Late 2013 battery replacement include top case?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pendragon1984, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. pendragon1984 macrumors 6502

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    I have a late 2013 rMBP. The battery health is at 90%. So, I don't REALLY need to replace the battery.

    However, my sweat has eaten away at the top case (I have acid sweat apparently!). It is just cosmetic, but if I could get 10% battery back and a new top case for 200 bucks, I'd probably do it.

    Can anyone confirm whether or not the battery placement includes the entire top case being replaced?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I think it does, as it is glued onto the top-case.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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  5. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    That is why I decided to purchase a palm guard by Moshi when I bought my latest MBP because it makes a huge difference. If it's purely cosmetic, maybe you should consider installing a palm guard until your battery truly needs replacement, then you can do both together.
     

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