1. 卸下下列十个螺丝
    • 卸下下列十个螺丝

    • 3个 14.4 mm Phillips #00 螺丝

    • 3个 3.5 mm Phillips #00 螺丝

    • 4个 3.5 mm 肩部 Phillips #00 螺丝

    • 装回小螺丝时,将其垂直于外壳的轻微弯曲对齐(不是直着往下对齐的)。

    How much weight can I save by removing the optical drive?

    gunes314 - 回复

    You can save a lot of weight if lets say your installing a solid state drive or putting in a second hard drive but if you know that you use the CD/DVD disc drive a lot then you might just want to leave the drive alone.

    Marshall WahlstromHelgren -

    Tip: Use one of those weekday pill holders to have a cheep way to store screws you remove and each day of the week can be for different sizes or parts. It has been handy to have (much less expensive than the magnetic mat.

    Robert Wacker - 回复

    Hello, where can I buy the screws I need in case I lose one of them?

    taylornya - 回复

    I have one stripped screw... How opening without drill it?! Any suggestions please?

    rodrigosady - 回复

    I also stripped a couple screws. I wasn’t able to open it up without drilling. After drilling the heads and removing the cover it was easy to hacksaw the tip and unscrew with a standard driver.

    Michael Wilkens -

    My top tip - make sure you buy good quality Phillips screwdrivers and a magnetic holder. Cheap screwdrivers won’t get the screws undone safely. Without a magnetic holder you have no chance of getting the tiny crews in and out safely.

    jeremyyoung - 回复

    A good Phillips 00 is your friend here. Also, when reinserting the screws, gently start anticlockwise and you wil feel a click at the start of the thread. This tells you you’re in the right place and less likely to cross-thread through force in the wrong place.

    Iain Boyd - 回复

  2. 使用手指从靠近MacBook 风扇处撬开背盖。 移走背盖、
    • 使用手指从靠近MacBook 风扇处撬开背盖。

    • 移走背盖、

  3. 使用撬棒边缘处来将电池连接器从逻辑板插座上撬起。 使用撬棒撬起连接器的两个“短边”有助于断开连接。 小心对连接器进行操作,连接器很容易断开。
    • 使用撬棒边缘处来将电池连接器从逻辑板插座上撬起。

    • 使用撬棒撬起连接器的两个“短边”有助于断开连接。 小心对连接器进行操作,连接器很容易断开。

    Is this step of removing the battery connector required?

    manodh - 回复

    yes - as with disassembly of any electronic component you have to remove any power source. You don't want to accidentally turn the Mac on

    khull -

    Prying the battery connector off does not take much force. I did exactly what the guide suggested (walked it off back and forth) with the spudger without any problems. Just be very gentle, much like with anything inside laptops, they are very fragile and need to be worked with carefully. A+ instructions, battery replacement was a success.

    aekinaka - 回复

    Be patient on disconnecting this one. It worked for me step by step, little by little.

    Phil Wagner - 回复

  4. 稍微弯折连接器,使其远离逻辑板,来确保您进行其他操作时不会意外的重新连接。
    • 稍微弯折连接器,使其远离逻辑板,来确保您进行其他操作时不会意外的重新连接。

    I put some tape between the connector and socket while working on the drive.

    Stephen Smith - 回复

    That's a good tip

    Anrothan -

    Great tip, I did that too

    Ahmed Mahran -

    One other note: The screw heads fit flush with the curvature of the case -- which means that they aren't exactly horizontal. In other words, they aren't perpendicular to the table that the computer is resting on. Don't try to force them straight in vertically, because you'll risk cross-threading them. (nearly ruined one screw hole myself!)

    lelandjordon - 回复

    On my MacBook Pro, the connector seems to be an integral part of the battery.

