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Use this guide to safely remove the glued-in battery from your MacBook Pro with the help of an iFixit kit with adhesive remover. The adhesive remover will dissolve the adhesive securing the battery, allowing you to remove it with ease.

iFixit adhesive remover is flammable. Perform this procedure in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or work near an open flame during this procedure.

Replacing the battery does not require you to remove the logic board, making this procedure significantly easier.

To minimize risk of damage, turn on your MacBook and allow the battery to fully discharge before starting this procedure. A charged lithium-ion battery can create a dangerous and uncontrollable fire if accidentally punctured. If your battery is swollen, take extra precautions.

Note: The adhesive remover can damage certain plastics. Follow all instructions and take care where you apply the adhesive remover.

  1. 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. Use this guide or follow the abbreviated instructions below to disable Auto Boot. This command may not work on all Macs. Power on your Mac and launch Terminal. Copy and paste the following command (or type it exactly) into Terminal:
    • 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. Use this guide or follow the abbreviated instructions below to disable Auto Boot. This command may not work on all Macs.

    • Power on your Mac and launch Terminal.

    • Copy and paste the following command (or type it exactly) into Terminal:

    • sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00

    • Press [return]. If prompted, enter your administrator password and press [return] again. Note: Your return key may also be labeled ⏎ or "enter."

    • You can now safely power down your Mac and open the bottom case, without it accidentally powering on.

    • When your repair is complete and your Mac is successfully reassembled, re-enable Auto Boot with the following command:

    • sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03

    Is this step necessary? I can’t perform this step as I am attempting to repair water damage and need to remove logic board & most likely replace the battery.

    lamajr - Antwoord

    @mac_medic You definitely don’t want the power coming on while the board is wet. In your case, I think powering on the machine to disable Auto Boot would do more damage than it prevents. I agree, skip this step and be prepared to disconnect the battery quickly if the laptop automatically powers on. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thats right! You don't want power running while working on your logic board.

    Dan -

    This did not work when running High Sierra.

    Kyle B - Antwoord

    Tried this on a 2018 MBP 13” Touchbar (there’s no iFixit guide for this model yet). Need to replace a broken screen.

    Luckily I managed to connect to an external screen (Cmd-Down Brightness to switch displays) and enter above command. Seems to work, but there’s another problem with this model - it powers up as soon as any key is pressed……. ffs <gnashes teeth>

    Cool_Breeze - Antwoord

    I unscrew the battery first and wrap electrical tape over the logic board battery connector before attempting any repairs to the board. Haven’t had any problems yet and I’ve worked on about 10 of these models already. Also when you open the bottom case use a suction cup at the bottom and pull up then run a plastic spudger along the edges to disconnect the clips. Also only use a plastic spudger on the board. Saw a youtube video from a repair shop and he did not disconnect the power and used all metal tools during the entire process of removing the board. His last step was to disconnect the battery terminal.

    Brian - Antwoord

    Is this step necessary if my mac can turn on? Battery fully dead(

    Nursat b - Antwoord

    BEFORE YOU START: The included torx head stripped off before I was done (and you might need an additional T4) so stop now and go buy a good one. Also they fail to warn you above to get some blue threadlocker ahead of time.

    Jason Sherron - Antwoord

    This command did not work for me and I read that sometime in later 2020 Apple stopped this command from working…any ideas on a work around?

    Patrick Machacek - Antwoord

    Not able to do that with damaged screen

    richardjgreen - Antwoord

    Hi. This does not work on 2018 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I did exactly this to disable auto boot. But when I check by using nvram -p it says: auto-boot true. Am I doing something incorrectly? I did everything step by step. Copied and pasted the sudo command, pressed enter and then entered my password. I have Big Sur 11.1 installed. Is there any other way since I need to replace the screen. Thank you. Adrian

    Adrian Vizik - Antwoord

    Hi everyone. This is also a little pointless if you can’t see anything on the screen, and you don’t have a display adapter to USB C to display it. I agree with Brian about removing the back and disconnecting the battery cable before you even think about opening the lid of the MacBook. Applying the insulation tape is also a handy little tip that just makes sure there is no way to discharge from either the board or battery.

    Roberto Enrieu - Antwoord

    running `nvram -p | grep 'AutoBoot'` in terminal verifies that it was accepted

    result: `AutoBoot %00`

    Marek Polák - Antwoord

    Running Big Sur 11.6.7 on a 2019 16" MBP, it's "auto-boot". So it's: nvram -p | grep 'auto-boot' to display the current state, the default is true - and then to change it, sudo nvram auto-boot=false which turns it off.

