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ShrubbySoup
May 12, 2013, 10:37 AM
Hi,
Do any of you know how much it is to replace a MBA 13, 2012 battery at apple? Is it possible to do at home?
Thanks, connor



Stetrain
May 12, 2013, 11:01 AM
$129:

http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_States&product=Macnotebooks

If you have a 2012 model it should also still be under warranty.

Bear
May 12, 2013, 11:55 AM
$129:

http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_States&product=Macnotebooks

If you have a 2012 model it should also still be under warranty.The original poster is in the UK apparently, so I think it's more like 99 inc. VAT.

gnasher729
May 12, 2013, 12:53 PM
Hi,
Do any of you know how much it is to replace a MBA 13, 2012 battery at apple? Is it possible to do at home?
Thanks, connor

Just saying: You could call your nearest Apple store; they will know the definite answer.

Brian Y
May 12, 2013, 12:55 PM
Yep, 99 inc VAT, but you shouldn't have to replace your battery so soon?

ShrubbySoup
May 13, 2013, 02:23 PM
Yep, 99 inc VAT, but you shouldn't have to replace your battery so soon?

This was for my friend, thanks anyway

TC25
May 15, 2013, 06:16 AM
Just saying: You could call your nearest Apple store; they will know the definite answer.

This answer is heretical! Call an apple store and get an immediate and correct answer or start a thread on MR and wait. No contest, start a thread on MR and wait.

bp1000
May 22, 2013, 05:35 AM
My battery health hovers around 80%

It has fallen to 78% before showing the service battery message.

I didn't manage to get to a apple store and the message and sub 80% hadn't returned

I have a 2011 MBA - is the 80% 1000 cycles valid for my laptop which is out of warranty or would I still need to pay for a replacement battery if it falls below 80% again on my 170 cycles?

Stetrain
May 22, 2013, 06:25 AM
My battery health hovers around 80%

It has fallen to 78% before showing the service battery message.

I didn't manage to get to a apple store and the message and sub 80% hadn't returned

I have a 2011 MBA - is the 80% 1000 cycles valid for my laptop which is out of warranty or would I still need to pay for a replacement battery if it falls below 80% again on my 170 cycles?

If it's out of warranty then I don't think the 80% / 1000 cycles thing matters, you would have to pay the battery replacement fee.

ncaissie
May 22, 2013, 01:56 PM
Very easy to do yourself.
I just removed one yesterday to replace the HDD.