iFixit's Repair Manual for World's Least Repairable Notebook

If you happened to purchase one of Apple's shiny new Retina display MacBook Pros, you probably know by now that it is considered to be one of the least repairable laptops in the world.

Shortly after its release, DIY repair gurus iFixit tore down the device, finding unspeakable horrors such as soldered ram, glued parts, Pentalobe screws and irreparable display assembly.

Luckily for any unfortunate consumers without Apple Care and mountains of cash, iFixit recently released an in-depth repair manual with a grand total of 16 new guides detailing the most efficient ways to disassemble and reassemble the laptop.

The manual features 15 installation guides and a maintenance guide to go along with their two tear down guides. Of course, repairing the laptop and replacing parts won't be easy, and iFixit offers plenty of warnings before going down that road.

However, if you've got a brave soul and an itching for some adventure, head on over to the iFixit manual to perform things such as a DIY SSD upgrades, battery replacements or fan repairs.

 

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  • rantoc
    I would "repair" it with a hammer and then purchase a real PC instead!
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  • rantoc
    clubsaucekillerLuckily you won't have to repair it, unlike the idiots who bought their lowest-bidder PCs.


    All electronic components in that computer have a failure rate, sadly i have to inform you that there is no such thing as magic silicon that comes without risk of failures. You think that PC is made from the best of the best because its expensive, seem you have much to learn about electronics manufacturing.
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  • rantoc
    nebunthat's what a closed minded person would do...very nice...noooot


    A closed minded person is one who purchases a laptop for 3000$ that only have one truly high-end component - the screen and that is what the entire line is marketed with with - At its price class it have below average performance because more powerful cpu/gpu/mem configurations are available from other vendors.

    Anyone who have an open mind would realize that there are more powerful configurations at that price-class to begin with, heck the close minded person buying it even have to purchase a thunderbolt -> Ethernet dongle at a "friendly" price after the purchase.
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  • rantoc
    I would "repair" it with a hammer and then purchase a real PC instead!
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  • Anonymous
    I LOVE APPLE! NATURAL SELECTION AT ITS FINEST!

    YOU SEE AN APPLE CONSUMER (LOW FORM OF LIFE) YOU KNOW TO AVOID THAT PERSON AT ALL COSTS.
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  • clubsaucekiller
    Luckily you won't have to repair it, unlike the idiots who bought their lowest-bidder PCs.
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