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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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MacBook battery replacement?

Just wondering. I have a MacBook, late 2009. So that means it's a build-in battery model. Do I have to go to Apple or can I just buy the battery somewhere, cheaper and install myself? I can't find the battery for this specific model anywhere..
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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Just wondering. I have a MacBook, late 2009. So that means it's a build-in battery model. Do I have to go to Apple or can I just buy the battery somewhere, cheaper and install myself? I can't find the battery for this specific model anywhere..
Yes, you should go to Apple to have it replaced: Replacing the Battery in your MacBook (Models with built-in batteries)

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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iFixit usually has batteries. If they don't I wouldn't trust any other retailer.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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Glad I have the early 2009 model. Apple replaced my battery out of warranty too due to a recurring issue with 2 months after they tried to fix it...very nice of them.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 04:27 PM   #5
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Ah, yea I didn't want to go through Apple and pay $150 for a new battery. Plus labor? Is that the only way?
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Ah, yea I didn't want to go through Apple and pay $150 for a new battery. Plus labor? Is that the only way?
It's not $150 plus labor. It's $129, labor included. Yes, it's the only way, as Apple hasn't licensed their battery and charging technology to anyone else.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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It's not $150 plus labor. It's $129, labor included. Yes, it's the only way, as Apple hasn't licensed their battery and charging technology to anyone else.
Thanks for the info. I guess I'll have to go to Apple then.
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