    Ed Mechem -

    This step is completely unnecessary if you follow the guide to disconnect the battery properly. Just put some tape between the battery and logic board connection to prevent it from accidentally touching and therefore powering on the laptop.

    Grant Ormsby - Antwoord

    It took me a few tries to make this command work, as I was able to copy and paste the command into Terminal, but could not type in my laptop’s password. I finally typed my password into a text document, copied it (command C), and then pasted it into Terminal and it worked.

    tommy404 - Antwoord

    I didn’t do this. Mine never auto-booted before I replaced the battery. Now it does.

    hatuxka - Antwoord

    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING - CHECK THE BATTERY!

    I-fixit sent me a bad battery, which I didn’t realize until it was already install. They sent me a new one, but I wasted hours uninstalling and reinstalled.

    Get a volt meter and measure the voltage on the output of the battery pack. If it reads 0 V, SEND IT BACK. It should read over 2 V.

    bcardanha - Antwoord

    When I did this from Terminal.app within Recovery Mode, the “sudo” was not recognized but I could invoke it without the sudo part. It seems to have been accepted when looking at “nvram -p”

    johann beda - Antwoord

    When in Recovery Mode, you already have superuser powers. So you don't need to prefix commands with the sudo command to invoke them with root privileges; you already have them. Do a pwd (print working directory) after opening Terminal in Recovery Mode, and you'll see that you're in the root user's directory.

    Ed Mechem -

    I received the battery kit for my 2018 MacBook Pro and as per the above comment from bcardanha - Oct 12, 2021, I checked the voltage on the pads marked + and - . It was zero volts so I panicked a bit.

    I sent a message on the iFixiT Facebook page and I got no reply. I finally found the customer service email for Ifixit Europe and sent them an email voicing my concern as I was not keen to work for couple of hours just to discover that the battery is faulty. I had an almost instant reply on the email (kudos to them) and they adviced me to go ahead and install the new battery as the voltage measured when battery is not connected is not relevant.

    I took a leap of faith and after two hours… the new battery showed 50% charge and everything seems to be working just fine. I am happy it worked.

    Mircea Comanici - Antwoord

    After removing the old battery and installing the new battery I powered up the MBP before screwing the bottom on. I discovered the my keyboard would not function. It took a few hours of investigation and frustration that I discovered the track pad power ribbon had become partially dislodged from the trackpad. I was able to see that this through the little machined slot where the battery sat. I had to remove the trackpad to reinsert the power ribbon back into the connector in the trackpad. after reassembling and reinstalling the battery etc the keyboard worked. Just food for thought if your run into the keyboard issue.

    Ed Mease - Antwoord

    This should be the default. IMO I tell you to power on - not the lid.

    G Sena - Antwoord

    • Before you proceed, unplug and power down your MacBook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove the six screws securing the lower case:

    • Two 6.2 mm screws

    • Two 5.3 mm screws

    • Two 3.4 mm screws

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your device.

  2. Apply a suction handle to the lower case near the front-center area of the MacBook Pro. Lift the suction handle to create a slight separation between the lower case and the chassis.
    • Apply a suction handle to the lower case near the front-center area of the MacBook Pro.

    • Lift the suction handle to create a slight separation between the lower case and the chassis.

  3. Insert one corner of an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis. Slide the opening pick around the nearest corner and halfway up the side of the case. This releases the first of the hidden clips securing the lower case to the chassis. You should feel and hear the clip pop free.
    • Insert one corner of an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis.

    • Slide the opening pick around the nearest corner and halfway up the side of the case.

    • This releases the first of the hidden clips securing the lower case to the chassis. You should feel and hear the clip pop free.

  4. Repeat the previous step on the opposite side, sliding your opening pick under the lower case and up the side to pop the second clip free. Repeat the previous step on the opposite side, sliding your opening pick under the lower case and up the side to pop the second clip free. Repeat the previous step on the opposite side, sliding your opening pick under the lower case and up the side to pop the second clip free.
    • Repeat the previous step on the opposite side, sliding your opening pick under the lower case and up the side to pop the second clip free.

  5. Insert your opening pick once again under the front edge of the lower case, near one of the two centermost screw holes. Give the pick a firm twist to pop free the third clip securing the lower case to the chassis. Repeat this procedure near the other of the two centermost screw holes, popping the fourth clip free.
    • Insert your opening pick once again under the front edge of the lower case, near one of the two centermost screw holes.

