery change on the laptop. Now the new battery is in full charge, and the MacBook works as before. The battery is not an OEM part, so we'll see how long it will last... Thank you Walter + all who chipped in!

Jouni - Antwoord

Thank you- is there any place where I can buy the correct tools to remove the battery?

dalia rochwarger - Antwoord

I bought all tools on Aliexpress, it costs there just few dollars.

micer -

Really helpful guide, I just installed a new battery and seems like it works great! It took me about 2 hours, the tricky part was to remove the old battery as others said. I used some liquid for glue removal, I think it should be available in every shop with paints and lacquers etc. I took a piece of fabric, put it into the liquid and pushed it under the battery until I could easily remove it. Finally not so difficult, but I can't imagine removing the battery without the liquid to melt the glue. Btw I bought a battery on Aliexpress for $45, hope it'll live for a while.

micer - Antwoord

I wasn't difficult, I recommend you to use an old credit card to remove the batteries, this will help you a lot!!

wg.varela - Antwoord

I just installed a new Egoway Macbook Pro 13 inch Retina Display battery (the instructions were great!). Powered it up and got nothing. Plugged it in and it worked but my battery icon has a 'X' through it and it says 'No Battery Available'.

Can someone please help????

Thank you!

ha.robert - Antwoord

Try resetting the SMC. (This is in the guide, but it's the very last step so folks sometimes overlook it. It pays to read to the end!)

Jeff Suovanen -

Hi Jeff. I tried that. Still didn't work.

ha.robert - Antwoord

I suppose it's possible you got a defective battery. I would try reconnecting the old battery and see whether that solves the problem. You may not have to re-do the entire procedure—instead, see if you can disconnect the new battery you already installed, lay the old battery directly on top of it, plug it in, and tape it down temporarily so you can flip the laptop over and boot it up. If this resolves this issue, you probably have a bad battery. And if it doesn't, drop your question into a post in our Answers forum for more detailed troubleshooting. Good luck!

Jeff Suovanen -

Great Guide - Thanks!

My repair went off without a hitch. I used iFixit's part-only new replacement battery (which showed full capacity after installation) and my wife's nail polish remover as a solvent to loosen the adhesive. I poured a few ml's into each slight depression (i.e. under each battery pair), left that for around 20 mins to evaporate, then poured a tiny bit in again and gently pried each battery out with a spudger.

PS - I see the guide lists a T7 Torx as one of the needed tools, but I can't see where that would be needed in this repair. T5, T6 and P5 were all I needed.

Andrew - Antwoord

The instructions were phenomenal!!! Congratulations to the author. I installed a SIKER11.21V 74WH that I bought from Amazon for $62.99. The only challenge I had is that the adhesive strips that came with the new battery were completely useless as I wasn’t able to remove the plastic layers that were covering them. I ended up removing the adhesives and used double-adhesive tape instead. The thickness was about right and there is little space for the battery cells to move once installed. The battery seems to be functioning well and is charging. Good luck to those adventurers willing to try.

Sergio Shkurovich - Antwoord

Took about one hour. Pictures and directions and others comments were OUTSTANDING!

Turned on and speakers worked without a problem. Now letting the new battery drain.

Thanks for the great instructions and including everything I needed in the kit.

Harvey Glick - Antwoord

The operation seems to have worked fine for me, but afterwards I notice that the backlight for the bottom-center part of the keyboard is not lighting. The rest of the keyboard lights up just fine, so it’s really no trouble finding the keyboard in the dark.

I suspect that I was a little too liberal with the acetone and some of the overflow damaged one (or a few) of the keyboard LEDs. Another reason to be careful with how much solvent you apply.

Adam Smith - Antwoord

This is an absolutely wonderful guide. Thanks very much for providing it.

Don Abrams - Antwoord

Very nice guide, and the plastic alignment jig in the replacement battery was great!

I did find I was missing some of the bits promised in the repair kit. I pulled out my generic Apple toolkit I’d bought a few years back, but was missing the driver for the six tiny screws holding down the main battery. A tiny flat blade fit and I was able to get them out. I then pulled out the syringe for the acetone….why is it clinking? Syringes don’t clink….and there were the missing bits, slipped inside the handle of the syringe during shipment!

Redwolf - Antwoord

Almost had a mini heart attack when the fans went on as soon as I reconnected the battery to the motherboard. SMC reset made everything work fine. Thanks for this guide!

mazedlx - Antwoord

This is a very easy operation. Yes, you can do it in a few less steps, but I chose to do it EXACTLY like the instructions, that way I had the least amount of opportunity to break anything. Yes, potentially removing so many items you have an opportunity to break something, but in my opinion, it’s worth it. At least you learn where the components are and what they look like that way. Very good guide. I’m not sure of their other guides, but if they are like this one, it definitely saves $100 bucks in labor plus $199 for the battery at an Apple Store!

Stacey Deel - Antwoord

Great guide. The only thing I’d recommend is that when you put the new battery in, don’t stick it down until you’re happy with where it’s going, and that the position leaves a slight gap between the battery packs, and that there’s also room for the speakers.

