Last year for removable batteries?

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  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    What was the last year that Apple made the MacBook Pro with the battery compartment and quick release battery?
     
  2. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    From a MacBook Pro perspective, I think this would have been 2007 as the first unibody MacBooks were released in 2008.
     
  3. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does that mean the unibody MacBooks had built in batteries?
     
  4. Pangalactic macrumors member

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    Yes, the new macs have build in EVERYTHING - battery, SSD, ram, you name it. Anything breaks and the whole machine is up for repairs.
     
  5. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    Actually no, they didn't at first sorry. The first generation unibody released in 2008 did originally have a user replaceable battery. The second model however, released in 2009 removed the mechanisms needed to make it removable in favour of a larger battery.
     
  6. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I agree, i still have a MacBook pro unibody which is a 2008 model purchased in 2009. It has removable Battery, Disk Drive and memory.
     
  7. Audit13, May 29, 2017
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    For the 13" unibody models, I believe the batteries were easily replaced up until the late-2012 model. You just needed to remove the bottom cover and two tri-wing screws.

    For previous models, the batteries were made to be easily removed without unscrewing anything.
     
  8. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    Every MBP without retina screen has a removable battery (although you might need a tri-wing screwdriver like Audit13 pointed out). Replacing a battery by yourself could cost about $40-$50 - it is much cheaper than Apple's $120 which includes some labor fees and "Apple tax" in addition to a spare part cost. Actually even Retina models have a somewhat replaceable battery, but it requires a lot of manual efforts to properly remove this glued battery without breaking anything
     

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