    • Give the pick a firm twist to pop free the third clip securing the lower case to the chassis.

    • Repeat this procedure near the other of the two centermost screw holes, popping the fourth clip free.

  6. 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. It may help to pull first at one corner, then the other. Pull to the side—not up.
    • 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.

    • It may help to pull first at one corner, then the other.

    • Pull to the side—not up.

    • This may require a lot of force.

  7. Remove the lower case.
    • Remove the lower case.

    • To reinstall the lower case:

    • Set it in place and align the sliding clips near the display hinge. Press down and slide the cover toward the hinge. It should stop sliding as the clips engage.

    • When the sliding clips are fully engaged and the lower case looks correctly aligned, press down firmly on the lower case to engage the four hidden clips underneath. You should feel and hear them snap into place.

    Hab zum Schluss das Blaue OpeningTool benutzt und am Rahmen in der nut eingehackt um den Deckel final hinein zu drücken. Da er per Hand nur bis zu einem gewissen Punkt geht

    Maximilian Koos - Antwoord

  8. Carefully peel up the large piece of tape covering the battery connector, on the edge of the logic board nearest the battery. Remove the tape.
    • Carefully peel up the large piece of tape covering the battery connector, on the edge of the logic board nearest the battery.

    • Remove the tape.

  9. Gently peel back the small piece of tape covering the battery board data cable connector. The tape is integrated into the ribbon cable and will not detach completely. Simply peel it back enough to access the connector.
    • Gently peel back the small piece of tape covering the battery board data cable connector.

    • The tape is integrated into the ribbon cable and will not detach completely. Simply peel it back enough to access the connector.

  10. Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small black locking tab securing the cable in its connector. Locking tabs on ZIF connectors are fragile, so be gentle when using the tip of the spudger.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small black locking tab securing the cable in its connector.

    • Locking tabs on ZIF connectors are fragile, so be gentle when using the tip of the spudger.

  11. Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket. Slide parallel to the logic board, in the direction of the cable.
    • Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket.

    • Slide parallel to the logic board, in the direction of the cable.

  12. Fold the battery board data cable back and out of the way.
    • Fold the battery board data cable back and out of the way.

    • If you're replacing your battery, you may need to completely remove and transfer this cable to your new battery. Disconnect both ends and carefully remove the cable. During installation, be careful not to install it upside-down or backwards—note the orientation in the photos.

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

    io ho trovato un Torx T4 invece del T5.

    Stefano Supino - Antwoord

    Ciao Stefano! Grazie per il commento. Infatti c’è sempre una certa tolleranza fra il cacciavite e la testa delle viti. Quindi è possibile che un cacciavite più grande o più piccolo sia più “comodo” in certi casi. Buona riparazione!

    Claire Miesch -

  14. Use a spudger to gently lift the battery power connector, disconnecting the battery. Lift the connector high enough so that it stays separated from its socket. If it accidentally makes contact during the course of your repair, it could damage your MacBook Pro.
    • Use a spudger to gently lift the battery power connector, disconnecting the battery.

    • Lift the connector high enough so that it stays separated from its socket. If it accidentally makes contact during the course of your repair, it could damage your MacBook Pro.

    Hello, I have damaged this connector and it is now loose with the logic board. It is possible to replace this connector?

    Thanks

    deejaygav - Antwoord

  15. Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 1.9 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 1.9 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.

  16. Remove the trackpad cable connector bracket.
    • Remove the trackpad cable connector bracket.

  17. Use a spudger to disconnect the trackpad ribbon cable by gently prying its connector straight up from the logic board. Use a spudger to disconnect the trackpad ribbon cable by gently prying its connector straight up from the logic board.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the trackpad ribbon cable by gently prying its connector straight up from the logic board.

  18. Prepare an iOpener and lay it on top of the trackpad ribbon cable for about a minute, in order to soften the adhesive securing the trackpad ribbon cable to the top of the battery.
    • Prepare an iOpener and lay it on top of the trackpad ribbon cable for about a minute, in order to soften the adhesive securing the trackpad ribbon cable to the top of the battery.

    • If you don't have an iOpener, use a hair dryer to warm up the cable instead. The cable should be warm, but not too hot to touch. Be careful not to overheat the battery.

  19. Carefully peel the trackpad ribbon cable up off the battery, and push it out of the way. Do not fold or tear the cable. Do not fold or tear the cable.
    • Carefully peel the trackpad ribbon cable up off the battery, and push it out of the way.

