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Things heating up inside your MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Could be trouble with the heat sink. Use this guide to show you how to remove the heat sink in the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display.

  1. Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:
    • Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

    • Eight 3.0 mm

    • Two 2.3 mm

  2. Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.
    • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

    • Set the lower case aside.

  3. Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.
    • Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

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  5. Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board. Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

  6. Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the rubber heat sink cover on the right fan. Slide the spudger underneath the length of the cover, releasing the adhesive. Lift the cover and rotate it off of the heat sink.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the rubber heat sink cover on the right fan.

    • Slide the spudger underneath the length of the cover, releasing the adhesive.

    • Lift the cover and rotate it off of the heat sink.

  7. In the same manner described above, release the adhesive and flip back the heat sink cover on the left fan. In the same manner described above, release the adhesive and flip back the heat sink cover on the left fan. In the same manner described above, release the adhesive and flip back the heat sink cover on the left fan.
    • In the same manner described above, release the adhesive and flip back the heat sink cover on the left fan.

  8. Remove the following ten screws securing the heat sink to the logic board:
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the heat sink to the logic board:

    • Two 2.4 mm T5 Torx screws

    • Six 3.4 mm T5 Torx screws

    • One 5.2 mm Raised Head T5 Torx screw

    • One 3.5 mm T5 Torx screw

  9. Grasping the heat sink from one side, lift the heat sink off of the MacBook Pro, pulling it free from the computer.
    • Grasping the heat sink from one side, lift the heat sink off of the MacBook Pro, pulling it free from the computer.

    • The thermal paste may make it difficult to remove the heat sink. Pull the heat sink off gently but forcefully to avoid damaging any components on the logic board.

    • When installing the new heat sink, do not forget to replace the thermal paste underneath the heat sink. See our Applying Thermal Paste guide for further instructions.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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would doing this void the warranty?

sakada - Replica

Hello everybody!!! I tried to follow this guide... I removed the bottom case, no problem... but when it was the time to remove the upper 2.4mm T5 torn screw... it stripped and now i cannot remove it! How can i remove that screw?

And if this is not enough one of the 3mm pentalobe screw of the bottom stripped too! so what can i do?!? please help me!

Sorry for my bad english

Shaggot96 - Replica

I'm sorry to hear that! Try checking out this stripped screw guide and reading through What are your tips/tricks for removing or extracting stripped screws?. Hope this helps with your repair!

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