Can I Replace My Macbook Pro Screen Myself?

If you have replaced laptop screens before then most likely you can do it yourself.

You will have to be careful especially when dealing with the tiny screws that hold the screen in place.

If you are not familiar with this process then it is best to take your laptop to a professional.

This guide will show you how to replace the display on your 13″ MacBook Pro Retina model A1502.

This same method should work for 15″ and 17″ models too; if yours has integrated graphics (no dGPU).

  • If need be remove two black Phillips #00 screws at each hinge on 13-inch Retina models (15-inch and 17-inch use standard Phillips head screws).
  • Lift up LCD panel carefully to detach connectors.
  • Undo two Phillips #00 screws holding in the video cable connector then slide it out.
  • Unplug three MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display panel cables from logic board then lift away panel.
  • Carefully remove plastic bezel surrounding LCD panel with a flathead screwdriver to release 6 retaining clips at bottom edge.

When reassembling your laptop always remember that any plastic parts which came loose may have been removed for clarity purposes in these videos and will need to be added back on after you connect everything back up properly.

If unsure of anything please contact us or ask your local repair shop to help you out.

Is it better to get it done by a specialist?

It can be expensive to have it done by a specialist.

If you are willing to accept the risk of doing it yourself there is no reason not to do so.

Do i need any tools?  

You will need a set of tiny Phillips screwdrivers with sizes #00 and #000 for this job.

A metal spudger or plastic prying tool is also helpful for getting underneath connectors without damaging them.


A magnetic Philips head screwdriver comes in handy when removing most screws that use them on this laptop.

Other tools may be required depending upon your model please read all instructions carefully.

What about that tape holding down the battery connector?

Some MacBook Pro models have their battery attached/soldered to the motherboard while others have a very thin piece of tape under the battery to hold it in place.

If you need to replace your battery this is where you will most likely need to cut or peel it off please be very careful when doing so.