17 Jul '12, 2pm

Apple's Internal Memo to Service Technicians Show Battery in MacBook is Not Replaceable

We just got hold of an internal service tech announcement sent from Apple to its technicians. In it, it is explained that the new MacBook Pro with Retina has been announced and is now shipping, and that a couple training courses are required to be able to service the new laptops. It also explains a few handling must-dos for parts of the computer. The one that stands out to us is this: • Top case assembly with battery The MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) top case assembly includes an embedded battery, keyboard, fan ducts and microphone. Batteries must be replaced with the top case assembly. The battery alone is not a replaceable part. This means a few things. First, it means that the glued-in battery is a problem for more than just the user who wants to replace their own battery. Not even professional repair technicians can safely pull the glued-in battery from the top case, ...

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