Mid-2009 13-inch MBP Needs New Battery

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  1. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    My battery on my MBP has been dying out rather quickly lately, and I've been seeing a message occasionally that says it needs to replaced soon.

    Where is the best place to get one? I want to make sure I'm buying the right one.
     
  2. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    You can find them on eBay, however I recommend going to Apple directly and getting them to replace it for you
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Go to the Apple Store. You'll get a brand new battery with no cycles on it. I got one in December 2013 for mine.
     
  4. Anthony T thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How much will it cost if I don't have a warranty?
     
  5. Android300zx macrumors regular

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  6. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    If I recall it's about $200 for the battery and the labor for install. That's with or without warranty. Batteries are considered consumable parts so unless they fail extremely early (like in the first year or so) you'll have to pay for a replacement. Since the 09 is almost 6 years old, a battery starting to age now is well within the norm.
     
  7. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    Buy it from amazon and have a local apple repair shop put it in, or do it yourself, instructions are on youtube. . its an easy repair. apple will just rip you off.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Arn't the 2009 batteries just click in place, unlike the current models that are glued in? I'd just buy them on amazon and replace the existing battery.
     
  9. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    The 09 have a non-user replaceable battery as per Apple. It requires a tri-wing screw driver. But they are not glued on like the rMBP or MBA.
     
  10. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I never understood how Apple can claim the battery as a consumable and then claim it non-user-replaceable.
     

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