Macbook Pro Retina Battery Replacement ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leo1234, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. leo1234 macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2014
    i bought a new Macbook Pro retina 15" last week and i dropped my iPhone on that so now it has a pin sized chip. Since i like the perfection of the Mac, i'm willing to spend $200 for the battery if the hold top case will be replaced with it.
    so my question is, will they replace the hold top case or just the battery ?.
  2. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Sorry but I'm still trying to figure out what you are asking...

    You dropped your iPhone on the MacBook Pro right ?

    You got a dent or chip on the MacBook correct ?

    What does a battery have to do with this ? What battery ?

    In bold above you typed....hold top case. Do you mean the whole top of the case you want to have replaced ?
  3. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    The 'chip' on your top case does not have anything to do with your battery. And why do you want to replace your batteries? Are they failing on you?

    Sorry to say but you have two different things that are not related and you might have difficulty having either one replaced unless your batteries are found defective, then they might get replaced. As far as your 'chip', you will have to fork for a whole display/top assembly because that whole thing is fused together.

    You can always ask your local Apple Store and find out what they can do for you, but from what I can see, you'll be spending a lot to get back your perfect MacBook look.
  4. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I think what the OP means is that he's willing to pay the replacement cost for a new battery for his rMBP because with the glued in battery Apple has to replace the upper part of the bottom of the case in the process of replacing the battery.

    Apple can't just pop in a new battery into the rMBP line. It's not removable. The case around the keyboard has to be replaced. Thus the OP's scratch would be taken care of. I think this is right.
  5. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    Hmmm, you might be right but until we hear back from the OP, this remains a mystery.
  6. leo1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2014
    Yes i mean the whole topcase, sorry about that. I've read the document Apple made for its Genius about replacing the battery, they stated that the battery is not a standalone part and the whole upper case has to be replaced (including trackpad and keyboard ) , but that is with the early 2013 Model, i don't know about the late 2013/mid2014 model, right now i'm out of the country so i can't ask on that. Any body replaced their rMBP battery recently ?


    Nope, the battery just have 4 cycles but since i'm a perfectionist and the chip is very annoying to me, i've heard stories that apple replaced the whole upper case when they replace the battery. If they still doing that i'm willing to pay the fee to get my battery replaced ( plus the disappearance of the chip ) :cool:
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The answer is yes... on a Retina model the entire top case gets replaced when you buy a new battery as they are glued together.

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