How to Replace the Power Button on Your 2012 MacBook Pro?

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If you’re the proud owner of a 2012 MacBook Pro, you know it’s one of the best laptops on the market. However, with time, your power button may become faulty and need replacement. Replacing the power button on your 2012 MacBook Pro is not as difficult as it may seem, but it does require some technical know-how.

The first step in replacing your MacBook Pro 2012 power button is to turn off the computer and disconnect any cables or peripherals that are connected to it. You will then need to remove the back panel of your laptop by unscrewing all of the screws located around its edges. Once you have removed the back panel, locate the power button assembly which is located at the top right corner of your laptop’s interior.

Disconnect any wires or cables attached to the power button assembly and remove it from its housing. Take note of how each part was connected as this will make reassembling them much easier later on.

The next step is to purchase a new power button assembly for your MacBook Pro 2012 model. Make sure that you purchase an original replacement part that is specifically designed for this model so that it fits correctly and works properly when installed.

Once you have your new power button assembly, you can start reassembling your laptop by connecting all parts back to their original positions and replacing the back panel that you removed earlier. Now, all that’s left to do is connect all external peripherals and test out your newly replaced power button!

Replacing a faulty power button on a 2012 MacBook Pro isn’t very difficult if you know what you’re doing and have all of the necessary tools at hand. By following these steps closely, you should be able to successfully replace your device’s power button without any problems!

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Restarting a MacBook Pro With a Broken Power Button

If your MacBook Pro’s power button is broken or not responding, you can still force a restart. To do this, press and hold down the Touch ID button (located on the right side of the Touch Bar) until your MacBook Pro reboots. You may need to keep holding down the Touch ID button for up to 15 seconds before the restart occurs. Alternatively, you can disconnect and reconnect your Mac’s power cord to force a restart.

Can Apple Repair a Malfunctioning Power Button?

Yes, Apple can fix your power button. Depending on the model of iPhone you have, they may suggest that you bring it into an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider for service. They may also offer you a mail-in repair service. In both cases, they will inspect your device to confirm if the power button is eligible for repair under Apple’s Limited Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. If the power button is determined to be defective due to a manufacturing issue, it should be covered by the warranty and repaired at no cost to you.

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Location of Power Button on MacBook Pro 2012

The power button on the MacBook Pro 2012 is located at the top-right corner of the keyboard. It is a small round button with a white icon that looks like a power symbol. If you look closely, you will see that the button is slightly raised and has a glossy finish. To turn on your MacBook Pro, simply press down on this button for about one second.


The Macbook Pro 2012 is a good choice for those who are looking for a reliable laptop that still has the capability to do most tasks and software. Although it may not have the latest technology, the Macbook Pro 2012 still provides users with an amazing experience. It has a long battery life and great build quality, making it a great choice even after 8 years since its release. With the right care and maintenance, this laptop can provide years of use and enjoyment.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.