Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) Repair User Manual

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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) Repair

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Introduction

This manual includes technical instructions for replacing genuine Apple parts in Mac and is intended for individual technicians with the knowledge, experience, and tools required to repair electronic devices.

Warranty Information

Damage caused by repairs performed outside of Apple or the Apple Authorized Service Provider network is not covered by Apple’s warranty or AppleCare plans. Such damage may cause future repairs to be subject to out-of-warranty costs or render the device ineligible for future repairs by Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Tools and Parts

Ordering Tools and Parts
You can learn how to order genuine Apple parts and tools at support.apple.com/self-service-repair. During the purchase process, enter the manual ID GBTWXF to indicate that you’ve read this manual in its entirety and agree that you have the knowledge and experience to perform your intended repair.

Software Tools

Apple Diagnostics can check your Mac for hardware issues. A System Configuration step may be required at the end of your repair. System Configuration is a post repair software tool that completes the repair for genuine Apple parts. Running System Configuration has a number of purposes that vary based on the part replaced.

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System Configuration requires a strong Wi-Fi network capable of 1.0 Mbps download and upload speeds, with less than 400 ms latency and less than 2% packet loss. Estimated data usage to run System Configuration is 6–22 MB. The device must be running the latest version of macOS and not a beta version. Learn how to initiate the System Configuration process at support.apple.com/self-service-repair.

Alerts
Failure to follow alerts could result in fire, injury, data loss, or damage to the device, parts, or other property.

Exploded View and Orderable Parts

This section shows parts, part names, and part numbers for MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020).

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Screws

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Tools

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  • The bottom case removal kit includes the bottom case fixture, C-clamps, and cut-resistant gloves.
  • Ethanol wipes must contain at least 90% ethanol and no additives except isopropyl alcohol.
  • Clean, dry, untreated sand (8–10 cups)
  • Sand container (wide-mouthed, quick pour, non breakable plastic container with a flip-top lid).

Battery Safety

How to set up a workspace for battery safety
Tools

  • Clean, dry, untreated sand (8–10 cups)
  • Sand container (wide-mouthed, quick pour, non breakable plastic container with a flip-top lid)
  • Heat-resistant gloves
  • Safety glasses with side shields
  • ESD-safe cleaning solution
  • Fireproof enclosure

Workspaces used to repair Apple devices should meet the following criteria:

  • Nonflammable and electrostatic discharge (ESD)-safe work bench
  • At least 2 feet away from paper and other combustible materials
  • Sand container within reach (2 feet) on one side of the workspace, not above the workspace
  • Adequate ventilation
  • Within 20 feet of a fireproof enclosure. Don’t store combustible or flammable materials in the enclosure. Ensure that the enclosure remains empty.

How to Handle Batteries

Discharge the battery
The following actions will help to discharge the battery:

  • Disconnect the power cable.
  • Increase display brightness to the highest setting.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Open the FaceTime app or Photo Booth app to turn on the camera.
  • Play a video from the local drive or a streaming service.

Best practices

  • To avoid noxious fumes or a battery thermal event, don’t puncture, strike, or crush a lithium-ion battery or a device that contains one.
  • Keep your workspace clear of foreign objects and sharp materials.
  • Be careful when using sharp tools near the battery.
  • Don’t leave loose screws, extra screws, or small parts inside the device.
  • Don’t use tools that conduct electricity.
  • Don’t throw or drop the battery.
  • Don’t expose the battery to excessive heat or sunlight, or temperatures outside the battery’s operating range.
  • Handle and dispose of waste batteries in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Use a battery cover

Avoid damaging the battery by performing the following actions:

  • Immediately after removing the bottom case, follow the instructions to attach the battery cover and disconnect the battery from the logic board.
  • Always keep the battery cover on the battery when it’s exposed.
  • Only remove the battery cover immediately before you install the bottom case, unless otherwise instructed.