In my case I had one issue - the interposer wasn’t sitting properly so although the magsafe showed an orange light for charging, when booted up into the OS it showed that it wasn’t charging. I had to go back in and re-seat the interposer. Now working fine!

Stuart - Antwoord

Do not be scared by the ‘Difficult’ label! If you ever assembled legos as a kid, this should be no problem for you. Just follow the instructions and you’ll be set. Some things I wish I knew that the guide does not mention:

1. The additional screwdriver bits are inside of it. Pull the cap off the end to find them. Took me about 20 mins to realize this.

2. The kit no longer comes with the syringe so no need to mix anything/draw it up. Just use the tip dispenser for the acetone remover.

3. When you put the battery in and are ready to take the plastic cover off, don’t pull up on the blue tipped pull tabs. You have to pull them outwards horizontally and they will come out. I kept pulling them up and away and they were just tearing. Led to me literally needing to snap/break the plastic card attached to battery to get it off.

Good luck and great replacement kit!

jaga8453 - Antwoord

Muchas gracias, la compra y el envío sin problemas. Hoy la recibí y en un rato coloqué la batería. Un éxito, gracias a todos los que contribuyeron a que esto sucediera

José Pablo Ramos - Antwoord

Absolutely amazing! It was the first time I ever opened a Macbook Pro, but it took me less than 60 minutes to reboot with the new battery. All rolled out smoothly. with a minor hindrance when reattaching the battery connector. The wiring was a bit stiff so I had to proceed with even more caution. As for the rest, awesome 90€ investment in my MBP to have it juiced up again. Just reset the SMC and I am 69% with 5H6M remaining. Thank you, Walter and ifixit!

bucovina.booking - Antwoord

I decided not to use the adhesive on the new battery- why make life difficult for the next time the battery needs swapping out? the cells will rattle if you don’t fix them somehow, though, so after I was sure everything was working (coconut battery app can read make & s/n of new battery, & states capacity as 110% of original, which is nice), I tucked a couple of iphone screen cloths in there instead.

I managed to lift the smaller cells away from the case just with the ifixit card & patient force. I used a few drops of goo-gone under the larger cells & to clean up the residual glue. I could definitely do this a lot quicker next time.

thanks all at ifixit!

duncan rmi - Antwoord

I successfully replaced batteries in two 2012/2013 MBP retinas this week, thanks to this guide! A few things that I noticed are worth mentioning.

First, the screws on the speaker diagrams seem to be mislabeled. The screw closest to the touchpad was clearly the shortest of the three, and the other two were the same length (although one is silver and one is black).

On three of the four speakers I removed, the plastic bracket nearest the touchpad disintegrated, so I stuck some adhesive backed neoprene on the back of the speaker to hold it firmly against the back plate and prevent vibration.

It makes much more sense to remove the SSD tray immediately after disconnecting the SSD. Even though I read through the guide before starting, I did not realize this until I got to step 22.

I also did not find it particularly useful to bend cables in order to move components out of the way, so I skipped this on the second replacement that I did and just held components back slightly when necessary.

John - Antwoord

I just finished replacing the battery using this guide and I just want to say thank you. By far the “hardest” part was just getting the old adhesive off once the old battery was removed. That being said, this thing was a breeze.

Jason Rueckert - Antwoord

It’s worth to mention, that speakers lower corners with 6.8 T5 screw could be cracked. Many MacBooks got it cracked by the Apple factory itself. Do not bother. Good to know, not to screw that T5 too much, becouse you can damage unibody uppercase .

matlosz pl - Antwoord

Bin leider sehr enttäuscht, hätte mir mehr von ifixit erwartet.

Habe den Akku genau wie in der Anleitung eingebaut und anschließend kalibriert.

Bis 51% Akkustatus läuft alles normal, aber bei 50% Akku springt die Akkuanzeige in einer Sekunde auf 7%!

Ich habe extra den Akku bei ifixit bestellt, weil ich dachte, dass er besser performen würde als die billigen Akkus von Amazon usw.

Leider verhält der Akku sich genauso wie alle anderen Nachbau-Akkus.

Hätte ich das gewusst, hätte ich mir gleich einen günstigeren Akku bei Amazon bestellen können.

Außerdem ist es nicht mein erster Akku den ich eingebaut habe und mir ist klar, dass man diesen Kalibrieren muss.

Armin Robb - Antwoord

Hallo Armin, es tut mir sehr leid zu hören, dass du Grund zur Beanstandung hattest. Bitte wende dich doch direkt an unseren Kunden-Support, da wird dir ganz sicher weitergeholfen: eustore@ifixit.com wenn du im EU Store bestellt hast oder support@ifixit.com, wenn du im US Store bestellt hast.

Sandra Hiller -

Fantastic guide very well written thank you very much and MacBook now fixed !

