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  1. Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen, Auto Boot deaktivieren: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 3 Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen, Auto Boot deaktivieren: Schritt 1, Bild 2 von 3 Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen, Auto Boot deaktivieren: Schritt 1, Bild 3 von 3
    • Zuallererst musst du die automatische Startfunktion (Auto Boot) deines Macs deaktivieren. Auto Boot schaltet deinen Mac ein, wenn du ihn aufklappst, was versehentlich beim Auseinanderbau passieren kann. Benutze diese Anleitung oder befolge die anschließende Kurzversion zum Deaktivieren von Auto Boot. Dieser Befehl funktioniert eventuell nicht auf allen Macs.

    • Schalte deinen Mac ein und starte Terminal.

    • Kopiere den folgenden Befehl und füge ihn im Terminal ein (oder tippe ihn exakt so ein):

    • sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00

    • Drücke die Eingabetaste [return]. Wenn du dazu aufgefordert wirst, gib dein Administratorpasswort ein und drücke erneut [return]. Hinweis: die Return-Taste kann auch mit ⏎ oder "enter" gekennzeichnet sein.

    • Nun kannst du deinen Mac sicher herunterfahren und das untere Gehäuse öffnen, ohne dass er sich versehentlich einschaltet.

    • Nachdem deine Reparatur zu Ende ist und dein Gerät wieder erfolgreich zusammengebaut ist, musst du Auto Boot mit folgendem Befehl wieder aktivieren:

    • sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03

    Is this step necessary? I can’t perform this step as I am attempting to repair water damage and need to remove logic board & most likely replace the battery.

    Macrepair SF - Antwort

    @mac_medic You definitely don’t want the power coming on while the board is wet. In your case, I think powering on the machine to disable Auto Boot would do more damage than it prevents. I agree, skip this step and be prepared to disconnect the battery quickly if the laptop automatically powers on. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thats right! You don't want power running while working on your logic board.

    Dan -

    This did not work when running High Sierra.

    Kyle B - Antwort

    Tried this on a 2018 MBP 13” Touchbar (there’s no iFixit guide for this model yet). Need to replace a broken screen.

    Luckily I managed to connect to an external screen (Cmd-Down Brightness to switch displays) and enter above command. Seems to work, but there’s another problem with this model - it powers up as soon as any key is pressed……. ffs <gnashes teeth>

    Cool_Breeze - Antwort

    I unscrew the battery first and wrap electrical tape over the logic board battery connector before attempting any repairs to the board. Haven’t had any problems yet and I’ve worked on about 10 of these models already. Also when you open the bottom case use a suction cup at the bottom and pull up then run a plastic spudger along the edges to disconnect the clips. Also only use a plastic spudger on the board. Saw a youtube video from a repair shop and he did not disconnect the power and used all metal tools during the entire process of removing the board. His last step was to disconnect the battery terminal.

    Brian - Antwort

    Is this step necessary if my mac can turn on? Battery fully dead(

    Nursat b - Antwort

    BEFORE YOU START: The included torx head stripped off before I was done (and you might need an additional T4) so stop now and go buy a good one. Also they fail to warn you above to get some blue threadlocker ahead of time.

    Jason Sherron - Antwort

    This command did not work for me and I read that sometime in later 2020 Apple stopped this command from working…any ideas on a work around?

    Patrick Machacek - Antwort

    Not able to do that with damaged screen

    richardjgreen - Antwort

    If you have a damaged screen you can still use a converter from thunderbolt (USB 3) to HDMI and plug your Macbook Pro to your TV as monitor display. Just make sure to chose the right Source (HDMI IN) in your TV. I did it and to make it work I unplug and plug again in my Macbook and so I could disable the Auto boot

    Roberto Sanchez Bustos -

    Hi. This does not work on 2018 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I did exactly this to disable auto boot. But when I check by using nvram -p it says: auto-boot true. Am I doing something incorrectly? I did everything step by step. Copied and pasted the sudo command, pressed enter and then entered my password. I have Big Sur 11.1 installed. Is there any other way since I need to replace the screen. Thank you. Adrian

    Adrian Vizik - Antwort

    Hi everyone. This is also a little pointless if you can’t see anything on the screen, and you don’t have a display adapter to USB C to display it. I agree with Brian about removing the back and disconnecting the battery cable before you even think about opening the lid of the MacBook. Applying the insulation tape is also a handy little tip that just makes sure there is no way to discharge from either the board or battery.

