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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 Heat Sink Replacement

Replace the heat sink in a MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015.

Things heating up inside your MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Could be trouble with the heat sink. Use this guide to remove the heat sink in the Mid 2015 MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display.

Don't forget to clean and re-apply thermal paste if you remove the heat sink. Follow this guide to learn how.

Passo 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

Peel the rubber cover up off the right fan and fold it out of the way. Peel the rubber cover up off the right fan and fold it out of the way.

Passo 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

  • Peel the rubber cover up off the right fan and fold it out of the way.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Peel the rubber cover up off the left fan and fold it out of the way. Peel the rubber cover up off the left fan and fold it out of the way.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Peel the rubber cover up off the left fan and fold it out of the way.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Remove the small rubber cap from the screw at the end of the heat sink. Remove the small rubber cap from the screw at the end of the heat sink.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the small rubber cap from the screw at the end of the heat sink.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Remove the following screws securing the heat sink to the logic board:

Passo 4  ¶ 

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

  • One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw

  • Two 3.4 mm T5 Torx screws

  • When you remove these screws, springy metal brackets securing the heat sink will be released. Take care not to lose these screws when the brackets spring free.

  • One 5.6 mm T5 Torx screw

Passo 5  ¶ 

Flip the two spring clamps out of the way of the heat sink. Remove the heat sink from the MacBook Pro.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Flip the two spring clamps out of the way of the heat sink.

  • Remove the heat sink from the MacBook Pro.

  • On reassembly, be sure to clean the CPU and heat sink and reapply thermal compound to the CPU. Follow this guide to learn how.