Are iFixit Replacement Batteries Safe?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrtemp, May 27, 2017.

  1. mrtemp macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2016
    Looking to replace the batteries in 2 of my 2009 unibody MacBooks. I know cheap replacement batteries don't always last as long and can be a fire hazard. I've read good things about iFixit MacBook batteries. Anyone have any experiences with them? Could not find if they were UL approved (not sure if any batteries are UL approved?) or if they are brand new? Do they last as long as the original battery?
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2014
    iFixit batteries are solid. Not originals but they hold their charge as good or almost as good as Apple's.
  3. ryguy92000 macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    The only ones possibly superior to ifixit would be OWC batteries.
  4. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    Last week I used ifixit to change the battery in my late 2009 MacBook. So far so good, and it's easy to do if you have the correct screwdrivers. Give it a shot!
  5. JonLa macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009
    Just got one and installed it for my Air - one question - there appears to be plastic on each cell of the battery - should i remove? the original doesnt have them but there doesnt appear to be an easy pull tab

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