    Roberto Enrieu - Antwort

    running `nvram -p | grep 'AutoBoot'` in terminal verifies that it was accepted

    result: `AutoBoot %00`

    Marek Polák - Antwort

    Running Big Sur 11.6.7 on a 2019 16" MBP, it's "auto-boot". So it's: nvram -p | grep 'auto-boot' to display the current state, the default is true - and then to change it, sudo nvram auto-boot=false which turns it off.

    Ed Mechem -

    This step is completely unnecessary if you follow the guide to disconnect the battery properly. Just put some tape between the battery and logic board connection to prevent it from accidentally touching and therefore powering on the laptop.

    Grant Ormsby - Antwort

    It took me a few tries to make this command work, as I was able to copy and paste the command into Terminal, but could not type in my laptop’s password. I finally typed my password into a text document, copied it (command C), and then pasted it into Terminal and it worked.

    tommy404 - Antwort

    I didn’t do this. Mine never auto-booted before I replaced the battery. Now it does.

    hatuxka - Antwort


    I-fixit sent me a bad battery, which I didn’t realize until it was already install. They sent me a new one, but I wasted hours uninstalling and reinstalled.

    Get a volt meter and measure the voltage on the output of the battery pack. If it reads 0 V, SEND IT BACK. It should read over 2 V.

    bcardanha - Antwort

    When I did this from Terminal.app within Recovery Mode, the “sudo” was not recognized but I could invoke it without the sudo part. It seems to have been accepted when looking at “nvram -p”

    johann beda - Antwort

    When in Recovery Mode, you already have superuser powers. So you don't need to prefix commands with the sudo command to invoke them with root privileges; you already have them. Do a pwd (print working directory) after opening Terminal in Recovery Mode, and you'll see that you're in the root user's directory.

    Ed Mechem -

    I received the battery kit for my 2018 MacBook Pro and as per the above comment from bcardanha - Oct 12, 2021, I checked the voltage on the pads marked + and - . It was zero volts so I panicked a bit.

    I sent a message on the iFixiT Facebook page and I got no reply. I finally found the customer service email for Ifixit Europe and sent them an email voicing my concern as I was not keen to work for couple of hours just to discover that the battery is faulty. I had an almost instant reply on the email (kudos to them) and they adviced me to go ahead and install the new battery as the voltage measured when battery is not connected is not relevant.

    I took a leap of faith and after two hours… the new battery showed 50% charge and everything seems to be working just fine. I am happy it worked.

    Mircea Comanici - Antwort

    After removing the old battery and installing the new battery I powered up the MBP before screwing the bottom on. I discovered the my keyboard would not function. It took a few hours of investigation and frustration that I discovered the track pad power ribbon had become partially dislodged from the trackpad. I was able to see that this through the little machined slot where the battery sat. I had to remove the trackpad to reinsert the power ribbon back into the connector in the trackpad. after reassembling and reinstalling the battery etc the keyboard worked. Just food for thought if your run into the keyboard issue.

    Ed Mease - Antwort

    This should be the default. IMO I tell you to power on - not the lid.

    G Sena - Antwort

    Est ce que cela fonctionne sur un macbook pro 2017 sans touchbar ?

    maël muzelet - Antwort

    Bonjour Maël, oui, ce tutoriel concerne "les MacBook Pro 2016 (et plus récents) et les MacBook Retina 12" 2017 (et plus récents)"

    Claire Miesch -

    Excellent instructions. I was able to follow and install the new screen. I recommend that you get a good set of tools before you begin. I started with an inexpensive repair kit bought online. The Penta and torx bits failed. I bought an IFIXIT kit with quality bits and I was able to do everything I needed.

    Tom Markham - Antwort

    If you're not running an admin account the sudo command won't work (which honestly, you should not be running admin). Rather than logging in to your admin amount via the OS, in the terminal type "login [admin username]," then the password and you'll be able to do the sudo command as described above. Once you're complete, type "logout [admin username]" and you'll be good to go. Obviously replace [admin username] with whatever the account name for your admin user is.

    arichard2401 - Antwort

    • Bevor du weiterarbeitest, ziehe das Netzkabel und schalte das MacBook aus. Klappe das Display zu und lege den Laptop mit der Unterseite nach oben auf eine saubere weiche Arbeitsfläche.

