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Jukesy
Jun 26, 2012, 04:51 PM
Hi, I have an origional 2008 MBA and the battery has deteriated thanks to being left on charge more now my iPad is used on the road. I was going to replace the battery myself as it seems to be around 50 for a battery to DIY vs. 99 for apple to undo a few screws for me.

The question I have is can I replace the A1237 5400nmh battery with the 5600nmh version used in the A1304 late 2009 model or is the connector or something different? Or machine not recognise/ other error?

Anyone got any ideas or experience please? All help welcome!



GGJstudios
Jun 26, 2012, 04:53 PM
Hi, I have an origional 2008 MBA and the battery has deteriated thanks to being left on charge more now my iPad is used on the road. I was going to replace the battery myself as it seems to be around 50 for a battery to DIY vs. 99 for apple to undo a few screws for me.

The question I have is can I replace the A1237 5400nmh battery with the 5600nmh version used in the A1304 late 2009 model or is the connector or something different? Or machine not recognise/ other error?

Anyone got any ideas or experience please? All help welcome!
I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery, due to the number of problems reported with "knockoff" batteries. Also, there is no assurance that knockoff batteries have the same charging technology that Apple uses, involving the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the Mac's logic board.

Battery Replacement (http://www.apple.com/batteries/replacements.html)
Replacing the built-in battery in your MacBook Pro (http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro/service/battery/)
Replacing the Battery in your MacBook Air (http://www.apple.com/support/macbookair/service/battery/)
Intel-based Apple Portables: How to replace or service a built-in battery (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3371)

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

Stetrain
Jun 26, 2012, 05:20 PM
According to iFixit the 2009 battery will work in the 2008 Macbook Air:

The Mid 2009 Battery is also compatible with the Original/Late 2008 Battery. It also has an estimated 5% higher capacity.

2008 Battery:
http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Air-Original-Late-2008-Battery/IF188-004

2009 Battery:
http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Air-Mid-2009-Battery/IF188-044

Jukesy
Jun 27, 2012, 09:19 AM
Thanks for the speedy response, I do share the same concern about an "EBay Battery"..... will see if i can find a reputable source for parts only... maybe a local Apple Authorised Reseller.... I'm guessing the apple store won't just sell the part... any one got nay suggestions?

Will defiantly go with the 2009 version... seems my MBA is now saying "Not Charging" all the time so will need to replace sooner rather than later