iFixit has announced this week they have now finished and published their in-depth online repair guides for Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina Display laptop. Revealing its inner workings to the world and helping you fix and repair different sections of the new flagship laptop from Apple.
Although repairs to the latest MacBook Pro laptop equipped with the high resolution Retina Display is not recommended for the faint hearted and will require some skills, to use the 15 iFixit installation guides. Covering the AirPort Board, battery, fans, logic board, speakers, SSD, trackpad and more. iFixit explains:
“Many components within the laptop can be removed without much fuss, provided folks use the correct tools. Pentalobe screws hold the lower case in place and Torx screws secure everything else. Spudgers and plastic opening tools are absolutely necessary, as many of the components are designed with such tight tolerances that using fingertips is simply not an option.
Fair warning: working on the laptop is no easy task. Some repairs are simply infeasible. For example, there is no way to replace the trackpad without removing the battery. And while it’s possible to remove the battery, chances are high that it will be punctured in the process. Puncturing Lithium-polymer batteries releases noxious fumes and can cause fires. Additionally, removing the LCD glass from the aluminum frame will almost certainly break the glass. So components residing under the LCD — such as the FaceTime camera — will have to be replaced with the entire assembly… Finding replacements for the machine’s proprietary components is currently difficult. We’re working to source parts, but it may take some time.”
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