Mid-2010 MBP

Macinthelou

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I have a mid-2010 MBP (yes, I know it's old, but I have a use for it!) and the battery is no longer functional...where can I find out the cost for a replacement? (I can't make it to my local Apple Store right now...)

Thanks!
 

Vazza

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I have a mid-2010 MBP (yes, I know it's old, but I have a use for it!) and the battery is no longer functional...where can I find out the cost for a replacement? (I can't make it to my local Apple Store right now...)

Thanks!

A few years ago I paid around £80 iirc at the Apple Store for a replacement battery for my mid 2010 MBP.
 
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New_Mac_Smell

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A few years ago I paid around £80 iirc at the Apple Store for a replacement battery for my mid 2010 MBP.
I don't think Apple stock them anymore.

You'll have to check eBay/Amazon, and try your best to find a reputable one. Take that £80 as a guide price and find something with good reviews for a similar price. Don't be fooled by anything listing OEM for only £20 or whatever, it'll be fake, harmful, and potentially dangerous.

Also replace it yourself, it's a few screws on the bottom and the battery is a self-contained item. Just unplug it and plug the new on it, screw case back on. Simples!
 
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Fishrrman

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One more vote for ifixit.com.

They have the battery, the tools, and a good online illustrated guide on how to change it out.

If you have the back off, it's a good time to install an SSD if there isn't one already there.
 
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