Andy Grover - Antwoord

Vielen Dank für die Anleitung und die hervorragende Übersetzung! Der Akku-Tausch hat einwandfrei geklappt. Ich habe die neue Batterie inklusive Repair-Kit bestellt. Das Lösen der verklebten Akkus benötigt viel Geduld - die 2-3 Minuten Wartezeit sind nicht untertrieben.

Der iFixIt-Akku hat mehr Kapazität als angegeben und wird vom MacBook einwandfrei erkannt. Jetzt noch ein wenig Training und das alte MacBook ist wieder fit für unterwegs!

Thomas Langel - Antwoord

Not that difficult! I took my time and followed these instructions precisely. I could not be more pleased. The ifixit battery and tool kit were exactly what I needed. A very pleasant experience, and flawless results.

S Cockerille - Antwoord

Thank you a lot. Great detailed manual. You saved my Mac!!!

oliver.markus - Antwoord

Thank you for this kit. Replaced my defunct Macbook Pro battery (13” 2012 model) with the aftermarket battery and the instructions listed in this guide. Everything worked out great, and as was noted, the hardest part with removing the old adhesive off of the batteries was the hardest part, but with the images provided, the instructions definitely provided more confidence that I was doing the right thing. Well done, and I would highly recommend this solution to anyone who has older hardware that they’re not quite ready to get rid of yet! I had gone to an after market Apple technical support store who indicated that they could replace the battery for me for about $650 - I spent just over $100 on the kit here at Ifixit!

Bertrand Hui - Antwoord

Also, successful thanks to this wonderful guide. Replaced my defunct MacBook Pro battery (13” 2012 model) with an aftermarket battery. But I used teeth floss wire to remove the battery adhesive.

Rob Oudendijk - Antwoord

Followed the instructions to the T, it was very clear.

Upon finishing, I put it to charge — the maglev light is on amber. I was curious about how much this battery’s capacity will be, so I tried to turn the MBP on (despite the battery not being fully charged yet/maglev light still on amber). Nothing happened.

So, I tried doing the SMC thing too. When I release after the 10 seconds, the maglev light changes to green for a second or two, then reverts back to amber. Then, if I press the power button, still nothing happens.

What’s the issue? My Macbook Pro is now not switching on… is it to do with me having to wait until the maglev light reaches green?

Or maybe because I didn’t shut down properly before I started this? (I am so used to just shutting the lid, I completely forgot to shut the computer down. Would this have an effect?)

Grateful for any advice.

Faizan Yousefzai - Antwoord

Edit: I googled a bit. I ended up just playing around with my keyboard doing different NVRAM/PRAM/SMC combos. I ended up with shift + ctrl + option + command + power for 10 seconds. Screen’s now come on. The fan is really noisy?? And coconutBattery can’t detect my battery… but it’s also saying that the power adapter isn’t connected… oh and also the maglev light is now green….??

I’m afraid if I take out the power lead the macbook will just shut down on me..

Faizan Yousefzai -

Edit^2: So after a night’s rest I realised that it must be the MBP cannot detect the battery. I opened it up again (this time actually using my brain a bit!) and learned about the bit that connects the battery to the rest of the computer (interposer). Undid the screws to the connector, realigned, and put back the screw closest to the interposer first, as that’s the most important. Then put the other two screws in, not minding that they weren’t exactly 100% aligned (maybe 99.5%), but so long as the interposer is aligned and secured right that’s the most important thing. Result? I’m now updating my issue on my MBP, without an adapter, on a new battery! The freedom it brings without having to rely on the adapter! Magnifique! Thank you iFixit, this was an enjoyable and manmaking process :) PS. the haribo’s you guys include aren’t vegetarian friendly ;) , but no matter at all — I’m more than happy with this outcome!

Faizan Yousefzai -

&&^& this, I’ll just buy a whole new laptop before I go &&^&^$^ with alcohol and all this other bullshit… Glue and what not. WTF?!?

James Hall - Antwoord

Tutoriel très bien fait !! Bravo!!! Ce fut assez facile vraiment…

Merci bcp

Gregory Isnard - Antwoord

Used this guide, worked perfectly. Appreciate the level of detail and the awesome fix kit.

Manav Shah - Antwoord

Be very careful prying the speaker wires off - destroyed left speaker wire, now waiting on a replacement used left speaker - UGH!

Christopher Harrer - Antwoord

Merci beaucoup l’opération s’est parfaitement déroulée.

J’ai décollé les vieilles batteries en déposant sur le capot en alu une poche de gel pour le sport que j’avais chauffé au micro-onde et j’ai soulevé doucement les batteries en faisant levier qui se sont lentement décollées entraînant la colle.

Puis remontage en marche arrière.

Bravo tuto vraiment parfait.

couderc rene - Antwoord

Excellent tutoriel. Réparation longue mais très bien expliquée. Produit excellent

Moulière - Antwoord

Late 2012 13” retina - replaced the battery about 5 years ago with another kit - had to replace that one - the iFixit kit, tools, directions worked great - much better quality than the previous replacement battery. Had to do a SMC reset, but it’s working fine now.

John Etherington - Antwoord

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