First Steps
Always perform the following steps before starting a repair:

  • Back up the Mac.
  • If replacing the logic board or Touch ID board, turn off Find My Mac. Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences > Apple ID. Select iCloud in the sidebar. Then deselect the Find My Mac checkbox. If you’re unable to access the Apple menu, continue performing the following steps.
  • Discharge the battery fully.
  • Turn off the Mac.
  • If you were unable to turn off Find My Mac from the Apple menu, go to iCloud.com/find on a different device. Select All Devices. Select the device you want to remove. Then select Remove from Account.
  • Unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet. Keep the power cable unplugged while the device is being repaired.
  • Disconnect all cables.
  • Remove all cases and covers.
  • Clear and clean your workspace.
  • Put on an ESD wrist strap and attach it to a properly grounded ESD mat.

Be aware of the following while performing a repair:

  • The manual for this model may show images of other models, but the procedures are the same. Ensure that you use the correct tools for the model you’re repairing.
  • Take your time. Thoroughly read all instructions and alerts.
  • Magnetizing the screwdrivers will make it easier to work with small screws.
  • Use only Kapton tape to secure cables and keep them out of the way when removing and reinstalling parts.
  • The end of each flex cable must align with its connector. Press the end of each flex cable to its connector until it clicks to ensure that it’s secure.

Keys

Before you Begin

Before you repair or replace a key, you need to:

  • Know the different key parts review the exploded view on this page.
  • Identify your keyboard design.
  • Identify which type of key you’re replacing.
  • Determine during the keycap removal procedure whether you need to also replace the key’s scissor mechanism.

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Tools

  • Compressed air
  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Keycap lever (Some link bar keycaps require two keycap levers for removal)
  • Microterry polishing cloth
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Precut adhesive strips (1×0.5)
  • Precut adhesive strips (1×1)

Clean the keyboard thoroughly with compressed air before you replace a missing keycap or a keycap on an unresponsive key.

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Removal

  • Lightly press the large end of the keycap lever and the adhesive onto the key.
  • Peel the frosted liner from one side of the 1×1 precut adhesive strips. Press and hold the large end of the keycap lever on the adhesive for 10 seconds.
  • Lift the keycap lever and the adhesive to separate them from the white liner.

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  • Hold the keycap lever on the key for 10 seconds to activate the adhesive.
  • Tilt up the keycap lever in the direction of the arrow until you feel the snaps release.
  • Lift the keycap off the keyboard.
  • Use the black stick to gently move the scissor mechanism up and down. Ensure that the scissor mechanism moves easily and lies flat when released. If it does not, replace the scissor mechanism.
  • Use the black stick to press and release the dome through the top of the scissor mechanism — the dome should spring back upright. If the dome is damaged or not centered, replace the top case.
    • If a lower hook is bent, try to bend it back to a 90-degree angle.
    • If an upper hook is bent, use needle-nose pliers to straighten it.
    • If any lower hook or upper hook is broken or bent beyond repair, replace the top case.
  • Use compressed air to clean the well of the keycap.
  • Inspect the well of the keycap:
  • Remove the keycap and adhesive from the keycap lever. Discard the keycap and adhesive.

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Reassembly

  • Gently push the hinged side of the replacement keycap into the hinged side of the well at a 15 degree angle until the hinges engage.
  • Gently press the top of the keycap to engage the snaps.
  • Tap the key repeatedly to check that it springs back each time. Compare the response of the replacement keycap with the response of the keycaps around it.
  • If the keycap doesn’t appear to be correctly installed, repeat all removal and reassembly steps with a new keycap.

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Removal

  • Peel the frosted liner from one side of the 1×0.5 precut adhesive strips. Press and hold the small end of the keycap lever on the adhesive for 10 seconds.
  • Lift the keycap lever and the adhesive to separate them from the white liner.

