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Isopropyl alcohol + acetone + loyalty card

Rob McColl -

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013 Battery Replacement

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013 Battery Replacement

2 uren

Moderate

Mijn probleem

Battery was completely drained and would not hold a charge after sitting for a few years.

Mijn oplossing

The repair wasn't too bad once I had the right tools (I thought I had a set of pentalobes but ended up having to borrow them). It took a bit more than an hour, but I think I could do it in 45 minutes or so if I had to do it again. I didn't get the kit, so I had to experiment with methods to remove the original battery.

Mijn advies

I tried cutting under the battery with thread and twisted floss, and I tried soaking the thread in alcohol. Those didn't seem to be working and required a lot of force to make progress. What ended up working wonderfully was to take a small bowl, put a 50/50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and acetone in it, dip the end of a flimsy plastic loyalty card in it, and slowly work that under each battery cell. If you just apply consistent pressure and dip the card in more of the mixture when needed, you will slowly pop each cell off the case. When you get close to having a cell off, you can even gently pry it using the card to help distribute the force.

MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Late 2013-Mid 2014) Battery afbeelding
MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Late 2013-Mid 2014) Battery

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