Pro Display XDR
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About This Guide
Apple Recycler Guides provide guidance for electronics recyclers on how to safely disassemble products to maximize recovery of resources. The guides provide step-by-step disassembly instructions and information on the material composition to help recyclers direct fractions to the appropriate material recycler.
To conserve important resources, we work to reduce the materials we use and aim to one day source only recycled or renewable materials in our products. A key path to reaching that goal is resource recovery from end-of-life electronics.
Disassembly procedures are intended to be performed only by trained electronics recycling professionals.
The recycler is responsible for independently evaluating and ensuring compliance with all applicable environmental, health, and safety laws related to the work. These include but are not limited to laws relating to the management, handling, shipping, and disposal of the outputs of this work as waste and laws in place to ensure the health and safety of all employees who support this work.
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Components Requiring Selective Treatment
The following substances and components should be removed for selective treatment in accordance with Annex VII of Directive 2012/19/EU.
|Printed circuit board if the surface is greater than 10square centimeters||Main logic boards, display logic boards, LED array logic boards||Follow steps 1 –7|
|Cover glass and LCD cell if the surface is greater than 100 square centimeters||Cover glass and LCD cell||Follow steps 1–3|
|External electric cables||Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable, AC power cord||Follow step 1|
|No further substances or components as listed in Annex VII|
The recycler is responsible for independently evaluating all activities undertaken by its employees to perform or support the work and ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety laws related to the work. These include but are not limited to laws relating to the health and safety of all employees who perform or support this work. The recycler is also responsible for valuating the workspace and ensuring that the area in which the work is to be undertaken is designed using ergonomic best practices and meets all ergonomic requirements to ensure the protection of its employees.
|Broken glass hazard|
|Chemical inhalation hazard|
|Danger of harming your hands|
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment should be worn during the entire recycling process.
|Wear hand protection|
|Wear eye protection|
|Wear protective clothing|
|Wear a mask|
|Wear foot protection|
- Remove the display power cable and the Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable from the device.
- Remove the stand. If you have a Pro Stand, follow the first set of instructions. For a VESA mount adapter, follow the second set of instructions.
- Remove the cover glass and LCD cell.
- Remove the two logic boards attached to the display.
- Remove the LED array.
- Remove the dust plates.
- Remove the four main logic boards.
- Remove the magnets.
- Remove the fans and AC power inlet.
- Remove the final ribbon wires and cables.
Treatment of Output Fractions
All outputs from this process must be managed, handled, and disposed of in accordance with applicable waste laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Waste Framework Directive and its national enactments in Europe.
Documents / Resources
|Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling [pdf] Instructions|
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