Here’s how much Apple charges for every part to fix your own MacBook


Yesterday, Apple announced it would expand its Self Service Repair program to allow you to repair your own MacBooks, and today the program is here. You can now download full repair guides for your 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and the 2020 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro and M1 MacBook Air — and buy any parts you might need.

But what does Apple actually let you buy, and how much do you want? For real must pay? That’s not clear until you enter your serial numbers and search the company’s entire store — so we did it for you.

Apple MacBook parts price list, 2022

Components 14-inch MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) MBA (M1, 2020)
Components 14-inch MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) MBA (M1, 2020)
Antenna module $15 $15 $15 $15
audio card $12 $12 $12 $12
Audio card flex cable N/A N/A N/A $5
Battery N/A N/A N/A $119.25 ($22.50 credit)
Battery Cover $4.50 $4.50 $5 $4.50
Flexible Battery Management Unit Cable $5 $13.20 $9 N/A
bottom case $78.32 $87.12 $78.32 $69.52
Display $672.32 ($93.28 credit) $760.32 ($93.28 credit) $527.12 ($88 credit) $395.12 ($88 credit)
Built-in DisplayPort flex cable N/A N/A $6 $5
Fan $15 each $15 each $15 N/A
I/O or USB card $12 $12 $12 $14
Keycap kit (miscellaneous) $39 $39 $39 $39
Keycap kit (Fn row) N/A N/A N/A $39
Keyboard Scissor Switches $39 $39 $39 $39
Lid angle sensor (included with 2021 display) $13.20 ($5.28 credit) $13.20 ($5.28 credit) N/A N/A
Motherboard $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 N/A N/A
Speaker N/A N/A $29 $29
Top case with keyboard N/A N/A N/A $307.12 ($88 credit)
Top case with battery, keyboard, speakers, microphone, cables $527.12 ($88 credit) $615.12 ($88 credit) $527.12 ($88 credit) N/A
Touch ID Board $87.10 ($26.40 credit) $87.10 ($26.40 credit) $87.10 ($26.40 credit) $87.10 ($26.40 credit)
track pad $95.92 ($17.60 credit) $95.92 ($17.60 credit) $95.92 ($17.60 credit) $95.92 ($17.60 credit)
Trackpad flex cable N/A N/A $5 $9

Many prizes seem (relatively) generous! Others, not so much. You can’t just replace your own battery or keyboard on a MacBook Pro, for example! You have to buy the entire top cover that comes with it and other pre-assembled parts, and that will cost you more than twice the $199 Apple charges for a 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 Pros.
Image: Apple

And while you can If you’re just replacing the battery on your 2020 M1 MacBook Air, you’ll have to spend $39 — the same price as a full set of keycaps — to replace broken keys on your function row. That could be because Apple ships seven sets of Fn keycaps at the same time:

That’s a lot of function row keys.
Image: Apple

The motherboard prices are especially interesting. Not only will Apple not let you upgrade to a more expensive board, but the company also strongly encourages you to return the original part. It expects you to put down a whopping $4,222 for a new logic board – ouch if that’s on my credit card – but you’ll get the vast majority of it back upon return. You should end up paying $588 for a 16-inch MacBook Pro board, $500 for a 14-inch or 13-inch MBP board, or $368 for an M1 Air board, no matter how loaded it is.

Apple logic board prices, 2022

CPU, GPU, RAM, Storage 14-inch MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) MBA (M1, 2020)
CPU, GPU, RAM, Storage 14-inch MBP (2021) 16-inch MBP (2021) MBP (M1, 2020) MBA (M1, 2020)
M1 Pro 8/14/16GB/512GB $878.24 ($378.40 credit) N/A N/A N/A
M1 Pro 10/16/16GB/512GB $1,142.24 ($642.40 credit) $1,054.24 ($466.40 credit) N/A N/A
M1 Pro 10/16/16GB/1TB $1,318.24 ($818.40 credit) $1,230.24 ($642.40 credit) N/A N/A
M1 Max 10/32/32GB/1TB $2,022.24 ($1,522.40 credit) $1,934.24 ($1,346.40 credit) N/A N/A
M1 Max 10/32/64GB/8TB $3,958.24 ($3,458.40 credit) $4,222.24 ($3,634.40 credit) N/A N/A
M1 8GB/256GB N/A N/A N/A $526.24 ($158.40 credit)
M1 8GB/512GB N/A N/A $790.24 ($290.40 credit) $702.24 ($334.40 credit)
M1 8GB/1TB N/A N/A $966.24 ($466.40 credit) $878.24 ($510.40 credit)
M1 8GB/2TB N/A N/A $1,318.24 ($818.40 credit) $1,230.24 ($852.40 credit)
M1 16GB/256GB N/A N/A N/A $702.24 ($334.40 credit)
M1 16GB/512GB N/A N/A $996.24 ($466.40 credit) $878.24 ($510.40 credit)
M1 16GB/1TB N/A N/A $1,142.24 ($642.40 credit) $1,054.24 ($686.40 credit)
M1 16GB/2TB N/A N/A $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 is a list of optional tools and some secondary parts you may need:

Apple MacBook Tools and Other Parts, 2022

Tools and parts Price
Tools and parts Price
Bottom case removal kit (2020 MBP only) $300
View Press (2020 MBA only) $216
Battery support and press plate (2020 MBA only) $99.50
Torque drive 0.65 kgf cm $100
Adjustable Torque Drive (Miscellaneous) $59
C-clamps $45
Kapton tape $35
Pentalobe Driver $29
Touch ID board flex cable adhesive (2020 MBP) $29
Touch ID board flexible hood 3pc (2020 MBP) $15
Keycap tool kit (including keycap lever) $13
Suction cups, 2pcs $10
Battery and Speaker Glue $9
Gap offset kit 4 parts (2020 MBA) $9
Screws, 5 pcs (different sets) $5
Bonnets (various) $5
Bumpers (various) $5
Channels (Miscellaneous) $5
Screen hinge covers (miscellaneous) $5
Speaker grommet $5
Keycap lever 2pcs $4.80
Keycap adhesive strips (arrow keys, FN keys) $2.60
Antenna tool $2.50
Nylon probe $2.50
Keycap adhesive strips (full keys) $1.50
Touch ID Alignment Kit $0.50

You can also opt to rent a $49 tool from Apple – if you’re willing to sign the full purchase price in case you don’t return it within seven days. (This almost got me in trouble when I used one to fix my iPhone, as my parts arrived days after the kit, and although I sent it back on time, Apple initially reported that it was missing.)

At the bottom of this webpage you will find a list of everything that comes with renting a MacBook tool. Interestingly, only the 2020 MacBook kits come with big, heavy duty special tools like display and battery presses.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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