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MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement

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  1. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: passo 1, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: passo 1, imagem 2 %32
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    • Completely power off and unplug your MacBook Pro before you start. Close the display and flip the entire laptop upside-down.

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

    • Four 9.1 mm screws

    • Four 5 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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    • Press a suction handle into place near the front edge of the lower case, between the screw holes.

    • Pull up on the suction handle to create a small gap under the lower case.

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    • Insert an opening pick into the gap you just created.

    • Slide the opening pick around the nearest corner and then halfway up the side of the MacBook Pro.

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

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    • Repeat the previous step on the other side, using an opening pick to to release the second clip.

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    • Pull firmly to slide the lower case towards the front edge 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 may require a lot of force.

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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.

  7. Cuidado: as etapas de 7 a 19 são provenientes de um guia marcado como em andamento.

    MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the battery board: passo 7, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the battery board: passo 7, imagem 2 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the battery board: passo 7, imagem 3 %32
    • Peel back any tape covering the battery board data cable connector on the logic board.

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    • Use a spudger to gently pry up the locking flap on the ZIF connector for the battery board data cable.

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    • Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket on the logic board.

  10. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the trackpad cable bracket: passo 10, imagem 1 %32
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 2.1 mm‑long screws securing the trackpad cable bracket to the logic board.

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    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the trackpad cable bracket.

  12. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the trackpad cable: passo 12, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the trackpad cable: passo 12, imagem 2 %32
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the trackpad cable's press connector from the logic board.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

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    • The trackpad cable is lightly adhered to the frame.

    • Peel the trackpad cable away from the device, making sure to separate the adhesive.

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    • Peel back any tape covering the battery board data cable connector under the large pancake screw.

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    • Use a spudger to gently pry up the locking flap on the ZIF connector for the battery board data cable.

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    • Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket on the battery board.

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    • The battery board data cable is lightly adhered to the device.

    • Slide blunt nose tweezers under areas with adhesive to separate the cable from the device.

    • Remove the battery board data cable.

  18. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the battery connector: passo 18, imagem 1 %32
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the 3.9 mm pancake screw securing the battery power connector.

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    • Use a spudger to lift the battery power connector, disconnecting the battery.

    • Lift the connector high enough to keep it separated from its socket while you work. If it accidentally makes contact, it could damage your MacBook Pro.

  20. Cuidado: as etapas de 20 a 54 são provenientes de um guia marcado como em andamento.

    MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the antenna bar's connector bracket: passo 20, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the antenna bar's connector bracket: passo 20, imagem 2 %32
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the three 2.1 mm screws securing the antenna board bracket and coaxial cable cover to the frame.

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    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the cover on top of the antenna bar's coaxial cables.

  22. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the antenna bar: passo 22, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the antenna bar: passo 22, imagem 2 %32
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna bar's coaxial cable.

    • Repeat for the two other cables.

    • During reassembly, these can be tricky to reconnect. Hold each connector in place over its socket and press down with the flat end of a spudger. The connector should snap into place.

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    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the four 2.1 mm screws securing the display cable covers.

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    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the two display cable covers from the logic board.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the two right-most display cable press connectors secured to the logic board.

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    • Repeat the previous disconnection process for the remaining press connector.

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    • Peel back any tape covering the microphone cable connector.

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    • Use a spudger to gently pry up the locking flap on the ZIF connector for the microphone cable.

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    • Disconnect the microphone cable by sliding it out from its socket on the logic board.

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    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the 11 screws securing the right cable covers to the frame:

    • Nine 2.1 mm screws

    • One 2 mm screw

    • One 3.5 mm screw

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    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the five right cable covers.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the right speaker's press connector.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the headphone jack's press connector.

  34. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the right USB-C ports: passo 34, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the right USB-C ports: passo 34, imagem 2 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the right USB-C ports: passo 34, imagem 3 %32
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the right USB-C ports' two press connectors.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the MagSafe port's press connector.

  36. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the lid angle sensor cable: passo 36, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the lid angle sensor cable: passo 36, imagem 2 %32
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the lid angle sensor's press connector.

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    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the six screws securing the left cable covers to the frame:

    • Four 2.1 mm screws

    • One 2 mm screw

    • One 3.6 mm screw

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    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the three left cable covers.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the left speaker's press connector.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the left USB-C port's press connector.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the Touch ID sensor's press connector.

