Replaced a battery today, guide was very helpful and the repair went perfectly.
My Mac had a swollen battery, to the point where the chassis was bent outward both ways and the laptop wasn’t closing properly. Didn’t notice this early on since it serves as a desktop machine for me and I’m using external displays, mouse and keyboard. There are no Apple service centers in my area, so my only option was to do it myself.
There’s probably no real need to completely disassemble it (acetone, when it reacts with an adhesive used in a mac, turns into a jelly-like substance with no actual risk of flooding the internal components), but I did this anyway just to clean out all the dust inside. Now my mac is as flat, as cold and as silent as new. :)
Thanks for a great guide and kit!
When reconnecting these tiny wires, use one hand to guide and align the connector by holding the wire and the other hand to press them down with a flat end of a spudger. Spent 10 minutes figuring it out and connecting the first one, then only a few seconds on both of the remaining connectors :)
If you try to do this with one hand, it’s extremely easy to move them out of the alignment while pressing them down.