    • Do not fold or tear the cable.

  20. Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the ten screws securing the trackpad assembly:
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the ten screws securing the trackpad assembly:

    • Two 4.3 mm screws

    • Eight 5.8 mm screws

    Los dos tornillos rodeados en rojo NO hay que quitarlos.

    Son los dos que se encuentran a su lado , con arandelas circulares sin marcar , los que hay que quitar.

    Juan Fombella - Antwoord

    Good eye! This is now fixed.

    Carsten Frauenheim -

  21. Remove the trackpad assembly. You'll need to swing the display open slightly to remove the trackpad. Take care to feed the trackpad ribbon cable through the MacBook Pro's frame without snagging.
    • Remove the trackpad assembly.

    • You'll need to swing the display open slightly to remove the trackpad.

    • Take care to feed the trackpad ribbon cable through the MacBook Pro's frame without snagging.

    • Be sure not to lose the six small washers (two circular and four rectangular) resting on the underside of the trackpad.

  22. Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws securing the battery board.
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 3.1 mm screws securing the battery board.

    • These screws lie under the battery board data cable. You may need to gently maneuver the cable from side to side to access each screw.

    • Either screw may have a water damage indicator sticker on the top. If so, remove it with a pair of tweezers and set it aside before removing the screw.

  23. The battery board is permanently attached to the battery. Check to make sure it has adequate clearance to come out together with the battery, without snagging on other components.
    • The battery board is permanently attached to the battery. Check to make sure it has adequate clearance to come out together with the battery, without snagging on other components.

    • Insert the flat edge of a spudger under the battery board on the side nearest the logic board.

    • Lift the battery board to an angle of about 45 degrees. If necessary, lift the battery power connector out of the way to give the battery board extra clearance.

  24. The liquid adhesive remover provided in your kit can affect the antireflective coating on your MacBook Pro's display. To protect your display, place a sheet of aluminum foil between the display and keyboard and leave it there while you work.
    • The liquid adhesive remover provided in your kit can affect the antireflective coating on your MacBook Pro's display.

    • To protect your display, place a sheet of aluminum foil between the display and keyboard and leave it there while you work.

    • Additionally, layer an absorbent towel directly underneath the trackpad area to soak up any excess adhesive remover.

  25. Now that your MacBook Pro is fully prepped, it's time to prep yourself. iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant.
    • Now that your MacBook Pro is fully prepped, it's time to prep yourself.

    • iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant.

    • Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)

    • Do not wear contact lenses without eye protection.

    • Protective gloves are also included in your kit. If you are concerned about possible skin irritation, put your gloves on now.

  26. Pull off the black rubber stopper from your bottle of adhesive remover. Twist to loosen or remove the bottle cap before you cut the applicator tip. This unseals the bottle and allows the pressure to equalize before you cut the applicator tip. If you skip this step, the adhesive remover may spray out unexpectedly when the tip is cut.
    • Pull off the black rubber stopper from your bottle of adhesive remover.

    • Twist to loosen or remove the bottle cap before you cut the applicator tip.

    • This unseals the bottle and allows the pressure to equalize before you cut the applicator tip. If you skip this step, the adhesive remover may spray out unexpectedly when the tip is cut.

    • Use scissors to cut off the sealed tip of the applicator.

    • Cutting close to the narrow tip will give you better control so you can apply the adhesive remover in small amounts.

    • Twist and close the bottle cap securely before you proceed further.

  27. Apply a few drops of adhesive remover underneath the front edge of the battery cell that lies nearest the fan. You don't need to use very much. The small bottle contains more than twice the amount of solvent needed to remove all the battery cells.
    • Apply a few drops of adhesive remover underneath the front edge of the battery cell that lies nearest the fan.

    • You don't need to use very much. The small bottle contains more than twice the amount of solvent needed to remove all the battery cells.

  28. Tip the front edge of your MacBook Pro up at a slight angle so that the liquid adhesive remover flows underneath the battery cell.
    • Tip the front edge of your MacBook Pro up at a slight angle so that the liquid adhesive remover flows underneath the battery cell.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes before you proceed to the next step, in order to give the adhesive remover time to work.

  29. After 2-3 minutes have passed, slide a plastic card under the edge of the battery cell where you applied the adhesive remover. It may help to gently twist the card to open up a slight gap between the battery cell and the MacBook Pro's case. It may help to gently twist the card to open up a slight gap between the battery cell and the MacBook Pro's case.
    • After 2-3 minutes have passed, slide a plastic card under the edge of the battery cell where you applied the adhesive remover.

