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MacBook Pro 2023 Has a Small Cooling Element And Too Many Solder Joints

As soon as the first newly presented MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro processor arrived at the testers, there was already a dismantling campaign. More details about the new generation of devices are revealed in the iFixit teardown.

In addition to the hardware components used, this also includes the ability to be upgraded and repaired. One of the first teardowns of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro is posted by the iFixit specialists on YouTube.

There and on the iFixit website you will learn some interesting details. Not everything is new. Apple has kept the interior structure of the MacBook Pro 2023 almost the same as its predecessor. There are a few modifications. The M2 SoC is already known from the MacBook Air. On the other hand, the new Wi-Fi 6E module and the Thunderbolt 4 ports are interesting. In addition, Apple has reduced the size of the cooling element, which has a negative effect on performance due to more waste heat under high load.

Problems caused by many soldering points and permanently installed components

What’s left are lots of solder joints. So iFixit rightly wonders how a layman should repair this MacBook Pro. Overall, iFixit therefore only awards five out of ten possible points for repairability.

“Test” of the official repair manual

Components such as RAM and SSD are permanently installed and cannot be expanded or easily replaced. This makes the whole thing unnecessarily cumbersome and expensive. 

There is also a fairly detailed video in which iFixit shows how to properly open the device using Apple’s official repair guide for the M2-Pro MacBook Pro. According to the professionals, the instructions are also quite understandable for laypeople and show everything you need to replace components.

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