Finding the right screwDrivers for MBP 15' mid 2012

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  1. amrhamada, Jun 1, 2017
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    amrhamada macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2017
    Im looking to change the battery and the dc-in board magsafe for my 15' macbook pro retina laptop, apple quoted me 430 dollars, and im very handy with computers so i thought i would replace the parts my self.

    i have searched online and found many different answers. i Know the back case screw drivers are apples pentalobe type.

    i would like to know what screw drivers and their sizes for each of the screws inside the laptop and which size pentalobe screwdriver for the outside case.

    ive read that the battery is stuck to the front case, is it possible to replace the battery even ?

    Also which battery should i look for, i know its 85w one anything else i have to make sure of.

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  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
  3. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2010
    Tedious! I get anxiety from reading those instructions even though it's not my computer. Too bad they couldn't have found a better way to secure the battery other than glue.
  4. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The glue works pretty well. You never hear about at battery coming loose which happens with removable batteries. And Apple designs are going non upgradable.
  5. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2010
    Have you tried the battery on a 2007 pre-unibody MBP? That battery fits in there perfectly and doesn't move around at all. It's also easily removable by its two spring loaded quick release slide latches.
  6. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    Yeah, it's pretty hard to fix this stuff.

    Honestly, this has been a gradually-increasing deterrent for me, I really loved the machines which were maintainable and had replaceable parts, the cost for things like battery replacements is sorta prohibitive.

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