Help: MBP 1st Time New Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jedi5, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Going to replace my battery on my 09 MBP and I want to make sure I do this correctly. The battery is a 3rd party battery, brand is Anker.

    From what I've read and if I understood correctly, is that an Apple vs 3rd party battery are treated differently on 1st-3rd cycles.

    Can I just replace the battery and go or are there steps I need to take?

    thanks
     
  2. Cassady macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Hi! Cannot help - but since I'm going to have to replace my mid-2012 MBP battery one of these days, I'm wondering if you managed to find an answer to your question?
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    I've replaced batteries in two late '08 MBPs with third party batteries without anything special needing to be done.

    However, those were in the heady days of battery-access doors and it required little effort to replace. I'm not sure if it's different on later models.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    The 2008 was the last model with user replaceable batteries. The Mid 2009 models have a single piece baseplate and (according to Apple) a non user replaceable battery attached with proprietary tri-wing screws.

    I would think having physically installed the new battery, the mac will need an SMC reset.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Which can be got at with a $2 (or in your case £1!) screwdriver :)
     

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