MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017 Battery
AMEN!! This was the hardest part of the ENTIRE process! Hard to know when the small end of the cable was “fully” inserted. Cable is SOOOOO delicate!
Hi Marvin, I expect you figured out why this is necessary as you continued. I seriously wondered the same. The center battery does not have a solid case beneath it. If you don’t remove the track-pad, you will get adhesive remover on the circuitry and possibly ruin the track-pad. :-)
I really think the repair kit should have helped prepare for this. I neither have a hair dryer nor an iOpener! Fortunately, one of the included “plastic cards”, carefully wedged under the cable, with gentle pulling on the cable, helped release the cable from the battery.