how difficult to replace battery?

oneshotpro

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I've got a 2010 MBP and the battery barely lasts two hours on a charge, so naturally was thinking of replacing it. How difficult is it to do yourself?
 

JTToft

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MacInTO

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Canada, eh!
It's really easy. Here are guides with a list of the proper tools. Keep in mind you need a special tri-wing screwdriver, which isn't exactly standard in everyone's toolkit.

13": https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Battery+Replacement/4300
15": https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Battery+Replacement/3024
17": https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+17-Inch+Unibody+Battery+Replacement/3403
If you're careful, you can use a small flathead screwdriver to remove these screws.
 

ajsahi9211

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It's really easy. Here are guides with a list of the proper tools. Keep in mind you need a special tri-wing screwdriver, which isn't exactly standard in everyone's toolkit.

13": https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Battery+Replacement/4300
15": https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Battery+Replacement/3024
17": https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+17-Inch+Unibody+Battery+Replacement/3403
but where from we get battery ?
 

JTToft

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If you're careful, you can use a small flathead screwdriver to remove these screws.
- I've heard that, too. I tend to be the kind that would rather buy a fancy screwdriver than risk stripping my screws, though. But it's an option.

but where from we get battery ?
- Conveniently, Ifixit sells them, too. If you follow the "Parts" link below the upper right photo on the guide pages.
Here's for 15".
 

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