Here’s how much Apple charges for repairing each part of your own MacBook

Yesterday, Apple revealed that it would expand its self-service repair program to let you fix your own MacBook, and today the program is here. You can now download full repair manuals for the 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and 2020 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro and M1 MacBook Air, and buy the parts you might need.

But what Apple will actually make you buy, and how much will you buy real Do I have to pay? It’s not obvious until you enter your serial number and it’s rooted in the company’s entire store – so we do it for you.

2022 Apple MacBook Parts Price List

part 14″ MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) Master of Business Administration (M1, 2020)
part 14″ MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) Master of Business Administration (M1, 2020)
Antenna module 15 dollars 15 dollars 15 dollars 15 dollars
audio board $12 $12 $12 $12
Audio board cable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 5 USD
Battery Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable $119.25 ($22.50 credit)
battery case $4.50 $4.50 5 USD $4.50
battery management unit cable 5 USD $13.20 $9 Not applicable
bottom case $78.32 $87.12 $78.32 $69.52
exhibit $672.32 ($93.28 credit) $760.32 ($93.28 credit) $527.12 ($88 credit) $395.12 ($88 credit)
Embedded DisplayPort cable Not applicable Not applicable $6 5 USD
fan $15 each $15 each 15 dollars Not applicable
I/O or USB board $12 $12 $12 $14
Keycap Kits (Various) $39 $39 $39 $39
Keycap Kit (Fn row) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable $39
keyboard scissor switch $39 $39 $39 $39
Lid angle sensor (included in 2021 monitors) $13.20 ($5.28 credit) $13.20 ($5.28 credit) Not applicable Not applicable
logic board $878-$3,958 ($499.84 after credit) $1,054-$4,222 ($587.84 after credit) $790-1494 ($499.84 after credit) $526-$1,406 ($367.84 after credit)
MagSafe 3 Board $13.20 $13.20 Not applicable Not applicable
speaker Not applicable Not applicable $29 $29
top case with keyboard Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable $307.12 ($88 credit)
Top case with battery, keyboard, speaker, microphone, cable $527.12 ($88 credit) $615.12 ($88 credit) $527.12 ($88 credit) Not applicable
Touch ID pad $87.10 ($26.40 credit) $87.10 ($26.40 credit) $87.10 ($26.40 credit) $87.10 ($26.40 credit)
touchpad $95.92 ($17.60 credit) $95.92 ($17.60 credit) $95.92 ($17.60 credit) $95.92 ($17.60 credit)
touchpad cable Not applicable Not applicable 5 USD $9

Many prices seem (relatively) generous! Others, not so much. For example, you can’t just replace the battery or keyboard on a MacBook Pro!You have to buy the entire top cover that comes with it and other parts pre-installed, which will cost you more than twice $199 charged by Apple for battery replacement. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The battery, speakers, microphone and keyboard are attached to the top case of the 2021 MacBook Pro.
Image: Apple

and when you were able Just replacing the battery on the 2020 M1 MacBook Air, you’ll have to spend $39 (the same price as a full set of keycaps) to replace the damaged keys on the feature row.That’s probably because Apple shipped Seven sets of Fn keycaps once:

That’s a lot of feature row keycaps.
Image: Apple

Motherboard prices are particularly interesting. Not only is Apple not letting you upgrade to a higher-end motherboard, but the company strongly encourages you to return the original part. It expects you to spend a whopping $4,222 for a new logic board — oops, I have this on my credit card — but you’ll get most of it back when you return it. You should pay $588 for a 16-inch MacBook Pro board, $500 for a 14- or 13-inch MBP board, or $368 for an M1 Air board, regardless of its load.

2022 Apple Logic Board Prices

CPU, GPU, RAM, Storage 14″ MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) Master of Business Administration (M1, 2020)
CPU, GPU, RAM, Storage 14″ MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) Master of Business Administration (M1, 2020)
M1 Pro 8/14/16GB/512GB $878.24 ($378.40 credit) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
M1 Pro 10/16/16GB/512GB $1,142.24 ($642.40 credit) $1,054.24 ($466.40 credit) Not applicable Not applicable
M1 Pro 10/16/16GB/1TB $1,318.24 ($818.40 credit) $1,230.24 ($642.40 credit) Not applicable Not applicable
M1 Max 10/32/32GB/1TB $2,022.24 ($1,522.40 credit) $1,934.24 ($1,346.40 credit) Not applicable Not applicable
M1 Max 10/32/64GB/8TB $3,958.24 ($3,458.40 credit) $4,222.24 ($3,634.40 credit) Not applicable Not applicable
M1 8GB/256GB Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable $526.24 ($158.40 credit)
M1 8GB/512GB Not applicable Not applicable $790.24 ($290.40 credit) $702.24 ($334.40 credit)
M1 8GB/1TB Not applicable Not applicable $966.24 ($466.40 credit) $878.24 ($510.40 credit)
M1 8GB/2TB Not applicable Not applicable $1,318.24 ($818.40 credit) $1,230.24 ($852.40 credit)
M1 16GB/256GB Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable $702.24 ($334.40 credit)
M1 16GB/512GB Not applicable Not applicable $996.24 ($466.40 credit) $878.24 ($510.40 credit)
M1 16GB/1TB Not applicable Not applicable $1,142.24 ($642.40 credit) $1,054.24 ($686.40 credit)
M1 16GB/2TB Not applicable Not applicable $1,494.24 ($994.40 credit) $1,406.24 ($1,038.40 credit)

Not an exhaustive list; these are some of the most popular configurations.

Finally, here’s a list of optional tools and some accessories you might need:

Apple MacBook Tools and Misc Parts, 2022

Tools and Parts price
Tools and Parts price
Bottom Case Removal Kit (2020 MBP only) $300
Showcase Media (2020 MBA only) $216
Battery holder and pressure plate (2020 MBA only) $99.50
Torque drive 0.65 kgf cm 100 dollars
Adjustable torque drives (various) $59
C-clamp $45
Kapton Tape $35
Penta Drive $29
Touch ID Board Cable Adhesive (2020 MBP) $29
Touch ID Board Flexible Fairing 3 Pieces (2020 MBP) 15 dollars
Keycap Tool Kit (includes keycap stem) $13
suction cups, 2 USD10
Battery and Speaker Adhesives $9
Backlash Compensation Kit 4 Pieces (2020 MBA) $9
Screws, 5 pieces (various kits) 5 USD
Fairing (various) 5 USD
bumper (various) 5 USD
pipes (various) 5 USD
Show hinged cover (various) 5 USD
speaker grommets 5 USD
Keycap lever 2pc $4.80
Keycap rubber strip (arrow keys, FN keys) $2.60
Antenna Tool $2.50
Nylon probe $2.50
Keycap rubber strip (full key) $1.50
Touch ID Calibration Kit $0.50

You can also opt for Apple’s $49 tool rental service – if you’re willing to sign up for their full purchase price without returning them within 7 days. (It almost got me in trouble when I used one to fix my iPhone, because my part arrived a few days after the kit, and even though I sent it back in time, Apple initially reported it was missing.)

You can find a list of all items included with your MacBook tool rental at the bottom of this page. Interestingly, only the 2020 MacBook kits come with big, heavy special tools like the display and battery press.

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