Replacement battery and power supply for a five year old MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pugnax, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Pugnax macrumors newbie

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    Hey-- I'm just wondering if anybody knows whether it is possible to obtain a replacement battery and power supply for such an old computer. My 17-inch MacBook Pro is about five years old, and the battery seems to be completely dead. It will not start up, will not take a charge, and cannot be used, whether plugged in or not. A multitester test suggests that the power supply no longer works either.

    My MacBook has one of the older-design power supplies, with the circular port, rather than the newer, magnetic, rectangular ones.

    I'm planning on getting a new MacBook in the near future, but I need to access some things that are saved on my old Mac's hard drive, if at all possible...

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. Protonk macrumors newbie

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    If you have the old style chargers, I think you have a 17" Aluminum Powerbook, not a Macbook Pro. Ifixit.com has a guide to repair any replaceable part in that machine as well as an inventory of spare parts.
     
  3. 7thMac macrumors 6502

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    These are common aftermarket parts for most brands of laptop. I assume these are readily available for your MBP both from Apple and from other companies. You could check on Ebay but proceed at your own risk when dealing with non-Apple parts.
     

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