I did also 1-5 and 46-74. There was no need to use the adhesive remover. As suggested somewhere on YouTube, I would recommend starting to pry the second and fourth sections, since there’s an aluminum ridge on the side of the motherboard on which you can apply lever. Then you can proceed with the outer sections, and finally attack the central ones. All seem to be good, the only minor issue being that the trackpad feedback seems to me a bit less strong than it used to be; I might have applied excessive pull when taking out the central sections of the battery? Or it might be because the swollen battery acted as a resonance chamber? To stay on the safe side, I would advice using the adhesive remover at least on those sections. Anyway the trackpad is fully functional and the feedback is sufficient, so overall I am happy.
By starting at 45, didn’t you meet problems with the two speakers standing in the way? They limit a lot the space in which you can pour the liquid to soften the glue, and are in the way when inserting tools to lift the outer batteries. I’d really like to follow the same procedure and avoid disassembling everything, but I am wondering if I am able to. Maybe is possible to remove partially the speakers? Their cables run under the motherboard so I guess they can’t be taken out without a full disassembly, but maybe they can just be lifted a little? Thanks for any suggestion.
It might be an issue with contacts, I had the same problem and fixed it by following the instructions published on youtube at this link: actually experts say that the contacts involved do not concern the GPS antenna but the volume rocker, anyway that fix worked for me, perhaps because by disassembling and reassembling some contacts got realigned.