Extremely dumb question about the battery in 15" non retina MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marddin, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

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    The apple website says the new non-retina 15" MBP's have a built in battery which means no upgrading HDD or RAM.

    I spoke with an apple specialist and they told me the ram and hdd were indeed replaceable.

    Can someone confirm or let me know what the deal is....
    I am going to buy base specs on 15" then upgrade with aftermarket parts (cheaper) if the battery can be removed and specs upgraded.

    P.S. My current 2010 MBP 15" has a removable battery which reveals the RAM and HDD bay.


    Thanks guys
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I'm not entirely sure if I understand your question, but the battery is not easily user serviceable, only the RAM and HDD -- though I think you need a pentalobe driver now.
     
  3. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    on my 2010 15" mbp i simply lift a small lever which i then remove the battery and reveal HDD and ram bays. is this the same in the new non retina 15" mbps?
     
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    In my 2011 I don't have to lift the battery; the HDD bay and RAM are accessible without doing anything to the battery. I'm guessing it's the same with the 2012 MBPs...
     
  5. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same. I have a non-retina 2012 MBP and it's the same as it should be.
     
  6. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the inside of the newer ones.

    http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/mUkpgqVihnQWANeF.large

    You can get to the hard drive and RAM without removing the battery.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i guess it changed it 2011, because the battery does come into play when changing the hard drive or RAM in the non retina design
     
  8. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ohhhhhh, i didn't know it was accescibly without taking out the battery. I'll try and find some pics online but could you possible post a pic or the bays? Thanks

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    So you have to remove the back casing? Is that user friendly? Hmmmmm
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes 10 small screws that need a #00 philips screwdriver and it comes right off
     
  10. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The latch/cover system was only for the late 2008 models as far as I know. Getting rid of that system let them put in a physically larger battery. Starting with the 2009 models you just take out the phillips screws and take off the whole bottom plate to get to everything.
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thats what i thought i wonder why the OP says his 2010 is like this
     
  12. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input, you answered my question. And I got my personal MBP confused with my work MBP. The work one I have opened up with battery lever. My personal one doesn't have the battery latch and is like the current MBPs.

    SORRY FOR THE MISCOMMUNICATION

    Thanks all for your replies.
     

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