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Thankfully, it is no longer necessary to remove the logic board when replacing batteries on these newer MacBook Pros!

Follow these instructions to replace the glued-in battery in your MacBook Pro using an iFixit kit with adhesive remover. The adhesive remover helps weaken the glue securing the old battery, making it easier to remove.

iFixit adhesive remover is flammable. Follow this procedure in a well-ventilated area, and don’t smoke or work near an open flame.

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

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

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    • 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.

    Macrepair SF - Responder

    @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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

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

    Nursat b - Responder

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

    Not able to do that with damaged screen

    richardjgreen - Responder

    If you have a damaged screen you can still use a converter from thunderbolt (USB 3) to HDMI and plug your Macbook Pro to your TV as monitor display. Just make sure to chose the right Source (HDMI IN) in your TV. I did it and to make it work I unplug and plug again in my Macbook and so I could disable the Auto boot

    Roberto Sanchez Bustos -

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

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

    result: `AutoBoot %00`

    Marek Polák - Responder

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

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

    hatuxka - Responder

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

    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 - Responder

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

    G Sena - Responder

    • Before proceeding, 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

    • Four 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.

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    • 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 gap between the lower case and the chassis.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    Recommend being very careful on this step and the following step when using any opening tool to always keep the “pointy end” up when prying, especially about 40mm up the side, to avoid completely destroying the speaker diaphragms.

    just chris... - Responder

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • Pull first at one corner, then the other.

    • Pull to the side—not up.

    • This can require a lot of force.

    I am sure that there are two snap lock things is the middle as well, not only on the side, is there a way to open that in a correct way too?

    Jack Jin - Responder

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small black locking tab securing the cable in its connector.

    Be very careful here. It is easy to break the whole connector off the battery board, which is what I did. Luckily the connector is part of the replacement battery, so you just need to remove the connector from the cable. The pictures here should provide more detail so you can see better what is going on.

    Mark Hayden - Responder

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    • 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.

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    • Fold the battery board data cable to the side and out of the way.

    I don't recall removing this cable from the laptop. I see that when actually putting the new battery in, the cable is attached already where it was detached and the right end needs to be reconnected.

    durphym - Responder

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

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    • 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.

    To completely avoid accidental contacts I recommend to wrap this connector in a piece of paper and hold it in place with tape.

    Do not put tape directly on the contact underside, as that may leave some glue that would affect the contact conductivity.

    Sergio Ballestrero - Responder

    I put a piece of tape on the underside of the connector (sticky side up) to insure against accidental battery contact. If you put tape on the logic board side of the connection, some insulating padding material might accidentally stick to the tape when the tape is removed during reassembly.

    W. Smith - Responder

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    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.8 mm screws securing the trackpad cable connector bracket.

    On my 13" 2019 Macbook Pro, these were T5, not T3.

    Evan Charlton - Responder

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    • Remove the trackpad cable connector bracket with a pair of tweezers.

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

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    • 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.

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    • Carefully peel the trackpad ribbon cable up off the battery, and push it out of the way.

    • Do not fold or tear the cable.

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

    • Two 4.3 mm screws

    • Eight 5.8 mm screws

    Heating the wrist-pad area and carefully using a plastic card to separate the adhesive allowed me to remove the battery without needing to use the solvent or removing the track-pad. No need for taping the speakers.

    johann beda - Responder

    I attempted as well the shortcut with no solvent and no track-pad removal. Also, I didn't apply heating. Everything was totally fine yet a bit risky. In such conditions it is very hard not using the spudger flat tip to lift the battery packs. Well, I highly recommend NOT using the spudger on the two central packs. In fact, it would be extremely easy to destroy surface mounted components on the track-pad board which would be accessible through the metal frame holes under the packs (see pics along this guide). Plastic cards are always fine. Next time, I would probably avoid spudger and introduce floss as shown in Picture 34 below.

    bc_ -

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    • Swing the display open slightly to access the trackpad.

    • Carefully thread the trackpad ribbon cable out through the hole in the MacBook Pro's frame.