    • Entferne folgende acht Schrauben, mit denen das untere Gehäuse befestigt ist:

    • Zwei 1,8 mm Pentalobe P5 Schrauben

    • Vier 2,9 mm Pentalobe P5 Schrauben

    • Zwei 6,1 mm Pentalobe P5 Schrauben

    • Schaue dir beim Ausbau die Lage der Schrauben genau an - sie müssen beim Eindrehen leicht schräg stehen.

    • Halte bei der ganzen Reparatur die Schrauben gut geordnet und passe auf, dass jede Schraube genau auf ihren alten Platz zurück kommt, damit keine Schäden am Gerät entstehen.

    IMPORTANT. You’re not removing the bottom, yet. This step is solely to separate the panel from its clips, permitting inside access.

    Chris Leeds - Antwort

    The screws go in tangent to the curve of the case. If you aren’t used to handling small hardware try turning the screw counterclockwise while you feel for the hole until you feel it drop, that means the threads have aligned. It takes only light finger torque when they are threaded correctly

    abscate - Antwort

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    • Zwänge deine Finger in den Spalt zwischen dem oberen und dem unteren Gehäuse. Beginne an der Rückseite des MacBooks zwischen den Scharnieren.

    • Hebe das untere Gehäuse nur ein wenig an, damit Schäden an den Kabeln, die das obere und untere Gehäuse verbinden, vermieden werden.

    • Fasse das untere Gehäuse fest an und hebe es gleichmäßig hoch, bis es sich vom oberen Gehäuse löst.

    • Möglicherweise geht das Hochheben des unteren Gehäuses schwer. Schiebe ein Plektrum oder ein anderes ESD sicheres Werkzeug an den Seitenkanten des unteren Gehäuses entlang , um die beiden versteckten Klammern zu öffnen.

    • Damit diese Klammern beim Zusammenbau wieder einrasten, musst du fest auf die beiden Seitenkanten des unteren Gehäuses drücken (in der Nähe des Plektrums im dritten Bild), bis du es einrasten hörst.

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    • Halte das untere Gehäuse gut fest und drehe das MacBook vorsichtig um, sodass das Apple Logo nach oben zeigt.

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    • Hebe das obere Gehäuse und das Display zusammen von der Vorderkante her nach oben an, bis es mit einem Winkel von etwa 45° steht.

    • Es ist hilfreich, wenn du es in dieser Stellung für den nächsten Schritt abstützt.

    This displays two black pics to prop up the MacBook, but the kit only includes one black pic.

    Kyle Swafford - Antwort

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    • Drücke mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers die goldfarbene "battery disconnect" Taste und halte sie fest.

    • Wenn die Einschalt-LED aufleuchtet, dann halte die Taste weiterhin gedrückt, bis die LED erlöscht. Das kann bis zu 10 Sekunden lang dauern.

    • Wenn die LED nicht aufleuchtet, dann lasse die Taste nach 5-10 Sekunden los. Drücke und halte sie für weitere 5-10 Sekunden und lasse los. Drücke und halte sie zum Abschluss erneut für 5-10 Sekunden und lasse los.

    • Durch dieses Verfahren wird sichergestellt, dass das MacBook ganz heruntergefahren ist und sicher daran gearbeitet werden kann.

    cannot turn on the led after replacing the new screen, even after following the turn on instructions upper…

    Laurent Pierre - Antwort

    on reassembly, I had to plug my laptop in to reactivate the LED light

    aaron_vandyke2003 - Antwort

    Does anyone know how to turn it back on..? I plugged the laptop in and saw the LED Light, but it won’t turn on

    mmcsorley - Antwort

    After reassembly I could not restart my MacBook using the power button or after SMC reset (shift-ctrl-option-pwr). I had to connect my MacBook to its charging cable to get the battery LED to re-illuminate. After that it was all normal.

    Richard Lovatt - Antwort

    It took a few minutes on the power adapter for my computer to turn on after it was reassembled.

    Luk Chl - Antwort

    mine doesnt turn on w anything, i forgot to click the buton to disconnect :_/

    cristian.campuzano - Antwort

    Same issue as above peeps. Followed ifixit directions verbatim and wasn't getting anything after screwing everything back in. Plugged in original 45W power block and waited, after few minutes battery LED came on and a min. or two after that, was able to get screen to turn on. Hope this helps somebody else.

    Brandon Elliott - Antwort

    May I ask how to get screen to turn on. I cannot get it work..

