MacBook Air (2010) battery replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by super tomtendo, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

    super tomtendo

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    I'm curious... if I would replace my MBA battery with a new one, would it be possible that Apple Store could install a better battery? Like the 2013 MBA gets 9 hours.

    Probably not, though, right?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Tho the 2013 battery would give you slightly better battery life it's actually nothing to do with the battery it's the hardware!
     
  3. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, but it is possible that they could give you the new battery that's in the 2013 model?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Apple won't because although compatible the parts are different.
     
  5. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, but they could still replace my 2010 version with a new one of that model right?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yes for the battery replacement fee
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    You don't ask them, Hey can you put a 2013 battery in my 2010? They will look at you funny.

    Do they still have new and fresh 2010 batteries? SHOULD. 3 years is not that long.

    Will they give you a specific battery made for the 2010? YOU DON'T KNOW, THEY WON'T TELL YOU. They will give you any battery that is COMPATIBLE with your machine. Bottom line, they will guarantee it will stay at least 80% healthy for 1,000 charge cycles (or something like that, don't shoot me).


    OP you are overthinking.
     

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