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Good Luck Fixing the New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

by Todd Haselton | June 13, 2012June 13, 2012 9:30 am PDT

iFixit MacBook Pro Retina teardown

The folks at iFixit took out their screw drivers and broke down the new MacBook Pro with a Retina display. The entire teardown basically reveals what you should probably already know: don’t try to fix a MacBook by yourself. iFixit was completely unable to remove the battery, which covers the TrackPad cabling, and said that the “proprietary pentalobe screws prevent you from gaining access to anything inside.” That means you won’t be able to upgrade the SSD yourself, change the battery, fix the display or even upgrade the RAM — which is soldered to the laptop’s motherboard. Ultimately, the site gave the new MacBook Pro with a Retina display a repairability score of 1 out of 10. That means it’s basically impossible for you to repair it yourself… unless you’re Tony Stark. But hey, that’s what the Apple Store Genius Bar is for, right?

[via iFixit]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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