    Jerry South - 回复

  5. 使用撬棒扁平一端来从逻辑板上的插座中撬起AirPort/蓝牙 连接插头。
    • 使用撬棒扁平一端来从逻辑板上的插座中撬起AirPort/蓝牙 连接插头。

    N.B! Thank you very much all you here on iFixit! Some IMPORTANT notes. Be very careful BEFORE prying the connectors up and down. They are very fragile and the picture could actually be seen as showing a bending loading in their weakest direction, AROUND its slender axis. The connector is slender and inserted on the logic board, so the gentle "walking" up and down should be done ALONG their slender direction and WITHOUT touching the adjacent connectors. If bending is done around its axis the soldering comes apart and the cable is done and gone. Just happened. These flat cables are one of the weakest design spots in my experience. They are a major time, money and geist consuming reason for malfunction like Wi-Fi connection problems, HDD, SSD not found internally but externally from USB issues et al being found on different forums. Thanks again and again.

    Greg - 回复

  6. 小心的从逻辑板上的插座中拉起相机线缆。
    • 小心的从逻辑板上的插座中拉起相机线缆。

    • 将电缆平行于逻辑板的表面拉出。 向上拉可能会损坏逻辑板或电缆本身。

    Be extremely careful on step 6 with late 2011 model unibody macbooks! The cable is connected very tightly to the board and has a great chance of ripping if you just pull the cable.

    Tim Rauls - 回复

    My cable is broken, have the part number or code to buy?


  7. 将相机电缆从固定到低扬声器和AirPort /蓝牙支架上的胶带剥离后,小心地将AirPort /蓝牙带状电缆移开。 将相机电缆从保护指下方上取下,将其从AirPort /蓝牙支架穿出。
    • 将相机电缆从固定到低扬声器和AirPort /蓝牙支架上的胶带剥离后,小心地将AirPort /蓝牙带状电缆移开。

    • 将相机电缆从保护指下方上取下,将其从AirPort /蓝牙支架穿出。

    Take a few phone close-ups of this corner of your system prior to disassembly. Extra photos really help during reassembly.

    airshack - 回复

  8. 使用撬棒的尖端将距离逻辑板最靠近的天线连接器从AirPort /蓝牙板上的插座上撬开。 将天线电缆从模具下方导入AirPort /蓝牙支架。
    • 使用撬棒的尖端将距离逻辑板最靠近的天线连接器从AirPort /蓝牙板上的插座上撬开。

    • 将天线电缆从模具下方导入AirPort /蓝牙支架。

  9. 使用上一步中描述的方法,断开剩余的三个天线连接器。 将电缆从AirPort /蓝牙支架上的插槽中拔出。
    • 使用上一步中描述的方法,断开剩余的三个天线连接器。

    • 将电缆从AirPort /蓝牙支架上的插槽中拔出。

    I found re-attaching these antennae connectors the trickiest bit by far as they appear very delicate and seating them correctly was fiddly. In the end lighting them from the side with a small torch helped to check their position before gently pushing them down. The first one made a clicking sound as it connected, the other two went on silently. MBP wifi working perfectly now. I’m fairly sure that was at least £100 of labour had I taken it in for repair so thanks ifixit for saving me money and for the warm glow of accomplishment!

    Andrew - 回复

    Actually, on my repair attempt, one antenna cable broke (on the image the bottom right one in the red square), I’m not sure whether it broke already before or was morbid somehow. Fact is. suddenly I had this cable in my fingers, and was sure I completely broke the macbook and need to find a new display now.

    But as it turned out: the Mac is still fully working, including WIFI, BT, Camera etc. So apart from my huge relief, I want to address that these cables may break easily at their connection with the display. And that one antenna might be not mandatory for WIFI to work.

    huedrant - 回复

  10. 移除下列5颗螺丝。
    • 移除下列5颗螺丝。

    • 2颗 10.3mm 十字螺丝

    • 2颗 3.1mm 十字螺丝

    • 1颗 5mm 十字螺丝

  11. 将AirPort /蓝牙组件和低音扬声器向上靠近到光盘驱动器侧面的中心,直到它们彼此分离。
    • 将AirPort /蓝牙组件和低音扬声器向上靠近到光盘驱动器侧面的中心,直到它们彼此分离。

