Resolved MacBook Pro 2015 13inch battery is failing, any tips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tharitm, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. tharitm macrumors regular

    tharitm

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    So the battery of my MBP 13inch retina is failing, I got it from eBay. Apple quoted a repair charge of $199, does anyone know the repair cost at Best Buy (Geek Squad)? Any ideas on how to get this repaired in an economical way? iFixit has a kit but I'm not sure if its safe to do it at home though. Can I get a squaretrade warranty for it and get it fixed through them?
     
  2. Webster's Mac macrumors regular

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    Apple's battery replacement is your best bet. It'll be the highest quality battery, and will most likely include a new keyboard and topcase as well since the battery is glued to that assembly.
     
  3. tharitm thread starter macrumors regular

    tharitm

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    would it include a logic board as well by any chance? something strange that happened was when its plugged in, the battery charging wattage is low, 0.29W-0.5W. I'm trying to figure out if its the charger though.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Take it to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store genius bar and have them do the replacement.

    It should cost $200 including parts AND labor. Make sure you know this BEFORE you put it into their hands for the job.

    This is almost certainly the easiest and most cost-effective way to get the job done.

    You now have the answers to your questions.
    Get going.
     
  5. leman macrumors G3

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    Economical way: go to the official store and pay the official price to get an original, safe battery with warranty. You can probably have it done cheaper in a non-licensed shop, but they will most likely use refurbished or counterfeit batteries and I doubt it will be that much cheaper.
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    No it doesn't.
     

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