Macbook Air 2013 battery: replace or not? which brand?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sudaltsov, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. sudaltsov macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2018
    Hi folks

    My Air 11" 2013 just recently started showing the warning about the battery "Replace Soon". Since I am going to sell (to buy new 2018 model, of course), I think I should change the battery first. Or should I just leave it as is, with the charge count 1065?

    On, I see batteries from iProPower, Sloda, Anyoneer. I cannot find any info regarding them - how they compare in terms of reliability, quality etc.

    Any comments would be appreciated.
  2. [AUT] Thomas macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2016
    Graz [Austria]
    I wouldn't put any more money in it before you sell it. I doubt the sell value will increase more than the price of the battery.
    Last but not least, when buying batteries for older devices -especially on Amazon or ebay- I've made the experience that they might have already been deep discharged due to long storage. On the paper you have a "new" battery, but it may be a low quality that has taken damage due to self-discharge. Integrated Lithium batteries are quite a PITA to keep alive in storage as you can't just connect them to a charger like a 12V lead acid battery (which are always stored dry and only filled at delivery, except for AGM).
  3. sudaltsov thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2018
    My friend is buying it from me. Not tech-savvy. So I have to do something
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    In have used sloda and ansanor from Amazon Canada with good results.

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