MacBook Pro battery mod, possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The-Pro, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    Greetings,

    So heres me thinking. I never use the superdrive in my 2012 15" MacBook Pro and I don't need more storage space either so I don't have a benefit in replacing it with an extra hard drive, so I wondered if there is a possibility of increasing the battery size.
    With an iPhone its possible to get another battery and solder them in parallel for a double capacity, someone on this forum even did it.
    In the Macbook pro there isn't space for a second identical sized battery but there is space for roughly a 50% increase.
    What I would see as a problem is the circuit board that monitors the individual cells, doubt you can trick it or make it manage more cells.

    What do you guys think, should I bother researching more into this or is it impossible?

    cheers
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well you asked for opinions and in my opinion that is far more trouble than it's worth, with the most likely outcome being a broken macbook pro....
     
  3. The-Pro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cheers mate,
    there is a high chance of that yes :D, or at least a broken battery
     

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