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  • Lightly press the small end of the keycap lever and the adhesive onto the key.
  • Hold the keycap lever on the key for 10 seconds to activate the adhesive.
  • Push the keycap lever toward the arrow and tilt up the lever until you feel the snaps release.
  • Use compressed air to clean the well of the keycap.
  • Push the keycap lever toward the hinge to release the keycap (1). Lift up the keycap lever to release the keycap from the snaps (2).
  • Inspect the scissor mechanism and well of the keycap:
    • Use the black stick to gently move the scissor mechanism up and down (1). Verify that the scissor mechanism moves easily and lies flat when released. If it does not, replace the scissor mechanism.
    • Use the black stick to press and release the dome through the top of the scissor mechanism the dome should spring back upright. If the dome is damaged or not centered, replace the top case.
    • If a lower hook is bent, try to bend it back to a 90-degree angle.
    • If an upper hook is bent, use needle-nose pliers to straighten it.
    • If any lower hook or upper hook is broken or bent beyond repair, replace the top case.
  • Remove the keycap and adhesive from the keycap lever. Discard the keycap and adhesive.

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Reassembly

  • Use the black stick to lift the scissor slightly (1). Insert the hinged side of the replacement keycap into the well at a 15-degree angle as shown (2). Slide the keycap back toward the snap to engage the hinge (3).
  • Remove the black stick and gently press the top of the keycap to engage the snaps.
  • Tap the key repeatedly to check that it springs back each time. Compare the response of the replacement keycap with the response of the keycaps around it.
  • If the keycap doesn’t appear to be correctly installed, repeat all removal and reassembly steps with a new keycap.

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Removal

  • Identify the location of the snaps under the key that you need to replace using the Link Bar Key Maps.
  • Peel the frosted liner from one side of the 1×1 precut adhesive strips. Press and hold the large end of the keycap lever on the adhesive for 10 seconds. Lift the keycap lever and the adhesive to separate them from the white liner.
  • Place the keycap lever on its side. Repeat step 2 with the second keycap lever, then continue to step 4.
  • Align the keycap levers over the snaps.
  • Lightly press the adhesive ends of the keycap levers onto the key.
  • Hold the keycap levers and adhesive on the key for 10 seconds to activate the adhesive.
  • Tilt up the keycap levers in the direction of the arrows until you feel the snaps release.
  • Remove the keycap.
  • Inspect the scissor mechanisms and keycap wells.
    • Use the black stick to gently move each scissor mechanism up and down. Verify that each scissor mechanism moves easily and lies flat when released. If it does not, replace the scissor mechanism.
    • Use the black stick to press and release each dome through the top of the scissor mechanism a dome should spring back upright. If a dome is damaged or not centered, replace the top case.
    • If a lower hook is bent, try to bend it back to a 90-degree angle.
    • If an upper hook is bent, use needle-nose pliers to straighten it.
    • If any lower hook or upper hook is broken or bent beyond repair, replace the top case.
  • Use compressed air to clean the well of the keycap.
  • Remove the keycap adhesives from the keycap lever. Discard the keycap and adhesives.

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Reassembly

  • Position the keycap in the well and insert the top link bar into the metal hooks that are on each side of the well.

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Scissor Mechanisms

Removal

  • Use the black stick to
    disengage the scissor pins
    from the lower hooks.
  • Use tweezers to lift the
    scissor mechanism out
    of the well.
  • Inspect the well of the keycap:
    • When you press and release the dome, it should spring back upright. If the dome is damaged or
    not centered, replace the top case.
    • If a lower hook is bent, try to bend it back to a 90-degree angle.
    • If an upper hook is bent, use needle-nose pliers to straighten it.
    • If any lower hook or upper hook is broken or bent beyond repair, replace the top case.

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Reassembly

  • Use compressed air to clean the well of the keycap.
  • Use the black stick to gently move the scissor mechanism up and down. Ensure that the scissor mechanism moves easily and lies flat when released.
  • Use ESD-safe tweezers to position the scissor in the well and engage the upper hooks.
  • Use the black stick to engage the scissor pins with the lower hooks. The pin is engaged as shown (1). The pin is not engaged as shown (2).

