I used the flat end of the spudger and tried to match the width of the connector, while applying gentle upward pressure to pop it off.
I did this step when replacing both my L and R speakers on my MBP mid-2014 13” so it would be easier to access the speaker connector
I picked up my steps back here when replacing both my L and R speakers on my MBP mid-2014 13”. I used the flat part of the spudger and gently, carefully applied a fulcrum upward pressure to the base of the speaker connector to help pop it off.
I replaced both my L and R speakers on my MBP mid-2014 13” withOUT doing this step.
I took my pointer and thumb (which are luckily long enough) to feel where the studs are on the back panel, and then as I put the back panel back on, I pushed in the spot I had marked with my fingers to ensure I was applying pressure only on this part.
Agreed. A decent amount of force is required here.
This is what I found on my MBP mid-2014 13” Retina. All 10 used the same screwdriver. I didn’t see the blue “loctite” but I also got my computer refurbished.