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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the right speaker.

    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe 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.

    If don’t have one of those neat project mats, then you can use small pieces of flattened blu-tack to hold the screws. If you arrange them in the shape of your mac book cover, and put the screws down methodically, you can get a one-to-one mapping of the screws to the correct screw holes.

    Toby Thurston - Réponse

  1. Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.
    • Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.

    • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

  2. The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips. During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips. During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.
    • The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips.

    • During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.

  3. Remove the plastic cover adhered to the battery contact board.
    • Remove the plastic cover adhered to the battery contact board.

    This plastic cover wasn’t included with the new battery so I placed the original one back in. Was it supposed to go back in? This detail wasn’t clear since the original cover didn’t fit exactly over the newer battery connector. Plus any stickiness of adhesive that may have been there was gone.

    arnolfo santoro - Réponse

    Hi, any issues with you computer after a year? I didn’t put mine back in either…

    Kevin Burlinson -

  4. Remove the following screws securing the battery connector board to the logic board:
    • Remove the following screws securing the battery connector board to the logic board:

    • Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws

    • One 7.0 mm T6 Torx shouldered screw

    Top screw in this image was not a T6. I found that a T5 bit fit this one.

    Alex Grayson - Réponse

    I can not put back top screw holding the plastic part. Help please

    Tatiana Garcia - Réponse

  5. Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover located near the bottom right of the battery connector board. Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover located near the bottom right of the battery connector board.
    • Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover located near the bottom right of the battery connector board.

    Is adhered to screw beneath, so lift firmly and slowly.

    Andrew - Réponse

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  7. Remove the wide head 6.4 mm T6 Torx screw securing the battery connector to the logic board assembly.
    • Remove the wide head 6.4 mm T6 Torx screw securing the battery connector to the logic board assembly.

    I lost this screw! How important is it? Will it be okay with just the 3 previously removed screws?

    Gerardo Jimenez - Réponse

  8. Carefully lift the battery connector board up off the logic board. It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.
    • Carefully lift the battery connector board up off the logic board.

    • It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.

    • Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.

  9. Grasp the Interposer with tweezers. An interposer is the name for an interface that links one electrical connection to another. In this repair, it is the board connecting the battery to logic board.
    • Grasp the Interposer with tweezers.

    • An interposer is the name for an interface that links one electrical connection to another. In this repair, it is the board connecting the battery to logic board.

    • Lift the Interposer off the logic board and remove it.

    • Removing this board will ensure that the battery remains disconnected throughout your repair, preventing your computer from accidentally powering on. It's also a good idea to take it out so it doesn't fall out unexpectedly.

    WHy to remove battery contact board? Replace can happen without it also, right.

    Behram Beldagli - Réponse

    You don’t want to work on a live system as you could damage parts

    Dan -

    How can I remove interposer I m not able to remove it

    Raunak - Réponse

    you must lift it absolutely vertically, or it fouls against the locator pin in the corner- you can easily get the impression that it won’t come over the end of this pin- almost like it’s rivetted in. it isn’t. get a good grip on it with the tweezers in the centre hole & one of the sides, & lift it STRAIGHT up.

    duncan rmi -

    What happens if the Battery Contact Board fails?

    racoon2956 - Réponse

    Be extra careful when tightening down on the interposer. When I powered on upon completion, the battery was not connected. When I opened it back up, I saw that one of the little metal nubs holding the interposer in place had snapped off (the one on the side, not the corner). I was able to carefully tighten the wide head screw back in, watching the alignment, and the battery was successfully recognized. Hopefully the connection holds up.

    Doug Krieger - Réponse

  10. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right side of the I/O board data cable connector up off its socket on the I/O board. When prying the I/O board data cable connector from its socket, make sure to pry the connector itself and not the socket. Prying the socket may cause irreversible damage to the I/O board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right side of the I/O board data cable connector up off its socket on the I/O board.

    • When prying the I/O board data cable connector from its socket, make sure to pry the connector itself and not the socket. Prying the socket may cause irreversible damage to the I/O board.

    I keep my fingernails fairly long, very handy for many computer repair jobs. This gives me 10 spudgers over which I have very fine muscular control. It is far easier to pop some of these tiny delicate MacBook parts loose with my nails.

    Ben Myers - Réponse

  11. Wedge the flat end of a spudger beneath the left side of the I/O board data cable connector. Gently twist the spudger to disconnect the I/O board data cable connector from its socket on the logic board.
    • Wedge the flat end of a spudger beneath the left side of the I/O board data cable connector.

    • Gently twist the spudger to disconnect the I/O board data cable connector from its socket on the logic board.

    This step is NOT really necessary. The trackpad can be removed with this cable still in place.

    Robert - Réponse

  12. Lift and remove the I/O board data cable from the MacBook Pro.
    • Lift and remove the I/O board data cable from the MacBook Pro.

  13. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the SSD cable connector up from its socket on the logic board. Move the SSD cable connector out of the way. Move the SSD cable connector out of the way.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the SSD cable connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Move the SSD cable connector out of the way.

    Because it is attached to the battery with a tiny bit of tape near where the spudger is in the picture, this cable should probably be loosened. But it is NOT necessary to remove the speaker entirely.

    Robert - Réponse

  14. Wedge the flat end of a spudger beneath the right speaker cable connector. Gently pry the right speaker cable connector up off from its socket on the logic board.
    • Wedge the flat end of a spudger beneath the right speaker cable connector.

    • Gently pry the right speaker cable connector up off from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the connector, not the socket itself.

    When reassembling be careful that the right speaker wire is flush against the battery. At first, it was slightly touching the airport/bluetooth board causing wifi and bluetooth to not work after restarting.

    Stu - Réponse

    NOT truly necessary to remove either speaker.

    Robert - Réponse

    Looks like the pointy end of the spudger tool is used in the picture. That's what I used.

    bill wiley - Réponse

  15. Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the following screws securing the right speaker to the upper case: Two black 6.8 mm screws
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the following screws securing the right speaker to the upper case:

    • Two black 6.8 mm screws

    • One silver 6.3 mm screw

    • The silver screw (in the corner) may be covered with a foam pad. If so, use your tweezers to peel it up and remove it.

    There are two 6.8mm screws, both fit to the side of the Macbook.

    Bhoom Suktitipat - Réponse

    Confirming, 2x T5 6.8mm, one with metal sponge stuff on top. And one T5 6.3mm on the bottom right.

    Joris Sewandono - Réponse

  16. Lift and remove the right speaker out of the upper case. If necessary, de-route the right speaker cable from its channel in the upper case.
    • Lift and remove the right speaker out of the upper case.

    • If necessary, de-route the right speaker cable from its channel in the upper case.

    NOT necessary to remove this speaker.

    Robert - Réponse

    Yes it is…the speakers cover up the three screws on each side that hold in the battery.

    Redwolf - Réponse

Conclusion

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

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Thanks for the steps, it worked. But now I am getting Wi-Fi- No hardware installed and Bluetooth Not available error

Divakar Jayaraman - Réponse

it worked but the cam is not working now :(

Divakar Jayaraman - Réponse

I was able to fix the right speaker using the solvent used to remove the battery provided by iFixit.

Peter-Paul van Beekum - Réponse

What do you mean you fixed the speaker? I have my speakers producing distorted sound on my macbook pro late 2012. Did you mean you fixed the sound problem? Please advice.

azn -

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