2012 rMBP battery replacement question

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  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #1
    Maybe this has been covered somewhere else but I failed to come up with any answers.

    I thought I read somewhere that with the battery being glued to in my 2012 rMBP, that I may get a new logic board because removal of the battery can (or may) damage the logic board upon removal.

    Is that true or did I just mis-interpret something years ago?

    The last thing I want is a new (refurbished) logic board, because my 2012 RMB is rock solid, though the battery is 4 1/2 years old and while I don't have the service battery warning yet, I'm not getting the longevity that allows me to take the laptop on trips.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    They don't remove the battery itself. Standard procedure is replacing the top case with battery, keyboard, and trackpad as one part whenever one of them needs replacing.
     
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  4. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I've done the battery alone. It's a PIA but doable
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Isn't it glued on.
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes. Which is why it's a PIA.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. I thought they were glued.

    No wonder Apple replaces everything. It is not worth the tech's time to try to peel the batteries off and then reglue them.
     
  8. syan48306 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple actually replaces the entire bottom aluminum piece when they replace the battery since it's such a PITA. That's also why the charge a bit more for the job.
     

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