Macbook Pro weight increased after battery replacement

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  1. TAIMOS macrumors newbie

    TAIMOS

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    Hi guys,

    After my battery died I have replaced it in Authorized Service Provider. This costs nearly 140$.
    However after replacement I noticed that the weight of my Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2014) has been significantly increased. Is it something I should worry about or there is a chance that they put some not genuine battery into my device? Is there any way to check this? Has anyone had the same experience?
     
  2. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they replaced it with a lead battery? :p

    Kidding aside. Do you think it's morel likely that you were just not used to picking it up for the short time that it was away?

    I can't think of any reason why it would weigh any significantly different. Do you have access to a scale? You could weight it and reference online sites with spec sheets of your model.
     
  3. definitive macrumors 68000

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    If you didn't get it repaired by Apple themselves, then there's a good chance that the battery was third party.
    Doesn't mean that there's any cause to worry.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Maybe they used a heavy duty battery ;-)

    More seriously, weigh yours and compare it with the weight in the specification and be guided by that.
     
  5. Brandon0448, Jun 26, 2016
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    Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

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    It's all those extra electrons in there (sarcasm).

    All joking aside have you actually weighed it or is this a subjective comparison? Even if they did use an aftermarket battery (which they probably did) it shouldn't change the total weight very much. I wouldn't be too concerned about it unless you notice it starting to bulge or getting unusually hot.

    Edit: I didn't notice that your rMBP was a 2014 at first. Why in the world did you replace the battery of a MacBook that new? There is no way you could have put the 1000+ cycles that it takes to wear out one of these batteries on a laptop in that amount of time.
     
  6. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Apple doesn't make batteries. All batteries in Apple laptops are "third-party".
     
  7. definitive macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but the batteries that they use are usually more reliable than third party seller's.
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    All Ford components are likely made by external, non-owned Ford suppliers too - the actual point is that Apple warrant their batteries and not anyone elses, a difference made clear by the "3rd party" moniker.
     

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