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    • Remove the trackpad assembly.

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

    Should include instruction to wedge thin paper one every side of the trackpad to keep it aligned during reinstallation. Without the wedges, the trackpad would come out misaligned, which might damage it from excessive friction. Kapton tape might also work, didn't try it though.

    These instructions were standard for Unibody models in the past, don't know why it wasn't included here.

    garegin - Responder

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    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 3.2 mm screws from the battery board.

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    • The liquid adhesive remover provided in your kit can cause damage if it contacts the MacBook Pro's display or keyboard.

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

    • Additionally, use some tape and/or foil to seal off the area under the trackpad. Optionally, you may also layer an absorbent towel directly underneath the trackpad area to soak up any excess adhesive remover.

    This is an important point. I had missed. I feel a better image with a towel would better emphasize.

    Jeff Brubaker - Responder

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    • Before removing the battery, it's important to protect the speakers on either side. The speakers are glued down just like the battery—so if the liquid adhesive remover gets under the speakers, they may come loose and rattle after your repair.

    • Cut a length of packing tape or painter's tape, and slide one edge between the battery and the speaker on the left side.

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    • Press all along the edge of the tape with your spudger to stick it securely to the MacBook Pro's aluminum case, sealing off the speaker from the battery.

    • Be careful not to poke or puncture the battery.

    • Fold the tape over and lightly adhere it to the speaker to keep it out of the way.

    • The foam bumpers on top of the speaker may tear when peeling the tape off. Don't press the tape directly onto the bumpers.

    The speaker membrane is also relatively delicate. You can put a small piece of paper to protect it, to avoid the tape gluing to it directly.

    Sergio Ballestrero - Responder

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    • Repeat the previous two steps on the opposite side in order to seal off the other speaker from the battery.

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    • To control the flow of adhesive remover and direct it away from the speaker, raise the right edge of your MacBook Pro a few inches using a book or foam block.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Apply a few drops of adhesive remover underneath the far right battery cell.

    • 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.

    • Wait about two minutes for the adhesive remover to penetrate and soften the battery adhesive before you proceed to the next step.

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    • After a couple minutes, insert one corner of a plastic card underneath the far right battery cell, starting from the front edge.

    • This shouldn't require much force. If you have trouble, apply more adhesive remover and give it 2-3 additional minutes to penetrate.

    • Try not to deform the battery. A damaged battery can leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire.

    • Wiggle the card from side to side and slide it all the way under the battery cell.

    • Lift to fully separate the adhesive, but don't try to remove the battery cell yet.

    • Leave the plastic card temporarily underneath the cell to prevent it from re-adhering while you continue.

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    • If you have difficulty getting the card underneath any of the battery cells, try working a piece of floss or wire underneath the battery cell. Pull it side-to-side in a sawing motion to separate the adhesive.

    • Wear thick gloves or wrap the floss around a couple of driver handles so as not to hurt your fingers.

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    • Repeat the last few steps to separate the far left battery cell.

    • Begin by elevating the left side of the MacBook Pro to direct the flow of adhesive remover away from the speaker.

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    • Apply a few drops of adhesive remover under the far left battery cell, and wait about two minutes for it to penetrate.

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    • Slide one corner of a plastic card underneath the far left battery cell, and carefully separate the adhesive holding it in place.

    • Leave the plastic card temporarily underneath the cell to prevent it from re-adhering while you continue.

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    • Next, raise the back edge of your MacBook Pro to direct the flow of adhesive remover away from the keyboard/logic board area.

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    • Apply a few drops of adhesive remover under each of the remaining three battery cells.

    • There are openings in the aluminum case underneath these cells, so some of the adhesive remover may leak out instead of penetrating underneath the battery.

    • Be mindful of leaks, and apply more adhesive remover in the following steps if needed.

    • Wait about two minutes before you continue.

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    • The remaining two smaller battery cells each sit on a slightly raised portion of the MacBook's aluminum frame.

