Can you still purchase batteries for the 2015 MBP?

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  1. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    I have a 2015 MacBook Pro where the battery has started to degrade. Will Apple still sell me a battery for it? I'd rather go through them and get an OEM battery if possible but wasn't sure if they still offer them. Thanks!
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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  3. bobbie424242 macrumors regular

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    And it will cost you 200$ or so. For that price you'll get a new top case thus a new keyboard (and supposedly trackpad).
     
  4. canuckRus macrumors 6502a

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  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Looks like the battery from ifixit costs $110 (plus shipping).

    For that money, I'd pay the $200 for Apple to do the job (and get a [short] warranty along with it, as well)...
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Agreed. If you put any value on your time, you are better off having Apple do it. Plus the warranty

    I lost interest in replacing the battery myself when the instructions started talking about putting on gloves and masks to protect yourself from the fluild used to dissolve the glue holding in the battery and that it takes 2-3 hours.
     
  7. littlepud, Nov 15, 2018
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    littlepud macrumors 6502

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    Repair sites constantly piss and moan about the glued-together top case, but I don't mind it TBH. I personally LIKE the ability to get a new top case, keyboard, and trackpad at the ~3 year mark when taking the machine in for a flat-fee battery service.
     
  8. bobbie424242 macrumors regular

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    Indeed, as it sort of make the machine feel new.
     
  9. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    What's the cost on this if you are out of warranty?
     
  10. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Depends on system. Here is the US Apple price list for out of warranty battery replacements.

    https://support.apple.com/mac/repair/service

    Reasonable IMHO.
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Some the hassle and just let Apple install a new battery.
     

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