    Xiubo Zhang - Antwort

    For those whose Mac won't turn on.

    See step 16

    To reconnect this cable, first line up the metal bracket over the screw holes, then "PRESS DOWN" on the middle of the bracket.

    There is a connector under the bracket, which you can't see if you don't see under.

    Not having it in mind, you will not PRESS DOWN the middle of the bracket and there is no connect.

    hls2005 -

    There needs to be mention of procedure for getting the repaired MacBook to power up again after the repair is completed.

    I also am running into the issue described by others. MB will not come on again, even after being plugged into power and performing an SMC reset.

    Kinda stuck….

    Carlos Perez - Antwort

    Hi, I tried everything and my MacBook will not start up after replacing the bottom case with a battery installed. I decided to put back on the old case with the battery that needs servicing and it still will not power on. I am fairly experienced taking apart laptops I was an Apple service tech for 15 years. this has me baffalled. Any hints BTY the logic board does not show any power coming from the AC charger the power LED is not lit up

    eestern - Antwort

    I had trouble with this as well. What worked for me is to plug in power using the stock 29W USB C power brick that originally came with this Macbook. Trying other, lower powered, power adapters did not work. Use this advice with caution as there are multiple (i.e substantiated) comments that indicate that first power up should only be with a 5W adapter! So perhaps try this strict sequence: try with a 5W adapter, then and only then try with the 29W adapter. Or even slightly better, if everything else has completely failed, only then try full power 29W adapter.

    LexxOne - Antwort

    How long did you wait to get it power back on? I replaced my logic board and tried to connect the power charger but it doesnt still turn on.

    Herb -

    The easiest error to make when working on this motherboard if applying full voltage after re-assembly. According to the big A, the motherboard on these Macbooks need to be “woken up” with a 5 watt (phone size) charger. Applying the normal 29 watts may render your system unusable.

    Noah - Feb 18, 2021

    Hello Noah,

    It seems your remark is only valid for the 2015 and not the 2016 edition.

    David - Mar 3, 2021

    While it’s true that the internal documentation specifies this for a 2015, after frying 2 motherboards with a normal charger, I spoke with the engineers and they told me that this also applies to 2016 and 2017 macbook main logic boards. I say- It can’t hurt to try to wake them up with a 5 watt charger first! Please take 5 minutes to save your motherboard.

    Noah - Mar 4, 2021

    Noah - Antwort

    I plugged in my charger and the LED came on. The computer gets warm but the screen is not turning on. The keyboards doesn’t seem to respond to recovery options. Any suggestions?

    J'Trel Sapp -

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    • Schließe das MacBook und lege es mit der Unterseite nach oben hin.

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    • Hebe die Vorderkante hoch, bis das untere Gehäuse mit einem Winkel von etwa 45° geöffnet ist.

    • Achte darauf, dass die Flachbandkabel, mit denen das untere Gehäuse immer noch am MacBook angeschlossen ist, nicht beschädigt werden.

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    • Löse mit einer Pinzette das Klebeband ab, mit dem der ZIF Verbinder des Trackpadkabels bedeckt ist.

    Where can I find a replacement cable?

    John Comix - Antwort

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    • Klappe vorsichtig den Sicherungsbügel am ZIF Verbinder des Trackpadkabels mit einem Spudger hoch.

    The small retainer flips up about 90 degrees from locked position

    abscate - Antwort

    The keyboard and trackpad don't work after the repair, what can I do? They don't even show up in System Report.

    bredelet - Antwort

    I found that the connector was not pushed enough in. Works now.

    bredelet -

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    • Ziehe das Flachbandkabel des Trackpads vorsichtig durch den Schlitz im Rahmen vom Trackpad ab.

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    • Schließe das MacBook sorgfältig und drehe es wieder um, so dass das Apple Logo nach oben zeigt.

    • Klappe das obere Gehäuse/Display Einheit etwa rechtwinklig auf und stütze es an einem stabilen Gegenstand, so dass du es nicht festhalten brauchst.

    • Klebe das obere Gehäuse mit einem Klebeband in der Nähe des Trackpads fest, so dass es sich nicht versehentlich bewegen kann.

    • Man könnte zwar das MacBook die ganze Zeit flach aufgeklappt lassen, dies ist aber nicht zu empfehlen, da die Flachbandkabel beschädigt werden können.

