MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 Repairs & Upgrades
The MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012 was the first 15 inch to feature a Retina display. It came with a 2.3GHz Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU and integrated 8GB 1600MHz RAM. The replaceable SSD was available in sizes from 256GB up to 1TB. It featured Intel’s integrated HD Graphics 4000 as well as a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT650m GPU. It was also the first 15-inch model to have a glued in battery.
Available part replacements
Display Assembly MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013
The display assembly for the MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 is easy to replace, it takes about 30 minutes of your time with the correct tools. This display is not compatible with later models due to a different webcam connector so make sure to order the correct one. If you would like to use our installation service please use our online planner to make an appointment with our technician, or just give us a call.
LCD only for MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013
The LCD display for the MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 is very difficult to replace. This LCD panel is only compatible with the 2012/early 2013 model. When installing this LCD panel make sure the white sheet and back cover have no damage as it might shine through when turning on the display. If you have no experience doing this repair we suggest you plan an appointment and let us do the installation for you.
This is the Airport Wifi/Bluetooth card for the MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013. It can be replaced after removing the bottom plate within minutes. You can do this job yourself if you are a little bit handy. You can also plan an appointment with our technician and we can help you install an new Wifi/BT card within minutes.
The battery for the MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 is super-glued into the top frame and not easily replaceable. If you are confident you can replace it yourself you can buy it from our webshop. Or plan a meetup with our technician and have him install it for you within 30 minutes. We include cleaning + cooling paste replacement as an extra with our battery replacement service.
The MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 keyboard is fixed to the frame with pop-nails and not easy to replace. We suggest you plan a meetup and let our technician replace it for you in 1-2 hours of your time.
The trackpad for the MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 is not easy to replace as it is glued under the battery. The replacement will take about 30-60 minutes. Not sure you can do it yourself? Plan an appointment with our repair technician.
The fans for the MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Late 2013/Mid 2014 are easy to replace yourself. You do need special screw drivers for it to be able to remove it. Alternatively, plan an appointment with our Tech and we will do it for you in 15 minutes of your time.
The MagSafe charger for the MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Late 2012/Early 2013 is not easy replaceable as the complete logicboard will have to be removed. If your Mac is not charging and doesn't have a green/orange light in most cases this is not a MagSafe issue but a logicboard issue. Plan an appointment with our technician and we will check the issue for you free of charge. If the charge port needs replacement it will take us about 30 minutes.
To replace the speakers for MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 you will have to remove the logicboard and or I/O board which is not easy if you have no experience. These speakers are failing a lot but we can replace them for you in about 30 minutes. Please plan an appointment with our technician.
The SSD drive for the MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012/Early 2013 is available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes. Most of the available drives are used drives. Alternatively there are compatible drives available from Transcend that are both cheaper and have a 5 years warranty and come new in box. Lastly we can use an adapter and use a standard PC M2 PCIE Drive which will be a much cheaper solution and can be bought upto 1TB. With the right tools you can replace the drive within 15 minutes, or, visit our technician. We will do the backup of your data or the clean install of the OS free of charge!
If you are looking for other parts for the MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Late 2012/Mid 2013 like screws, cables, connectors etc., checkout DrMacBookShop.com or visit our office. We stock most of the parts. Just message us before you come so we can make sure we have it available for pickup. In case we don't have a part we can usually source it for you within a few days.