My 2012 MacBook Pro lives on, despite coming close to what appeared to its final demise at the weekend. I gave the MacBook to my wife a couple of years ago and she’s loved using it – but before I did, I’d replaced the battery and the hard drive. But, at the weekend, the diagnosis […]
Yesterday I noticed that grey gradient at the bottom of my Macbook Pro screen – it's the 2016 model and just 11 months old. For clarity in the screenshot I've hidden the dock and put a white background on. It appears over the top of anything on the screen but due to its relevatively […]
The 2016 MacBook Pro is, honestly, a lovely piece of hardware. Slim, with an excellent screen and a large touchpad. The Touchbar is, I’m sure, very useful but as I use a separate keyboard and monitor, it’s not something I get an opportunity to use much.
But it’s not perfect. And neither is the LG LG UltraFine 5K display.
Some time ago, I detailed how to replace the hard drive in a mid-2012 Macbook Pro and, now, after 4.5 years of use, it’s time for the battery to be replaced.
Apart from the battery you’ll need 2 screwdrivers to do this – A Phillips #00 Screwdriver and a Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver. Some kind of plastic “[wikilink]spudger[/wikilink]” will be needed as well.
The battery I purchased from Amazon came with both the required screwdrivers and I had a spudger from a phone repair kit.
How to replace the hard drive in a mid-2012 Macbook Pro, running Yosemite, with an SSD. Details for both upgrading from a mechanical drive and existing SSD.