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Bottom Case

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Battery cover
  • Bottom case fixture
  • C-clamps
  • Cut-resistant gloves
  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Pentalobe screwdriver
  • Permanent marker
  • Suction cups
  • Torx T5 screwdriver

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Removal

  • Place the computer on a clean, flat surface with the bottom faceup.
  • Use the pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two pentalobe screws from the front corners of the bottom case.
    • Silver (923-05204)
    • Space gray (923-05201)
  • Use the pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two long pentalobe screws from the rear corners of the bottom case.
    • Silver (923-05203)
    • Space gray (923-05200)

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  • Use the pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two short pentalobe screws from the middle of the bottom case.
  • Position the bottom case fixture on a table with the red lever facing you.
  • Place the two C-clamps on the bottom left and bottom right of the bottom case fixture. Ensure that the sliding bars of the C-clamps face down toward the floor. Squeeze the handles to tighten the C clamps.
  • Position the corner braces inward.
  • Lift the edge of the suction cup to release it. Slightly lift the bottom case to create a narrow opening between the bottom case and top case on the side facing you.
  • Remove the gloves and push the two rollers outward.
  • Lift the bottom case from the computer. Set the bottom case faceup on a clean, flat surface.
  • Lift the computer from the bottom case fixture.
  • Place the computer on an ESD-safe surface.

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Reassembly

  • Move aside the BMU flex cable. Then use the T5 screwdriver to reinstall the T5 screw (923-05241) into the BMU.
  • Slide the end of the BMU flex cable into the connector (1). Then flip down the locking lever (2).
  • Press the polyester film tab to the locking lever (3).
  • Place the computer in the bottom case fixture. Ensure that the display hinge faces away from you.
  • Push the four sliding locks inward. Don’t push the two rollers.
  • Hold the battery cover by the edges and lift it off the top case.
  • Use the black stick to remove any residual foam and adhesive on the BMU board.
  • Remove the adhesive backing from the replacement BMU cover.
  • Align the back of the bottom case with the vent/antenna module. Ensure that the long edge of the bottom case is flush with the smooth plane of the vent/antenna module.
  • Lightly press the back center of the bottom case while slowly pushing up the red lever. Feel the spring fingers lock as you press the bottom case.
  • Flip down the lever as soon as the rear corners of the bottom case meet the rear corners of the top case.
  • Put on the gloves. Then use the gripping texture of the gloves to gently align the bottom case with the display hinge and top case.
  • Use the pentalobe screwdriver to reinstall the two short pentalobe screws (1, 2) into the middle of the bottom case in the order shown.
    • Silver (923-05205)
      Space gray (923-05202)
  • Use the pentalobe screwdriver to reinstall the two long pentalobe screws (3, 4) into the rear corners of the bottom case in the order shown.
    • Silver (923-05203)
    • Space gray (923-05200)
  • Use the pentalobe screwdriver to reinstall the two pentalobe screws (5, 6) into the front corners of the bottom case in the order shown.
    • Silver (923-05204)
    • Space gray (923-05201)

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Battery Management Unit Flex Cable

Before You Begin

Remove the following part before you begin:

  • Bottom case

Tools

  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Nylon probe (black stick)

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Removal

  • Slightly lift the battery cover to access the BMU flex cable.
  • Peel the polyester film tab off the locking lever of the BMU flex cable. Then use ESD-safe tweezers to flip up the locking lever (1).
  • Gently slide the end of the BMU flex cable out of the connector (2).

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Reassembly

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  • Reinstall the following part to complete reassembly:
    • Bottom case

Display Hinge Covers

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torx T3 screwdriver

Remove the following part before you begin:

  • Bottom case

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Removal

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  • Use the black stick to remove the two display hinge covers from the top case.