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    • Entferne die einzelne 2,9 mm Torx T5 Schraube, mit der der Akkuanschluss am Logic Board befestigt ist.

    From my experience it’s important to carefully press and hold the small button above left of the Battery Discharge label. Use a plastic spudger or finger tip. The illuminated yellow LED to the right will go off. I believe this discharges remaining electricity from logic board protecting it during repair.

    * I cannot find any documentation to support this, but I have damaged boards by not including this step.

    Chris Leeds - Antwort

    What is with the all plastic end of this cable that appears to just be glued right on top of its connector?

    Does the new one just stick back right on top?

    (In this photo it is the bottom side of the cable below the white water indicator sticker)

    Elizabeth Erkelens - Antwort

    • Als zusätzliche Sicherheitsmaßnahme kannst du den Akku physisch trennen, indem du ein Akkuisolierstück zwischen Logic Board und Akkuanschluss einsetzt.

    What happen if you don’t disconnect the battery? I didn’t and I saw smoke coming out when I connected the pad flex cable and the computer still started up

    DSANTIAGOSOY - Antwort

    If you don’t disconnect the battery you might accidentally short something on the logic board since power is still running through everything while you’re working on it. You can complete the repair without disconnecting the battery, but you risk accidentally breaking your logic board. It’s much safer to keep the battery disconnected while you’re working.

    Adam O'Camb -

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    • Entferne die beiden Schrauben, mit denen die Halterung des USB-C Anschlusses befestigt ist:

    • Eine 1,1 mm Kreuzschlitzschraube #00

    • Eine 3,5 mm Torx T5 Schraube

    I’m at this point and the 1.1 mm Phillips #00 screw won’t budge and now I fear it could be stripped? Now what???

    Y'vonne Feeney - Antwort

    You could try to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin rubber glove to improve the grip on the screw while applying a little more downward force for the initial jolt. That might loosen the screw.

    Tobias Isakeit -

    The USB-C ribbon cable breaks very easily when being attached. Any particular tricks for ensuring that it won’t snap somewhere while being installed?

    bfg737 - Antwort

    With my iFixit screwdriver kit, these were Philips #000, not #00.

    Paul Nishikawa - Antwort

    This was #000 for me as well

    Adam Hupp - Antwort

    I was at the 1.1 mm and couldn't get it open with the 00. I ordered the 000 but it still won't budge. I tried the glove idea and as much pressure as I'm comfortable giving. I'm pretty sure the screw is stripped. Any ideas or advice or am I in trouble?

    johnny gutierrez - Antwort

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    • Heble die Halterung des USB-C Anschlusses mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers gerade hoch und löse sie vom Logic Board ab.

    • Um dieses Kabel wieder anzuschließen, musst du erst die Metallhalterung passend über die Schraubenlöcher legen und dann in der Mitte der Halterung nach unten drücken. Achte darauf, dass sie korrekt sitzt, sonst könnte der Stecker beschädigt werden.

    At re-assembling, when you reconnect this cable, pressing centre of metal plat is extremely important. You should feel tiny click when it connected properly. I encountered unrecognised external HDD and external monitor through USB-C even though charging in/out was OK, i.e failure of data transmission. I needed to re-open the back cover and pressed the metal plate again, then USB-C connection worked properly.

    Aki Mochi - Antwort

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    • Klappe den Sicherungsbügel am ZIF Verbinder des Kabels zur Audioplatine mit dem Spudger hoch.

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    • Ziehe das Flachbandkabel zur Audioplatine gerade aus seinem ZIF Anschluss heraus und löse es ab.

    • Achte beim Zusammenbau darauf, dass das Flachbandkabel so liegt, dass die Seite mit dem weißen Streifen, wie zu sehen, zu dir zeigt.

    • An dieser Stelle ist es möglich, das MacBook ganz zu öffnen und flach auf den Tisch zu legen, ohne dass die Flachbandkabel beschädigt werden.

    Make sure at reassembly that you insert the ribbon cable in to the jack board fully. It seems to take an extra push. The white line should disappear when it is seated properly. I didn’t get it in all the way by a fraction of a mm and had no sound (internal speakers weren’t even recognized). Went back and seated the cable fully and sound was back.

    Timothy Dinkelman - Antwort

    I had that same problem, too.

    lyonmissions - Antwort

    Had the same problem, (no audio after reassembly) it did have the startup chime though.
    after re-seating the ribbon cable, it worked for a few days, but then nothing after waking up.
    not even the startup chime.
    Any body got pointers on how to check if i broke the cable or the board? (looks fine...)

