MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 Repairs & Upgrades
The MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 was the first 13 inch model to feature Apple’s new Retina Display. It came with an Intel Ivy bridge Core i5 or i7 CPU and 8GB soldered on RAM at 1600MHz. There were 128 and 256GB SSD drive options and the webcam was upgraded from 480p to 720p HD. This model was also first to have the battery glued into the frame making replacement difficult, but not impossible.
Available part replacements
Display Assembly MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013
The display assembly for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 can be replaced without removing the logic board making it more easy then the previous model. The replacement will take you about 20 minutes of your time. The display assembly includes the webcam and Wifi antenna. This display is not compatible with newer models!
This is the MagSafe 2 charge port for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013. To replace it, the logic board will have to be removed from the housing which can be a complicated task if you are not experienced. If you have no light on the charger, in most cases this is not caused by this part failing, but by a defective charge IC on the logic board. To make sure, please plan a visit with our technician and we can check it for you free of charge.
The battery for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 is glued into the housing and difficult to replace without the right tools. We suggest you plan a visit with our technician and we can do the installation for you within 30 minutes. On top we will clean your Mac and add new cooling paste free of charge. Of course you can order the battery online and do the replacement yourself as well.
The keyboard for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 is fixed to the frame and difficult to replace. The repair time is about 1-2 hours and we suggest you to plan a visit with our technician. If you decide to take on this job by yourself, make sure to order the correct language keyboard to fit your frame.
The trackpad for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 is glued under the battery and difficult to replace even with the right tools. Make sure when replacing the trackpad that the cable is not damaged and that you already tried to adjust the trackpad's "click" with the special screw. Not sure what we are talking about? Bring it in and plan an appointment for our free check.
The fans for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 are pretty easy to be swapped by yourself. You can order them as a set or per piece. Not sure which one is defect? Plan an appointment with our technician and we can check for you what needs to be replaced. It takes about 15 minutes of your time.
The I/O board for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 hold the Memory card slot, HDMI port and 1 USB port. It is connected to the logic board with an integrated power cable and a separate data cable. The replacement might be complex if you have no experience since the logic board has to be removed. We can help you replace this part in around 30 minutes to 1 hour. Plan an appointment today via the link on the right side!
The speakers for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 can be replaced without removing the logic board in about 15-30 minutes of your time. You can order them in a set or per piece. When ordering make sure to order the correct side. If you are not sure how to do this, visit us any time and plan an appointment in advance.
The Aiport Wifi/Bluetooth card for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 is very easy to replace with the correct screw driver and a tweezers. After removing the bottom plate you can replace it by removing one screw holding it in place. We can do this job for you as well within 5 minutes, plan an appointment in advance with our planner!
The SSD drive for MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 is proprietary and only fits this years models. It is easy to replace by yourself. As an alternative to Apple's expensive original drive you can also opt for a compatible drive from Transcend or use a converter so you can use a normal PC M2 SSD drive. We can do this installation for you in no time! Plan an appointment today.
PS: Do note we might have to order the drive you need to please check stock before ordering!