Anyone got a MBP with an internal battery?

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  1. lifeinhd macrumors 65816

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    If so, would you mind opening the bottom and giving me EXACT (as in, down to the millimeter) dimensions of the battery? I really want some eight-hour sweetness in my 15" pre-unibody, and was wondering if I should have enough room if I were to remove the current battery and the optical drive. Thank you guys!
     
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    You can go to www.ifixit.com, check out the teardown, and see that they won't swap.

    The connectors are different as well.
     
  4. lifeinhd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is only the first step, next step is to compare the pinouts.
     
  5. lifeinhd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, that's very insightful.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    It's just not going to work without some serious case mods. They're totally different shapes at that.
     
  7. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    The new ones get 8 hours not just because of higher capacity battery but more efficient components. And something tells me it won't just be a simple swap, they use completely new battery tech. Even if you manage to connect all the right pins, I'm not sure it will work...
     
  8. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Also you forgot about the software side, I remember one of the Apple guys said the battery will communicate with the computer and such to determine how much power to give and how the recharging going to be to allow it 1000 cycles.

    I'm with the rest, it won't work
     
  9. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    For the amount of money and effort involved in this, you're better off selling your 15" and buying the new generation.

    You'd take a hit of a couple of hundred bucks but a project like this would probably cost you a couple of hundred bucks to begin with, not to mention consume a crap load of time and potentially void your warranty and break your equipment at the same time.

    But if you are really adventurous, good luck and keep us posted, I am curious myself as to how/if it would work.
     
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  11. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    ... and furthermore the pre-unibody 15" MacBook battery is 60wh and the 13" uMBP is 58wh, so you would actually be worse off!:eek:
     
  12. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    does anyone even sell the new battery yet?

    I hope it works out for you, but unless I'm mistaken, wouldn't you end up having to buy a new computer in order to get the battery in the first place?
     
  13. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Im thinking, if op cant find specs and sizes w/o asking forum people, then he/she doesnt seem resourceful enough to do this anyway.
     
  14. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    If you are ever successful in doing so, send me a PM and I'll let you mod mine.:D
     
  15. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    Good going, you just murdered his high hopes :).
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Everyone please just let the OP void their warranty and ruin their computer. Sometimes people have to actually learn to avoid doing things.
     
  17. joehahn macrumors regular

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    if you really need more battery life, get a hyper mac
     
  18. lifeinhd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just thought this would be the easiest and quickest way. Apparently not :/
     
  19. lifeinhd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I think I'll have to wait for ifixit to sell it. And as another poster said, it may make more sense to just get a new 15". My only problems are I cannot stand a glossy, I need expresscard, I don't like the new trackpad, and I do not want the heft of a 17" (and that wouldn't even solve my trackpad issues!)
     
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