    Christian Stanner - Antwort

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    • Ziehe das Klebeband vom Displaykabelstecker mit einer Pinzette zurück.

    I won’t have my daughter’s MacBook with its banana encrusted USB-C port until she returns home during spring break — just doing some homework before then. But if the case can lie flat after the audio board ZIF cable is detached, why do you need to detach the display cable connector (Steps 19-24)? It seems that you could jump straight to Step 25 to replace the USB-C port and avoid those steps.

    John Conklin - Antwort

    Hi John, disconnecting the display cable is not necessary, but is recommended to avoid accidental damage to the cable during the rest of the procedure. If you feel confident in the safety of the cable then you can skip ahead. Good luck with the repair!

    Adam O'Camb -

    I skipped ahead to step 25 successfully by making a secure stand for the display and being careful to not strain cables. If you are decently motor skilled this saves you 15 minutes or so. Not recommended if you live with cats who love little screws to chase

    abscate - Antwort

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    • Es kann sein, dass der metallene Sicherungsbügel am Displaykabelstecker aufklappt und am Klebeband festhängen bleibt.

    • Wenn das so ist, dann musst du den Sicherungsbügel mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers nach unten halten, während du mit der Pinzette das Klebeband ablöst.

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    • Klappe den Sicherungsbügel auf dem Displaykabelstecker mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers hoch.

    • Versuche ihn vom Klebeband fern zu halten, sonst kann er daran festkleben. Dann wird das Ablösen des Kabels schwieriger.

    I found it helpful to stick one of the triangular picks in between the table and the retaining flap to keep them separated.

    Kofi Kantanka - Antwort

    • Schiebe vorsichtig das flache Ende des Spudgers unter das Displaykabel, um es von der Klebeverbindung zum unteren Gehäuse zu trennen.

    • Achte darauf, dass das Kabel nicht beschädigt wird. Wenn es sich nicht leicht ablösen lässt, dann erwärme das Kabel/Gehäuse direkt darunter mit einem Haartrockner oder einen iOpener. Der Kleber wird dadurch aufgeweicht und du kannst es noch einmal probieren.

    Great, another new fragile display cable to deal with. Thanks Apple.

    maccentric - Antwort

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    • Ziehe das Displaykabel vorsichtig gerade aus seinem Anschluss heraus und löse es ab.

    • Schließe gleich danach den Sicherungsbügel.

    • Beim Zusammenbau muss der Sicherungsbügel zugeklappt sein. Setze das Kabel mit den Goldkontakten nach unten korrekt auf und schiebe es vorsichtig in den geschlossenen Anschluss hinein. Achte darauf, dass das Kabel nicht geknickt oder beschädigt wird. Wenn es richtig sitzt, dann sind die Vertiefungen an den Seiten nicht mehr sichtbar.

    I’m pretty sure I understand the instructions here, but I had to think about it a little longer because “… must remain closed when the cable is reinserted during reassembly …” was not clear to me right away. The retaining flap I discovered, is super delicate, and hence my paranoia, so I wanted to point this out in case anyone else felt like me: ''''Is it correct to assume that your instructions could be interpreted as:

    “After disconnecting the cable, close the retaining flap for now to avoid damaging it. When reinstalling the cable, flip up the retaining flap once again, realign and slide the cable with gold contacts facing down.”

    I bent the USB-C corner of the lower case from a short drop onto laminate flooring, so in I went to shape it so the edge wouldn’t snag or scratch things. I am typing on my MacBook that received the body work.

    Thank you for your guidance!

    John Torquido - Antwort

    For @seriouslyjohn and anyone else who might be wondering: “the flap must remain closed when the cable is reinserted” means keep it closed. Do not reopen the flap to insert the cable; just insert it carefully while leaving the flap closed. I know it probably runs counter to the procedure you’re used to, but Apple’s documentation is very clear on this, and I have to think it’s for a reason. My advice is to follow the instructions as written and don’t try to reinterpret them ;) Congrats on a successful repair!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Oops! I most definitely did NOT reinsert the cable into a closed connector. We can only wonder why Apple instructed this step to be counter-intuitive. I’ll pay closer attention to any weirdness that may arise, but the MacBook has been traveling and performing as it should; I’m going to avoid reopening the case, as easy as it is, until I have a good reason to do so. Thank you for replying and updating the guide!

