Macbook Pro Battery Replacement

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  1. boobooq88, Jun 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011

    boobooq88 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2007
    Hey guys,

    So I am looking to replace the battery in my Macbook Pro Mid 2009 15" (Macbook Pro5,3) and am having a little trouble finding a replacement.

    iFixit is currently out of stock (and those are used, I would prefer to buy new). And OWC ( seems to only have the battery for the late 2008 MBPs

    So basically I am looking for recommendations of batteries and where to buy them.

    Also, while I am capable of doing this myself, any idea how much it would cost to get it done at an apple store?

    Any help is appreciated

    Thanks a bunch
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you want new, you'll probably have to have it done by apple
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  4. MacbookProNoob4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    U have the unibody with the detachable battery?
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Click the Battery Replacement link near the top of the following link:

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  6. boobooq88 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 12, 2007
    Thanks for the replies/info guys.

    Looks like going through Apple may just have to be done... but just in case, any recommendations for 3rd party batteries? Or is it not even worth it?
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I wouldn't trust or recommend any battery that didn't come from Apple.
  8. hinchesk macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Not sure I'd trust the ones from Apple either. 118 cycles used and its swollen to the point where the trackpad is unusable... and this is after following the guides on how to take care of the battery.
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    ... and swollen batteries like this represent a miniscule percentage of the millions of batteries Apple sells. It's by no means a common issue.

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