  42. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the keyboard: passo 42, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the keyboard: passo 42, imagem 2 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the keyboard: passo 42, imagem 3 %32
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    • Use a spudger to gently pry up the locking flap on the two ZIF connectors for the keyboard cables.

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    • Disconnect the keyboard and keyboard backlight cables by sliding them out from their sockets on the logic board.

  45. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the fans: passo 45, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the fans: passo 45, imagem 2 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Disconnect the fans: passo 45, imagem 3 %32
    • Peel back any tape covering the right fan cable connector.

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    • Use a spudger to gently pry up the locking flap on the ZIF connector for the right fan cable.

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    • Disconnect the right fan cable by sliding it out from its socket on the logic board.

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    • The right fan cable is lightly adhered to the logic board.

    • Pull the fan cable away from the logic board with tweezers to separate the adhesive.

    • The fan cables are incredibly delicate and prone to tearing; use caution when bending them with tools.

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    • Repeat the previous disconnection and reposition procedure for the left fan cable.

  50. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the logic board: passo 50, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Unfasten the logic board: passo 50, imagem 2 %32
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the ten screws securing the logic board to the frame:

    • Six 3.8 mm screws

    • Four 4.6 mm screws

    • Use a 4 mm Hex driver to remove the two 6 mm screws securing the logic board to the frame.

    • Use a T6 Torx driver to remove the two 6 mm screws securing the heat sink to the logic board and frame.

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    • Insert a spudger between the right side of the logic board and the frame.

    • Pry up with the spudger to release the logic board from its clips.

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    • Insert a spudger between the bottom of the logic board and the frame.

    • Pry up with the spudger to release the logic board from its clips.

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    • Gently lift up the logic board by its right side to completely release the clips.

    • If it feels like it's not coming out, check that all the cables are disconnected.

    • Pull the logic board away from the left side of the device to separate the HDMI and SDXC ports from their slots in the frame.

    • Remove the logic board.

  54. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Reassembly information: passo 54, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Reassembly information: passo 54, imagem 2 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Reassembly information: passo 54, imagem 3 %32
    • When reinstalling the logic board, insert the left side first to reposition the HMDI and SDXC ports.

    • Use your fingers to slightly compress the HDMI port to fit it into its recess. Otherwise, the logic board won't sit correctly.

    • Make sure all of the connectors are above the logic board before securing it back into the frame.

    • If you're having trouble positioning the connectors, use tape to keep them out of the way.

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    • Turn the logic board upside-down so that the heat sink screws face upwards.

    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the four 3.9 mm screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

  56. MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Remove the heat sink brackets: passo 56, imagem 1 %32 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Heat Sink Replacement, Remove the heat sink brackets: passo 56, imagem 2 %32
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    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the heat sink brackets.

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    • Use your fingers to lift the logic board up and off of the heat sink.

    • You may feel a bit of resistance. This is normal, since the heat sink is slightly bonded to the logic board with thermal paste.

    • Remove the heat sink.

    • A thick, grey thermal compound bridges the gap between the logic board and the heat sink underneath. Whenever the heat sink is removed, refer to our thermal paste guide to remove the old thermal compound and replace it with an appropriate compound, such as Artic Silver Thermal Paste, during reassembly.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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 you install it.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our MacBook Pro 16" 2021 Answers community for help.

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Um comentário

I respectfully disagree with the difficulty rating of “moderate”. Having to remove the motherboard in any Mac is never a moderate procedure. Perhaps for someone familiar with all those tiny connectors, it’s not overly difficult. But for anyone who hasn’t done such an intricate and complicated task, it’s asking for trouble. One tiny mistake, and you’re screwed!

For me, this is yet another reason not to buy a modern MacBook. The older Retina MacBooks require only a few screws and parts to be removed in order to change the thermal paste. The procedure shown here reminds me of the much older MacBook designs. The ones requiring almost total disassembly for the simple task of replacing thermal paste.

By requiring such a complicated procedure, Apple is virtually guaranteeing a limited lifespan. Your average person would never consider such a complicated task, and I’m certain Apple (and others) charge hundreds of dollars for what should be a simple procedure. This is a textbook example of “planned obsolescence”. 🤬

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