    John Torquido - Antwort

    I would argue that you should NOT close the retaining flap. I followed the directions to the letter, and when I started up the MacBook, the display did not register since the I wasn’t able to reseed the cable fully without worrying about tearing the cable. I did hear the computer charging and saw that the keyboard lit up, so I knew the MacBook was working besides the display. I looked up another video on Youtube that left the retaining flap open when reinstalling, so I took apart the Macbook again and tried it that way, and IT WORKED! The cable wasn’t fully reseated with the retainer open and I’m not sure if that was my fault or not, but with the retainer flap open, it was easier to see that. My 2 cents. Good luck everyone!

    Sulmo Kim - Antwort

    I initially tried inserting the cable with the retaining flap closed (as described), however after completing reassembly the MacBook could be heard to start but without any display action (no backlight, no graphics - also tried resetting the SMC). Being suspicious of this step based on the comments above, I tried re-inserting the cable with the retaining flap open before subsequently closing the flap. It may have just been my perception but insertion with the retaining flap open certainly appeared to result in a more robust mating of cable and connector. After reassembly and reset of the SMC I at least saw backlight action although no graphics still. A subsequent boot into to diagnostics mode resulted in the graphics coming to life.

    Maybe my re-insertion while the retaining flap was closed was not quite correct (although I was certainly trying to be careful), but my experience was that success was achieved making the cable insertion while the retaining flap was open.

    Paul Richards - Antwort

    It is kind of nice that I don't have to worry about that. The screen cable is literally plug & play. Super easy.

    lyonmissions - Antwort

  21. Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen: Schritt 24, Bild 1 von 1
    • Trenne die untere von der oberen Gehäuseeinheit.

  22. Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen, USB-C Anschluss: Schritt 25, Bild 1 von 1
    • Entferne die beiden 2,5 mm Kreuzschlitzschrauben #00, die den USB-C Anschluss befestigen.

    I didn’t notice this when removing the USB-C port, but it seems to be a little loose under the screws. I have another MacBook of the same vintage and found that its USB-C port also has a little movement when a cable is plugged in. Not much movement, just a little.

    woikelaw - Antwort

    I missed this comment when I did this job but observed the same

    No apparent effect on function

    abscate - Antwort

    It would have been a help to have pointed out that actually folding the end of this ribbon cable at the USB C end, as shown in your pictures, before attaching it will help to prevent the cable breaking at one of its inner corners while being installed.

    bfg737 - Antwort

    As with my comment above, for me, these were #000 not #00. Other than that, if you work slowly and deliberately, you will find the right angle. It does go in without any force, but you have to find the right way.

    Paul Nishikawa - Antwort

  23. Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen: Schritt 26, Bild 1 von 3 Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen: Schritt 26, Bild 2 von 3 Retina MacBook 2017 USB-C Anschluss austauschen: Schritt 26, Bild 3 von 3
    • Hebe den USB-C Anschluss mit einer Pinzette genau über die Scharnierschrauben.

    • Schiebe den Anschluss heraus und hebe ihn über dem Scharnier hoch..

    • Für den Ein- und Ausbau des USB-C Anschlusses ist sehr wenig Platz. Wende auf keinen Fall viel Kraft an, wenn du nicht genug Raum hast. Versuche die Schrauben des Displayscharniers zu entfernen und die Scharniere ein wenig zu bewegen, damit du zusätzlichen Arbeitsraum gewinnst.

    Successful completion of USBC in 20 minutes with following notes

    1 the replacement part has to have the ribbon folded to match the original or will it foul the display case large screw. You know this when you can’t put the two big Pentalobe screws in on the final case install

    2 my USBC part looks identical to the original, but the port has some motion even with the screws tight. I’m wondering about this a bit. I’m confident I did not cross thread the screws.

    i measure the thickness of the original USB C port board at the two Phillips screws as 325 microns +_25 umicrons

    abscate - Antwort

    I found the same problem with the new part moving a lot after installation even with the screws tight, and realised the problem is the new part does not come with the black rubber seal that goes around the connector (you can see it in pic 3 step 25). I moved that across from the old part to the new one and now it seems very tight.

