Is it possible to install 2009 MBP battery in late 2008 MBP model?

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  1. star5 macrumors newbie

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    would like to know. 15" model. Thanks.

    I've also seen a thread about taking the ODD out and adding another HDD or SDD, but can't find the thread.

    Any help for these two things would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    It would technically be possible but the connectors won't fit properly without actually modding the Unibody casing.
     
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    I can't see how you could. I mean, correct me if I'm wrong but the 2009 MBP's have a "sealed" non user replaceable battery and the late 2008 MBPs have a user replaceable battery. The form factor, size, and connectors are all different.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    And I remember reading that the new battery is a smart battery and the firmware has to know about it.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    That don't make any difference. The biggest problem is the bar that seperates the internal to the battery/hard drive. That has to be removed, then the layout and screw locations would have to be redone, connectors, etc. Pretty big hassle if you ask me but if I were to have both systems to play around with, I can do it.

    I don't think that matters... but its a good point I didn't realize.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    As with most "modding" questions that appear on the forums it is possible but not at all realistic.
     

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