Unmounted the first speaker. Hopefully nothing broke so far ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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.

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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. ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

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 itโ€™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.

Iโ€™m so happy this actually worked and I didnโ€™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: pounced-on.me/@nilsding/102399).

Now everything is fun again \o/

@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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