Reassembly

  • Use the T3 screwdriver to reinstall the two T3 screws (923-05243) into each display hinge cover.
  • Position the two display hinge covers in the top case.
  • Reinstall the following part to complete reassembly:
    • Bottom case

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Logic Board

Before You Begin
Remove the following part before you begin:

  • Bottom case

Tools

  • 3 mm hex nut driver
  • Antenna tool
  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torx T3 screwdriver
  • Torx T5 screwdriver

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Removal

  • Remove the following six cowlings and save them for reassembly:
    • L-shaped cowling (1)
    • Trackpad connector cowling (2)
    • Audio board connector cowling (3)
    • Touch ID board connector cowling (4)
    • eDP connector cowling (5)
    • eDP flex cable cowling (6)
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to remove four T5 screws:
    • Two T5 screws (923-05254) from the trackpad connector cowling (2)
    • Two T5 screws (923-05255, 923-05256) from the audio board connector cowling (3)
  • Use the T3 screwdriver to remove nine T3 screws:
    • Three T3 screws (923-05253) from the L-shaped cowling (1)
    • Two T3 screws (923-05253, 923-05263) from the Touch ID board connector cowling (4)
    • Two T3 screws (923-05260) from the embedded Display Port (eDP) connector cowling (5)
    • Two T3 screws (923-05246) from the eDP flex cable cowling (6)
  • Lift the ends of the following five flex cables (1–5) off the connectors on the logic board and one flex cable (6) off the connector on the timing controller (TCON) board
    • Touch Bar touch flex cable (1)
    • Touch Bar display flex cable (2)
    • Input/output (I/O) board flex cable (3)
    • Trackpad flex cable (4)
    • Audio board flex cable (5)
    • eDP flex cable with connector cowling (6)
  • Peel the polyester film tabs from the following eight flex cables:
    • Left speaker flex cable (1)
    • Keyboard backlight power cord flex cable (2)
    • Keyboard flex cable (3)
    • Right speaker flex cable (4)
    • Fan flex cable (5)
    • Right keyboard backlight flex cable (6)
    • Left keyboard backlight flex cable (7)
    • Microphone flex cable (8)
  • Use the black stick to flip up the locking levers of the following eight flex cables:
    • Left speaker flex cable (1)
    • Keyboard backlight power cord flex cable (2)
    • Keyboard flex cable (3)
    • Right speaker flex cable (4)
    • Fan flex cable (5)
    • Right keyboard backlight flex cable (6)
    • Left keyboard backlight flex cable (7)
    • Microphone flex cable (8)
  • Slide the ends of the following eight flex cables from their connectors:
    • Left speaker flex cable (1)
    • Keyboard backlight power cord flex cable (2)
    • Keyboard flex cable (3)
    • Right speaker flex cable (4)
    • Fan flex cable (5)
    • Right keyboard backlight flex cable (6)
    • Left keyboard backlight flex cable (7)
    • Microphone flex cable (8)
  • Remove and discard the polyester film from the wireless antenna coaxial cables.
  • Use the antenna tool to lift the ends of the two antenna coaxial cables off the connectors.
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the five T5 screws (923-05240) (1), (923-05252) (2), (923-05250) (3) from the logic board.
  • Use the 3 mm hex nut driver to remove the 3 mm hex nut screw (923-05247) (4) from the heat sink arm.
  • Slightly lift the top edge of the battery cover and partially peel back the BMU flex cable (5). Fully reinstall the battery cover before continuing.
  • Gently lift up the edge of the logic board farthest from the display hinge. Then pull the logic board toward you and out of the top case. Move the cables out of the way as you remove the logic board.

