First step: done. What did I let myself into...

First cell: done. Or at least it lifts now.

Ugh why does Apple have a fetish on adhesives

Second cell: done. Now to repeat this step with the other side. Fun.

The other two are now separated as well. So far no signs of imminent explosions.


Finally removed the two cells from the middle.

This MacBook Pro is free from its batteries. For now.

Time to clean up the rest of the adhesive I guess?

Just installed an ad-blocker to get rid of the excess ad(hesive)s. Tried my best there, seems to be okay. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Okay, time for the final steps.

Adhering the new battery.

Positioning it was easier than I had expected.

Everything is connected again and back where it was. Now it’s time for the final test...


After one year of a not-working battery controller, my MacBook finally can run on battery power alone again.

I’m so happy this actually worked and I didn’t fuck up anything. Both speakers, the trackpad, keyboard, and the battery work flawless.

Worth it.

And the CPU is no longer throttled to 500MHz (as previously mentioned here:

Now everything is fun again \o/

@nilsding All this thread reminds me of is how my mid-2012 Unibody MBP (with matte finish screen, natch) is literally the last halfway decent Mac laptop they ever made, or likely ever will make at this rate.

Some bullshit screws, aaaand done:

(see also - want moar RAM? delicious SO-DIMM slot: )

(hard drive? no problem: )

@kithop I sadly(?) got a bit too late in the Mac game to experience those models, but yeah... repairability (and extending it) only goes downhill from there. At least this 2015 MacBook Pro has a removable SSD. Anything else? Glued or soldered on board. Sigh.

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@nilsding gosh, you have one of the last decent MBPs. They're a dying breed

@pico Yeah I was quite lucky to get that one instead of a newer model. The new ones were announced like two months after I got mine

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