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iFixit disassembles the new MacBook and shows how difficult it is to do any type of repair on the machine

As traditionally happens, Apple just launches a new product for the iFixit put your hands on it and take it apart completely. With the brand new MacBook, it was no different. And as we are talking about a totally new machine / architecture, the curiosity to see the insides of the notebook was great.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Here is an image to keep in mind: here's a comparison of the last MacBook (discontinued in mid-2011) with the current one. Incredible, isn't it?

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

The new MacBook identified by code A1534 MacBooks Air, for example, are identified as A14XX while MacBooks Pro with Retina display, such as A13XX. Like its brothers, the MacBook is also closed with screws of the type pentalobe. To keep everything in place, the old plastic clips have been replaced by some kind of pegs and spring clips.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Here we see how the logic board of this MacBook is incredibly small and how, again, it would battery what dominates the interior of the machine.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Just like the iPad, the battery connector is hidden under the logic board, which does not make things easier.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Here is the ?bizarre? connector, according to the iFixit on the display.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

The next step, then, was to remove the logic board.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Despite being 67% smaller than MacBooks Air logic cards, everything is there: RAM (from Elpida / Micron), flash memory (from Toshiba), microcontroller (from NXP), temperature sensor (from SMCS), Core processor -M (from Intel), wireless chip (from Broadcom), among other things.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Guess how the battery attached to the MacBook's frame? Yes, for adhesives, glue which, of course, gives a huge job to change.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Here we see the set of antennas and speakers.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

The trackpad of the new MacBook is very similar to the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display that was also disassembled by iFixit, but it is thinner. For more information on the Force Touch trackpad, this article is worth reading.

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

The bottom of the new keyboard, which uses a butterfly mechanism, is protected by screws and stickers!

Disassembly of the new MacBook - iFixit

The result of it all could not be different: the new MacBook earned a 1/10 score in repairability due to the use of screws pentalobe, abuse of adhesives and glue, fusing the display with the glass, the fact that RAM, processor and flash memory are soldered to the logic board, and so on.