iFixit disassembled a new MacBook Pro following Apple's self-repair instructions. But it's still hard to fix.

iFixit specialists got to the new MacBook Pro laptop, the main changes in which were updated

M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The most interesting thing is that at the same time they completely followed Apple's official instructions for self-repair. Does it work? Let's find out.

What's new

With the exception of the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, the newlaptops are almost identical to their predecessors. Therefore, iFixit used a self-repair guide designed for 2021 MacBook Pro models. And all because during the disassembly of the previous generation, these instructions were not yet available, and in the case of the new MacBook Pro, they are not yet there.

Apple's guide is quite detailed and easyfor understanding. But it consists of 162 pages, so if you still decide to use it for self-repair, be patient! But even with detailed instructions, the repair will be very difficult, as the MacBook Pro still has serious maintainability problems. The main one is that many parts are soldered to the motherboard.

Therefore, the 2023 MacBook Pro received only 5 out of 10 points from iFixit for repairability.