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New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 27, 2021 06:35AM
A teardown of the new MBP shows mostly good news for repairs with one bit of difficulty.

Removing the back, users will need to use a pentalob driver along with removing clips like the touchbar models. Not difficult, just a slight PITA

The new MBP batteries are not glued in, using a pull tab like iPhones. That should greatly simplify a battery replacement.

The ports are also replaceable with just a small amount of soldering needed. Not for the faint of heart, but doable.

However, if the keyboard goes bad a replacement is virtually impossible. Doing so will require an authorized repair since the keyboard is part of the unibody chassis.

[wccftech.com]



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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: Microman
Date: October 27, 2021 09:57AM
Haven't gone to the ad, but will, does it say anything about replacing the SSD, or HD?
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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: clay
Date: October 27, 2021 09:58AM
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Microman
Haven't gone to the ad, but will, does it say anything about replacing the SSD, or HD?

not possible. all components (storage, ram, cpu, gpu) are part of the board, just like an iPad or iPhone.



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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 27, 2021 10:01AM
Can you swap just the top chassis and keep all the innards?
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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 27, 2021 10:33AM
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clay
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Microman
Haven't gone to the ad, but will, does it say anything about replacing the SSD, or HD?

not possible. all components (storage, ram, cpu, gpu) are part of the board, just like an iPad or iPhone.

Just like the last several years. Storage is rated at 7000 MB/s — only a handful of PCIe drives or motherboards can support





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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: October 27, 2021 11:34AM
Last thing I’ll think whenever I get one of these is “All set to change the battery myself”.
I’ll definitely not think about replacing the ports.
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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 27, 2021 12:07PM
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rich in distress
Last thing I’ll think whenever I get one of these is “All set to change the battery myself”.
I’ll definitely not think about replacing the ports.

pretty common these days. However, new M1 batteries are glued in, so replacement by an experienced tech prob pretty easy. Pretty sure its $200 at the apple store for a 16" MBP.





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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 27, 2021 02:01PM
Just saw this from iFixit:

iFixit: New MacBook Pro has first ‘DIY-friendly’ battery replacement design since 2012

[www.ifixit.com]





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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 27, 2021 07:33PM
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jdc
Just saw this from iFixit:

iFixit: New MacBook Pro has first ‘DIY-friendly’ battery replacement design since 2012

[www.ifixit.com]

Battery is good news.

Keyboard? Great news for makers of keyboard ‘c ondoms’…
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Re: New MBP teardown report has good and bad news
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 28, 2021 09:49AM
....tears......on my pillow......



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