Macbook Air 2011 13 battery replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Franjelisco, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Franjelisco macrumors newbie

    Franjelisco

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    Hello, I want to replace my Macbook Air 2011 13" battery . The local authorised repair center asks for almost 300 euros to replace it, which is a no-no. Then I searched iFixit and found this battery which is significantly cheaper: https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Air-13-Inch-Mid-2011-Mid-2012-Battery/IF188-070-1

    But it says
    Which also is a no-no.

    Then I found this one on ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251761272961?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    It's almost 50 euros, and the seller seems like a very trusted one. It also says that it's a genuine battery. But I really don't want my Macbook Air to go all Note 7, so should I trust a battery off of eBay? What would you do? Thank you very much for your time!
     
  2. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    Is there an official Apple store in your country? they should do it for less than 300 Euros - the UK Pounds price is 109 so it should be under 200 Euros.

    Looking at the options for my 2010 Air. - do I want to risk something substandard to save money?
     
  3. Willo34 macrumors regular

    Willo34

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    It's dead easy to replace it yourself. LMP batteries have the same specs as Apple batteries but without a limit on the amount of cycles.
    http://www.ikfix.nl/page/nl/product/2726/?CPI=0
    I can get it here for 110 euro's, and use a simple tutorial on Youtube to replace it yourself, saves a lot of money....
     
  4. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    I've got the "Service Battery" warning and apparently my battery health is down to 76%. According to an Apple chat, "Service Battery" means its below 80& of the battery's original capacity.

    Actually that's pretty good going for a battery that is 5.7 years old
     

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