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Reassembly

  • Ensure that the thermal duct is installed on the heat sink arm correctly.
  • Before reinstalling the logic board, identify all 15 top case cables (1–15).
  • Remove the existing Touch ID board and install a replacement Touch ID board.
  • Hold the logic board by the edges. Tilt down the edge of the logic board closest to the display hinge. Then lower the rest of the logic board into the top case.
  • Slide the ends of the following eight flex cables (1–8) into the connectors:
    • Left speaker flex cable (1)
    • Keyboard backlight power cord flex cable (2)
    • Keyboard flex cable (3)
    • Right speaker flex cable (4)
    • Fan flex cable (5)
    • Right keyboard backlight flex cable (6)
    • Left keyboard backlight flex cable (7)
    • Microphone flex cable (8)
  • Use the flat end of the black stick to flip down the locking levers of the following eight flex cables:
    • Left speaker flex cable (1)
    • Keyboard backlight power cord flex cable (2)
    • Keyboard flex cable (3)
    • Right speaker flex cable (4)
    • Fan flex cable (5)
    • Right keyboard backlight flex cable (6)
    • Left keyboard backlight flex cable (7)
    • Microphone flex cable (8)
  • Press the polyester film tabs to the ends of the following eight flex cables:
    • Left speaker flex cable (1)
    • Keyboard backlight power cord flex cable (2)
    • Keyboard flex cable (3)
    • Right speaker flex cable (4)
    • Fan flex cable (5)
    • Right keyboard backlight flex cable (6)
    • Left keyboard backlight flex cable (7)
    • Microphone flex cable (8)
  • Press the ends of five flex cables (1–5) to the connectors on the logic board and one flex cable (6) to the connector on the TCON board:
    • Touch Bar touch flex cable (1)
    • Touch Bar display flex cable (2)
    • I/O board flex cable (3)
    • Trackpad flex cable (4)
    • Audio board flex cable (5)
    • eDP flex cable with connector cowling (6)
  • Reinstall the following six cowlings (1–6):
    • L – Shaped cowling (1)
    • Trackpad connector cowling (2)
    • Audio board connector cowling (3)
    • Touch ID board connector cowling (4)
    • eDP connector cowling (5)
    • eDP flex cable cowling (6)
  • Use the T3 screwdriver to reinstall the following nine T3 screws:
    • Three T3 screws (923-05253) into the L-shaped cowling (1)
    • Two T3 screws (923-05253, 923-05263) into the Touch ID board connector cowling (4)
    • Two T3 screws (923-05260) into the eDP connector cowling (5)
    • Two T3 screws (923-05246) into the eDP flex cable cowling (6)
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to reinstall the following four T5 screws:
    • Two T5 screws (923-05254) into the trackpad connector cowling (2)
    • Two T5 screws (923-05255, 923-05256) into the audio board connector cowling (3)
  • Reinstall the following part to complete reassembly:
    • Bottom Case

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Speakers

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torx T5 screwdriver

Remove the following part before you begin:

  • Bottom case

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Removal

  • Lift the end of the left speaker flex cable off the connector.
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the three T5 screws (923-03540) from the right speaker.
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the two T5 screws (923-03540) from the left speaker.
  • Hold the speakers by the inner edges and slide them out from underneath the lip of the top case.

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Reassembly

  • Hold the speakers by the inner edges. Tilt the speakers under the lip of the top case. Then lower each speaker into the top case.
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to reinstall the three T5 screws (923-03540) into the right speaker.
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to reinstall the two T5 screws (923-03540) into the left speaker.
  • Press the ends of both the left and right speaker flex cables to the connectors.
  • Press the polyester film tabs onto the left and right speaker flex cables.
  • Press the ends of both the left and right speaker flex cables to the connectors.
  • Reinstall the following part to complete reassembly:
    • Bottom case

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Vent/Antenna Module

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Antenna tool
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torque driver (blue, 0.65 kgf cm)
  • Torx security bit
  • Torx T3 screwdriver
  • Torx T5 screwdriver

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Display hinge covers

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Removal

  • Guide the flat end of the black stick under the TCON board. Insert the flat end of the black stick into the middle vent slot. Lean the middle of the black stick on the internal frame while pressing the end of the black stick to lift up the vent/antenna module.
  • As you remove the vent/antenna module, route the antenna coaxial cable grounding clip and the two antenna coaxial cables through the opening in the internal frame.

