MacBook battery replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RotaryP7, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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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..
     
  2. GGJstudios, Apr 15, 2012
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    GGJstudios

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    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:
     
  3. macrumors Core

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    iFixit usually has batteries. If they don't I wouldn't trust any other retailer.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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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    GGJstudios

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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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll have to go to Apple then. :cool:
     

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