2013 MBA battery to Mid 2011 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stark4, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

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    My MBA battery is showing "Service battery" so i have few questions..


    1) Is it possible to replace my Mid-2011 MBA with 2013 MBA battery? Are they the same size?

    2) Should i replace the battery at local computer store or is it gonna void my warranty? ( I guess i don't have warranty anymore since it's over 1 year) So for the future if something goes wrong can apple store still fix my computer or they won't even touch it since it was serviced by non apple store?

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your battery is not a user-serviceable part, so replacing it could void your warranty. In addition, 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.
    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. solmaker macrumors member

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    The "Service Battery" message started happening to me after 2 years on my 2010 MBA 11". Apple Care fixed the problem, which also netted a fresh battery with better battery life. In your shoes, I'd probably fork out the dough to have an Apple-certified shop fix the problem.
     
  4. stark4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. I'm not sure whether the shop will replace it with original apple battery or not. Is it ok if the shop replace it with original apple battery? i dont think i should be worry about voiding the warranty because i'm out of apple 1 year warranty.

    Thanks
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68000

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    Go to an Apple store or Apple certified repair shop.
     
  6. beautifulcoder macrumors regular

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    Apple should have the part. I've heard of them replacing parts over six years old. There are benefits of having to go through Apple.
     
  7. Chase817 macrumors member

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    To answer your first question, no, they are not the same size.
     

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