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

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

  1. sudaltsov macrumors newbie

    sudaltsov

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    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 amazon.co.uk, 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

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    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

    sudaltsov

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

    Audit13

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    In have used sloda and ansanor from Amazon Canada with good results.
     

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