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MacBook Pro Retina Display Teardown

Introduction

In case you missed it, we tore apart the new MacBook Pro 15″ Retina Display Mid 2012 last week. Inside, we found a whole mess of pretty, yet difficult to access components. In fact, the MacBook Pro with Retina display earned our lowest repairability score ever, with 1 out of 10 points.

What we didn’t look at earlier, however, is the MacBook Pro’s namesake: the Retina display. Apple claims that the Retina display in the MacBook Pro is the most stunning display to ever grace the lid of a notebook computer. “But at what cost?” we find ourselves asking. Being the repair-minded folks that we are, we feel that the only fair way to answer that question is to give this new display “the iFixit treatment”: open it up and look! We may not be opthalmologists, but we are excited to be doing surgery on a Retina display. Join us as we investigate the intricacies of Apple’s most stunning display.

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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your MacBook Pro 15″ Retina Display Mid 2012, use our service manual.