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Reassembly

  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Bottom case
    • Display hinge covers

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Display

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Torx T3 screwdriver
  • Torx T8 screwdriver

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Display hinge covers
  • Vent/antenna module

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Removal

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Reassembly

  • Place the display on the top case.
  • Ensure that the TCON board and spring tensioners are inside the top case.
  • Use the T8 screwdriver to partially reinstall the six T8 screws (923-05266) into the display hinges in the order shown.
  • Use the T3 screwdriver to reinstall the four T3 screws (923-05251) into the two spring tensioners.
  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Vent/antenna module
    • Display hinge covers
    • Bottom case

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Embedded DisplayPort Flex Cable with Connector Cowling

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torx T3 screwdriver

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board

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Removal

  • Use the flat end of the black stick to lift the end of the eDP flex cable with connector cowling off the connector.

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Reassembly

  • Press the end of the eDP flex cable with connector cowling to the connector.
  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

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Input/Output Board

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Torx T5 screwdriver
  • USB-C charge cable

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board

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Removal

  • Keep the USB-C charge cable plugged into the ports. Then use the T5 screwdriver to fully reinstall the two T5 screws.
  • Unplug the USB-C charge cable from both ports.
  • Plug both ends of the USB-C charge cable into the ports to ensure I/O board alignment. Adjust the alignment of the I/O board until the ends of the cable are easy to insert and remove.
  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

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Trackpad and Trackpad Flex Cable

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Adjustable torque driver (10–34 Ncm)
  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Gap offset kit
  • Kapton tape
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Sticky notes (3 by 3 inches)
  • Torx T5 bit
  • Torx T5 screwdriver

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board

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Removal

  • Open the display to a 90-degree angle. Place the computer on the edge of the table with the display hanging down.
  • Hold the battery cover by the edges. Then lift it off the top case.
    6. Gently peel the trackpad
    flex cable off the battery.
    7. Lift the computer off the
    table and allow the trackpad
    flex cable to pass through
    the opening in the top case.
    Leave the trackpad flat on
    the table to keep the shims
    in place.
  • Place the computer on the edge of the table with the display hanging down.

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Reassembly

  • Use ESD-safe tweezers to install replacement trackpad shims. Position four rectangular shims on the outer screw holes. Then position two circular shims on the middle screw holes.
  • Hold the battery cover by the edges and lift it off the top case.
  • Ensure that the trackpad lies flat on the table with the trackpad flex cable extended away from you.
  • Route the trackpad flex cable back through the opening in the top case.
  • Slowly lower the computer over the trackpad and align the screw holes in the top case with the screw holes in the trackpad. Let the display hang over the table edge.
  • Lay the trackpad flex cable flat
  • Insert the Torx T5 bit into the 10–34 Ncm adjustable torque driver. Set the torque value to 16 Ncm.
  • Place the computer on the edge of the table with the display hanging down.
  • Use the adjustable torque driver and Torx T5 bit to partially reinstall the two middle T5 screws (923-05270) and the remaining four side T5 screws (923-05257).
  • If the trackpad is at the correct height, continue to step 14. If the trackpad edges are higher or lower than the top case, remove the sticky notes, gap offsets, and Kapton tape. Place the computer on the edge of the table with the display hanging down. Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the four outer side T5 screws and repeat removal steps 4 through 8. Then follow reassembly steps 1 through 12.
  • Use the adjustable torque driver and Torx T5 bit to fully reinstall all 10 T5 screws to 16 Ncm.
  • Hold the battery cover by the edges and lift it off the top case.
  • Gently press along the trackpad flex cable to adhere it to the battery.
  • Place the battery cover on the battery and press the black tabs into the clips on the top case until you feel a click.
  • Position the trackpad connector cowling over the end of the trackpad flex cable.
  • Use the adjustable torque driver and Torx T5 bit to fully reinstall all 10 T5 screws to 16 Ncm.
  • Press the end of the trackpad flex cable to the connector.
  • Turn the computer over and use the flat end of the black stick to lift the gap offsets and the Kapton tape off the trackpad.
  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