  12. 拆下AirPort /蓝牙组件,在靠近大顶角的地方小心易碎的天线。
    • 拆下AirPort /蓝牙组件,在靠近大顶角的地方小心易碎的天线。

  13. 拆下将显示屏右侧固定到上盖上的三颗6 mm T8 梅花螺丝中的两个
    • 拆下将显示屏右侧固定到上盖上的三颗6 mm T8 梅花螺丝中的两个

    • 我们故意让您留下一个螺丝将显示器连接到上壳,以帮助您进一步的步骤。

  14. 抓住固定在显示电路上的塑料拉片,并将其朝电脑侧旋转。 将显示电路直接从主板上的插座拉出。 不要抬起显示电路,因为它的插座非常脆弱。 将电缆平行于主板的表面并拉出。
    • 抓住固定在显示电路上的塑料拉片,并将其朝电脑侧旋转。

    • 将显示电路直接从主板上的插座拉出。

    • 不要抬起显示电路,因为它的插座非常脆弱。 将电缆平行于主板的表面并拉出。

    This was the hardest part for me. It took me a bit to figure out what parts were the socket and which was the cable and where were they going to separate. What I did was gently twist the pull tab on the cable in a clockwise direction. This allowed me to see a small separation between the socket and cable. At that point I knew what side of the pull tab I had to use a little pressure on, to continue to wiggle the cable free.

    Eric Olson - 回复

    Eric Olson’s comment helped me a lot. I couldn’t figure out how to go about it until I read his comment. Thanks

    oladim - 回复

  15. 拆下以下两颗螺丝: 一颗8.6毫米十字螺丝
    • 拆下以下两颗螺丝:

    • 一颗8.6毫米十字螺丝

    • 一颗5.5毫米十字螺丝

    • 从显示屏上取下显示屏电路固定器。

    When putting the display case back together, I found it MUCH easier to reinsert the display cable before screwing back in the data cable retainer. It did require me angling my screwdriver to get the rightmost screw in, but it was not too difficult. It certainly made it much easier to reinsert the display cable since I had more freedom to maneuver it back into position. Hope this help others. God Bless!

    eSavior - 回复

  16. 拆下覆盖MagSafe DC-In板附近的显示螺丝的泡沫胶带。
    • 拆下覆盖MagSafe DC-In板附近的显示螺丝的泡沫胶带。

  17. 拆下将显示屏左侧固定到上盖的三个6毫米T8 梅花螺钉。
    • 拆下将显示屏左侧固定到上盖的三个6毫米T8 梅花螺钉。

    • 我们故意让您留下一个螺丝将显示器连接到上壳,以帮助您进一步的步骤。

  18. 打开MacBook Pro,使显示屏垂直于上壳。
    • 打开MacBook Pro,使显示屏垂直于上壳。

    • 将打开的MacBook Pro放在桌子上,如图所示。

    • 同时用左手握住显示屏和上盖,从下方的显示支架中取下剩余的T8 梅花螺丝。

  19. 一定要用左手握住显示屏和上壳。 否则可能导致打开的显示屏/上壳掉落,从而潜在地损坏每个组件。
    • 一定要用左手握住显示屏和上壳。 否则可能导致打开的显示屏/上壳掉落,从而潜在地损坏每个组件。

    • 将显示屏固定在上盖上的最后剩下的T8梅花螺丝拧下。

  20. 用右手抓住上壳,稍微向显示屏顶部旋转,以便上显示支架移出上壳的边缘。 将显示屏稍微远离上盖。 将显示器向上提起并远离上盖,夹住可能被抓住的任何支架或电路。
    • 用右手抓住上壳,稍微向显示屏顶部旋转,以便上显示支架移出上壳的边缘。

    • 将显示屏稍微远离上盖。

    • 将显示器向上提起并远离上盖,夹住可能被抓住的任何支架或电路。

    I used this guide to tighten the hinges; screen was all wobbly because the four screws that hold the screen in place had worked themselves loose. Surprised that getting at the screws required the full removal of the display. One thing that's helpful in putting it all together is in regard to adjusting the position of the hinges; with the screws loose, there is a lot of play in the hinges, and if you just torque them down, the lid won't fit right. I snugged up the screws then put the display back in place on the body & inserted one screw into each side, then loosened the hinge screws to align the screen. That has to happen before replacing the black plastic cover over the bottom edge of the display.