    • It may help to gently twist the card to open up a slight gap between the battery cell and the MacBook Pro's case.

  30. Gently work the card deeper under the battery cell to break up the adhesive securing it in place. This should not require much force—the adhesive remover does most of the work. If you aren't able to get your card under the battery cell, apply a bit more adhesive remover as instructed above and wait 2-3 minutes before trying again.
    • Gently work the card deeper under the battery cell to break up the adhesive securing it in place.

    • This should not require much force—the adhesive remover does most of the work. If you aren't able to get your card under the battery cell, apply a bit more adhesive remover as instructed above and wait 2-3 minutes before trying again.

  31. Twist the card to raise the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case. Don't try to remove the battery cell completely just yet—it's still attached to the remaining cells.
    • Twist the card to raise the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case.

    • Don't try to remove the battery cell completely just yet—it's still attached to the remaining cells.

  32. Leave the plastic card temporarily in place underneath the battery cell.
    • Leave the plastic card temporarily in place underneath the battery cell.

    • This prevents the cell from re-adhering to the case while you work on separating the remaining cells.

  33. Repeat the previous six steps to separate the other outer battery cell, on the opposite side. Repeat the previous six steps to separate the other outer battery cell, on the opposite side. Repeat the previous six steps to separate the other outer battery cell, on the opposite side.
    • Repeat the previous six steps to separate the other outer battery cell, on the opposite side.

  34. To separate the center battery cell, raise the back edge of the MacBook Pro and prop it up on a foam block or book, so that the adhesive remover will flow away from the logic board. Apply a few drops of adhesive remover along the back edge of the battery cell. Apply a few drops of adhesive remover along the back edge of the battery cell.
    • To separate the center battery cell, raise the back edge of the MacBook Pro and prop it up on a foam block or book, so that the adhesive remover will flow away from the logic board.

    • Apply a few drops of adhesive remover along the back edge of the battery cell.

  35. Cutouts in the aluminum case between the center battery cell and trackpad may prevent the adhesive remover from flowing all the way underneath the battery. To compensate, apply a few more drops of adhesive remover along each side of the center battery cell.
    • Cutouts in the aluminum case between the center battery cell and trackpad may prevent the adhesive remover from flowing all the way underneath the battery.

    • To compensate, apply a few more drops of adhesive remover along each side of the center battery cell.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes before proceeding to the next step.

  36. Slide a plastic card under one of the side edges of the center battery cell. Try to keep your card well clear of the logic board as to not risk damaging fragile components.
    • Slide a plastic card under one of the side edges of the center battery cell.

    • Try to keep your card well clear of the logic board as to not risk damaging fragile components.

    • It may help to gently twist the card to open up a slight gap between the battery cell and the MacBook Pro's case.

  37. Use the card to lift the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case.
    • Use the card to lift the battery cell until it fully separates from the aluminum case.

  38. Lift and remove the battery. Before installing your new battery, remove all the old adhesive from the MacBook Pro's case.
    • Lift and remove the battery.

    • Before installing your new battery, remove all the old adhesive from the MacBook Pro's case.

    • With a little luck, you can slowly pull out each strip of adhesive with your fingers.

    • Otherwise, soak each strip of adhesive with a bit of adhesive remover for 2-3 minutes, and then scrape it out with a plastic tool. This can take quite a bit of work, so be patient.

    • Mop up any remaining adhesive remover and give your MacBook Pro a few minutes to air dry.

    • The replacement battery included in your iFixit kit comes with adhesive pre-installed. Test the battery's fit and alignment carefully before peeling off the film covering the adhesive, and then press each cell firmly into place. If any additional films/liners are present that weren't on your original battery, remove them now.

    • Calibrate your newly installed battery: charge it to 100%, and keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Unplug and use it normally to drain the battery. When you see the low battery warning, save your work, and keep your laptop on until it goes to sleep due to low battery. Wait at least 5 hours, then charge your laptop uninterrupted to 100%.

    • If you notice any unusual behavior or problems after installing your new battery, you may need to reset your MacBook Pro's SMC.

Conclusie

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting or search our Answers community for help.

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it is possible to use this battery kit: MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Mid 2019) Battery

to swap my macbook pro 13 m1 battery?

Vlad Vrinceanu - Antwoord

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