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Fan

Before You Begin

Tools

  • Torx T5 screwdriver

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board
  • Right speaker

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Removal

  • Press the audio board flex cable to adhere it to the fan.
  • Remove the following parts before you begin:
    • Right speaker
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

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Touch ID Board

Before you Begin

Tools

  • EarPods with 3.5 mm headphone plug
  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Kapton tape
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torx T3 screwdriver
  • Touch ID alignment kit

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board
  • Right display hinge cover
  • Right speaker

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Removal

  • Use the T3 screwdriver to remove the six T3 screws from the Touch ID board flexible cowling:
    • (923-05264) (4) (corners)
    • (923-05265) (2) (middle)
  • Use ESD-safe tweezers to
    remove the Touch ID board
    flexible cowling from the top
    case. Save the cowling for
    reassembly.
  • Open the display and stand
    the computer on its side.
    8. Support the Touch ID board
    as you route the Touch ID
    flex cable through the slot as
    shown. Remove the Touch ID
    board from the keyboard side
    of the top case.
    9. Place the computer right
    side up. Spread the tips of
    the ESD-safe tweezers and
    use one tip to remove the
    shim from the circular recess
    under the Touch ID board.

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Reassembly

  • Use ESD-safe tweezers to pick
    up the medium Touch ID shim
    from the shim kit.
  • Place the computer right side up with the display still open.
  • Hold the Touch ID button in place as you close the display. Then place the computer display-side
    down.
  • Press the Touch ID button to ensure that you can feel it click.
  • Use the T3 screwdriver to
    fully reinstall the two middle
    screws. Then ensure that
    the Touch ID button still
    clicks when pressed.
  • Place the computer right side up with the display open.
  • Remove the Kapton tape and Y-shaped alignment tools.
  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Right speaker
    • Right display hinge cover
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

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Touch ID Board Flex Cable Adhesive

Before you Begin

Tools

  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Ethanol wipes or isopropyl alcohol (IPA) wipes
  • Nylon probe (black stick)

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board
  • Right display hinge cover
  • Right speaker

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Reassembly

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  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Right speaker
    • Right display hinge cover
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

Audio Board

Before You Begin

Tools

  • EarPods with 3.5 mm headphone plug
  • ESD-safe tweezers
  • Nylon probe (black stick)
  • Torx T3 screwdriver

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board
  • Right display hinge cover
  • Right speaker

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Removal

  • Gently peel the audio board cable off the fan.
  • Run the flat end of the black stick under the open/close sensor cable to loosen the adhesive.
  • Lift the open/close sensor cable off the top case.

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Reassembly

  • Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:
    • Right speaker
    • Right display hinge cover
    • Logic board
    • Bottom case

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Top Case with Battery and Keyboard

Before you Begin

Tools

  • No tools are required for this procedure.

Remove the following parts before you begin:

  • Bottom case
  • Logic board
  • Input/output board
  • Speakers
  • Display hinge covers
  • Vent/antenna module
  • Display
  • Audio board
  • Touch ID board
  • Fan
  • Trackpad and trackpad flex cable

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Removal

  • There are no additional removal steps. The top case includes the following nonremovable parts:
    • Battery
    • BMU board
    • Touch ID flex cables
    • Microphone

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Reassembly

Reinstall the following parts to complete reassembly:

  • Trackpad and trackpad flex cable
  • Fan
  • Touch ID board
  • Audio board
  • Display
  • Vent/antenna module
  • Display hinge covers
  • Speakers
  • Input/output board
  • Logic board
  • Bottom case

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