    davidgthornton - 回复

    My Macbook Pro developed a severe wobble in the display so I took it in to the Genius bar to see what could be done. They told me that fixing it would involve replacing the whole display because the problem is due to a piece of plastic inside breaking off. I suspected it just needed to have the hinge screws tightened so I brought my laptop home and gave it a go using this guide. Well, it turns out I was right! The Torx screws joining the hinges to the the display had come loose at both sides. To fix this, I got the hinges lined up straight on the display and tightened them down. To attatch the hinges to the body, I tightened one screw on each side half way and closed the display to line it up with the body. I then proceeded then to tighten all of the Torx screws on the body. Thank you for the great guide, Philip! I love this site!

    gilded yak - 回复

    Might be a dumb question but can I swap screens from a broken MacBook Pro to the my working one (both same model)

    Manny 3s - 回复

    Yes, you can

    maccentric -

    When separating the display, be crazy careful with those tiny WiFi antenna wires you undid in step 9. One of mine came apart with almost no force whatsoever. If you do break one, reroute them when reassembling so that ports J0 and J2 on the Airport card have good connections. That’ll retain your laptop’s ability to connect to 5GHz WiFi if you’re unable to replace the entire antenna assembly.

    Taylor Rhodes - 回复






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Just wanted to say thanks for the website, and easy to follow instructions! I just successfully replaced my girlfriends Macbook Pro screen today:)

Glenn - 回复

This display assembly will fit into an 13 in - Early 2011 macbook pro?

Kike Sr - 回复

No the connector in the logic board/video cable is slightly different.

Sean Istre -

I have a mid 2012 13" Macbook pro. This is a non retina computer but would it be possible to change it to a Retina Display using this guide and would my Mac recognize the new screen?

(I have plenty of memory and the graphic card can definitely handle it too)


AdrienV - 回复

I doubt it would work, But be my guest to try it. (and post a guide on how to do it)

Edward Stallard -

Did you ever try swapping for a retina? Very Curious!

Netguard Monitor -

yes 

Albert Einstien -

Is the macbook pro 13" 2011 display 661-5868 compatible with macbook pro 12" 2012 661-6594. Can I use a 2011 display on my mbp 2012? They look the same. Thank you

anro - 回复

Does this include the aluminum backing, not just the LCD?

Robert Coogan - 回复

Yeah! I did it. I had to use two different guides todo thelcd screen.but my MacBook is clear and no giant black crack. The mid 2012 "glass". Is plastic...just saying.

cris99502 - 回复

Can you give us a link to the two other guides?

Lukas Speck -

Do you think a higher resolution screen from a newer Mac would be compatible with the Mid 2012 MBP?

Also, the plastic part that the screen rotates on has some bad cracks, is there a replacement guide for that?

Anrothan - 回复

Hi Albert,

Can you please, finish your toughts? Have you any success with changing the low-res display with retina or hi-res? Talking about mac book pro 13" mid2012.

I would appreciate very much if you post where you find the display and which one!

vs ivanovic -

Your link doesn't work anymore. What was it about? Did you manage to install a higher resolution display on this model?

David -

After doing this, my battery is not available anymore.

I have tried SMC reset to have it back, but it didn't work.

Idk what should I do.

Also, my MacBook is considerably slow now.

Amirsalar - 回复

My replacement display for this fix came with the display in a closed folded position, any suggestions for rotating the display clutches on the newly purchased screen so that I can manage to work it into place?

Matthew McCormack - 回复

Stick a screwdriver through the holes in the mounting brackets to give you enough leverage to twist them when the screen is removed.

WarfelWorks Studios - 回复

Does anybody know the model number of the display? I am trying to drive one as an external display.

WarfelWorks Studios - 回复

Can the Display Glass be changed? I have a mid 2012 unibody MacBook Pro with broken Glass, the display is OK.

Ralph Lewis - 回复

I have the same issue, wondering if this is a possibility.

Alex Robinson -

Technically the screen should work: both are driven via LVDS connector that look identical, both use the intel 4000 graphics chip.

However, the hinges screw position are in different positions. So, unless someone finds a way to fit the mid-2012 hinges onto the late-2012 screen assembly, then the next step would be to manually dismantle the screens and graft the late-2012 matrix inside the mid-2012 enclosure. Great to try if you have a few hundred bucks to burn.

cubytus - 回复

Hi, thanks for the awesome tutorial. Is it possible to replace a mid 2012 13’’ Macbook pro screen with the screen of a 2010 13’’ Macbook pro?