    Gabriele Nicotra - Antwort

    Step 25 only has one pic

    John M -

    He means 3rd pic of step 26.

    dmjenks -

    If you are removing the screen (to replace the top case, for example), do this step afterwards. It is much easier this way.

    maccentric - Antwort

    No luck, the port seems to be wedged in behind the computer’s hinge. But you need to remove USBC port BEFORE you remove the display. Soooooooo any other tips?

    The screws on the hinge aren’t in the way, it’s hitting right up near the edge of the computer itself.

    John M - Antwort

    remove the two screws under the rubber piece to disconnect the display. I didn’t have to completely remove it, just enough to slide the pieces in and out

    Seth Ferguson -

    totally worked! saved me about $550 doing it myself so you have my eternal gratitude

    Seth Ferguson - Antwort

    I found it impossible to remove the USB type C port during this step and instead continued with the next 2 steps and after separating the display found that the USB type C port was effortlessly removed……hope that helps someone

    Steve Harris - Antwort

    I think it’s a pretty $@$*!& tutorial. Sorry to be blunt.

    It is essentially missing about 3 final steps that show the replacement piece so one can appreciate it.

    I read the tutorial, thought it’s all clear and then bought the piece except it was an incomplete piece. Since the tutorial is missing the last three steps, I could not judge the piece and essentially got lured buying an incomplete piece.

    Mark Schira - Antwort

    I don’t understand why here in this picture it looks like the black ribbon is turning away from the port but for the piece I bought, die black ribbon goes in the same direction as the port: Retina MacBook 2016 Teardown .

    Miriam Guth - Antwort


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My first time using ifixit website and repair was a success . Mac store quoted over $700 for this repair. I was able to buy new usb-c part and tools for $87 and perform the repair myself. Thanks for your help, could have done it without excellent repair guide which had many useful pictures.

Thanks again, Marcus

Marcus Torres - Antwort

Congrats on the repair Marcus. Glad to hear the guide helped.

Tobias Isakeit -

Same exact situation as Marcus - first time using a guide here (and first time opening a macbook) and the repair was a success! Fried my USB-C and Apple quoted me $600 for repairs. Got the part and tools from ifixit, and along with this incredibly helpful guide, I was able to get it repaired in a couple hours. Thank you so much for putting together such a helpful and informative guide!

Ashkon Nosrat - Antwort

:( No power. Likely causes anyone? Would any bad connections prevent power or a specific one?

motz - Antwort

Hello. Can i replace usb-c port for 2017 macbook 12 with usp-c port of 2015 model? And if I can’t why?

HenryProspector - Antwort

Hi, did you find an answer to your question. I have the same issue. A Macbook2017 and can't find the USB-C interface for 2017 but only 2015.

skuehn1 -

My Macbook (a) wasn’t charging/keeping up with heavy apps running (ie Teams) and would never fully charge (b) would display “Charging” when the Macbook wasn’t even plugged and (c) would state that the battery wasn’t charging even though the MB had been plugged for the past 93392 hours. Did all of the soft tips and tricks available on the web : nada. Even changed the adapter : nada. Went on and did my own diagnostic and replaced this USB-C and VOILÀ. Everything went back to normal!!!!! Great tutorial. (PS IF YOU READ THIS AND DECIDE TO GO ON WITH THE OPERATION have a look at the comments on Step 26. Make sure you keep the rubber seal from your old USB-C jack (Step 26, picture #3) and put it on the new one.)

Lmet - Antwort

Hi, I was wondering if this guide is suitable for a macbook pro of the same year? Many thanks

Saul - Antwort

Great guide, worked perfectly! I skipped steps 19-24 and retrospectively could have skipped steps 17-18 as well and probably achieved the same result.

Dennis Dwan - Antwort

This did not help. I replaced the battery with the ifixit battery and instructions, and the usb-c port and the unit has no life. What next?

Peter Schmitt - Antwort

Life-saving tutorial! My partner's 2017 MacBook stopped charging - crisis in our household because she needs it for school and we had no other Mac to share. Local repair shop quoted minimum $300 to replace. Reading these steps I was convinced the USB-C port was bad, so I took a chance and ordered the replacement and just 3 tools. One hour later we have a fully-functioning MacBook and a very happy spouse.

Biggest note: like another commenter above, I skipped steps 17-24 and replaced the USB-C port without separating the upper case from the lower. This worked perfectly. You need to be mindful not to jerk any cables, but it was worth it to me to save a lot of steps and possible hassles disconnecting/reconnecting the display.

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