    • Slide a plastic card all the way underneath the far left battery cell—which you already separated in the previous steps—and then insert it carefully between the remaining left-side battery cell and the MacBook Pro's aluminum case.

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    • Use your plastic card to fully separate the remaining battery cell on the left side.

    • Take care to not pry against the logic board.

    • Leave your plastic card in place temporarily to prevent the left-side battery cells from re-adhering.

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    • Repeat the previous two steps to separate the remaining battery cell on the right.

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    • The final battery cells can be more difficult to remove. If needed, apply more adhesive remover to make the job easier.

    • Slide the corner of one of your plastic cards underneath the top edge of one of the cells and then work it underneath the other cell.

    • Wiggle the card from side to side and slide it underneath the battery cells to fully separate the adhesive holding them in place.

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    • Before you remove the battery, ensure that the battery connector is sufficiently raised and not in the way of the battery board.

    • Remove the battery.

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

    • Peel off any large strips of adhesive using tweezers or gloved fingers.

    • Scrape away any remaining chunks of adhesive with a plastic tool, and clean the underlying areas with adhesive remover or isopropyl alcohol. Wipe in one direction (not back and forth) until the chassis is clean and ready for your new battery.

    • This can take quite a bit of work, so be patient.

    • When you're done, carefully remove the protective tape from the speakers.

    • Double-check the fit and alignment of your new battery before sticking it down.

    • Be mindful of the battery data cable and make sure it doesn't get pinched or trapped under the battery board.

    • If your battery came with adhesive pre-installed on the bottom, flip it over and carefully peel away the liner to expose the adhesive. If your battery did not come with adhesive, apply a thin double-sided adhesive tape such as Tesa 61395 to keep your battery in place.

    • Carefully position the battery and set it into place.

    • Press and hold each cell firmly for 5-10 seconds to secure it to the lower case.

    Extremely detailed and easy to follow instructions! I ordered all the tools from ifixit and they worked great. I didn’t use the adhesive remover. I was able to carefully work a plastic card behind each battery section. This took a little more effort but I didn’t feel comfortable using acetone on a macbook.

    Derek Keathley - Responder

Conclusão

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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Tarun Thiruma

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When remounting, putting back the trackpad in a nicely centered position can become a lengthy exercise of patience.

I haven’t find guides or tricks to help; the best I came up with was to

* put back just two corner screws, without tightening them, that is enough to keep it in place and not lose the washers

* flip back your macbook keyboard up

* center the trackpad and fix it in place with adhesive tape

* flip it back belly-up, tighten the two corner screws and add the remaining six.

Sergio Ballestrero - Responder

Thanks; everything went well, except at the end I realized that I somehow damaged the battery connector from step 12/13. What is the part number, please?

Brian Jackson - Responder

The replacement went very smoothly, and when I re-assembled the laptop, the spacebar and command keys seemed tight. Any thoughts about how that might happen?

JNM - Responder

Der Akkutausch funktioniert auch mit dem Heißluftfön bei max. 100° Celsius…

Einfach die Akku-Sektionen dazu eine Minute etwas erwärmen und dann mit der Karte den Klebstoff lösen!

Der Einbau des Trackpads ist etwas fummelig da es beim Zentrieren keine Arretierung oder ähnliches gibt, dazu am besten einige Schrauben etwas anziehen und dann systematisch festziehen! Ich legte das aufgeklappte MacBook über einen Überhang damit ich von oben das Trackpad immer justieren konnte und mit der anderen Hand schraubte ich von unten die Schrauben fest ;-)

Bruce Kungfuzius - Responder

I fixed it! My original battery had swollen badly and had been a fire hazard.

This was my first time fixing a phone / laptop. Instructions were quite clear and easy to follow. I didn't run into any problem.

Very proud of myself at the moment ☺️

Haoxue Wang - Responder

What's happening at Apple, that for some time now even some tasks like replacing the battery have become a complicated task? We miss the days when replacing a laptop battery was child's play. Apple designers are getting worse.

Arty - Responder

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