Believe Kpogo - 回复

My girlfriend just bought a 2012 macbook pro and the little plastic on the bottom seems to pop out of place slightly and it’s a little annoying does anyone know a fix for this seems simple but i don’t wanna touch the computer till i’m sure

William Marrero - 回复

If you’re referring to the plastic bezel on the bottom of the display, the bezel is attached to the display assembly so if it is loose you’ll likely need to pop the display off the main chassis and reseat the bezel. You may be able to reseat the bezel without doing this but it will be a lot easier to fix it if you take the display out. Just follow the guide on replacing the display and then once you have the display removed you have better access to the bezel and can then lock it in better. If you need help reseating it just look online for info on reinstalling the bezel on the display.

Alexander Young -

Just wanted to say thanks! Bought a display assembly from you kind folks and had my mac up in running in less than an hour!

Taylor Cyle - 回复

Works Perfectly Thanks Andrew! Your Awesome, and to all the guys at fix it you guys rock

Sylvain Guerinet - 回复

An easy-to-follow, pretty much stress-free repair guide! With the step-by-step breakdown, I can pause for lunch if I want to, then get back to my repair at the correct step. Thank you SO much, AOG❣️

CarolAnne LeVert - 回复

The screens from MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 and 2011 are COMPATIBLE 100%, I already did replacement - you need to open up just a little bit the females’s connector by the sides - 0.01mm (or something). I put 2011 screen on 2012 logic board. Write me for fotos, if interested.

Hristo Karakerezov - 回复

I’m curious. I am having a “double image” issue on my 2012 MacBook Pro 13” (unibody). Would replacing the display solve this issue?

Double image: There is an exact copy of whatever is on the screen appearing just below the “real” image. A ghost, or shadow image if you will. When I connect an external monitor to the laptop no double image is seen upon the external monitor, but still is prevalent on the MacBook screen.

iannai29 - 回复

I would probably first check to make sure the cable that’s connecting your Macbook display to the main board is seated properly before exploring the expensive display replacement. You may be just looking at a faulty connection between the board and the display. Worst case scenario, the connector itself on the main board is damaged in some way resulting in the bad connection. Which would be an expensive replacement. If the cable on the display itself is damaged, you’ll need a whole new display. But determining any of this is going to require testing on your part. I’d also consider the possibility the display panel itself is damaged as well.

Richard Young -

I took my screen off my macbook to tighten the hinges because it became loose. After I reassembled and turned on the machine, the screen no longer works. One mistake I made during disassembly was not disconnecting the power cable and I accidentally hit the power button while working on the machine. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it.

ralph - 回复

hello guys, i have an issue with my wifi on my mac mid 2012 just losing connections. Even if i try and connect again, it will not even let me try to connect. I turned it in to have it serviced but they couldnt find out were the issue came from. I think it comes from the neck or hinges of my mac. At curtain angles, after a longer period of time, it will lose the wifi. But i adjusted the screen a bit, and then i didnt lose it anymore. It might be a coincidence but i dont think it is..has anyone been across this issue before? PS i have changed out my wifi/bluetooth card

Cadre YH - 回复


I have a MacBook Pro 13-Inch "Core i5" 2.5 Mid-2012 Specs.

Recently I changed my default HDD to the SDD and also replaced one of the default 2GB rams with an 8GB ram. (now the system totally have 10GB )

after turning up the laptop I saw some light which known as “stage light”.

Also, I tried to reconnect the LVDS cable, which is located between the fan and the edged of the body, however, “stage lights” are still there

ali - 回复

Gracias, realíce el cambio de la batería y me quedo increíble, gracias

Raul farias - 回复

anywhere suggestions where to buy replacement screen (model A1278) in EU?

Rasmus Nygaard - 回复

Hi, There. My mid. 2012 MB Pro’s screen is broken and i have that one of an 2011. Is it possible to replace it with the older one? Also same thing witht the DVD drive? In the isntructions everything looks exacly the same.

Help is much appreciated, Thanks!

Canoob - 回复



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