Replacing battery

BLOND37

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i have the 2010 MBP.. it says i need to replace the battery (yes yes i know i should have used it up and recharge once/month, right?) but if i take t my local Apple store how much $ are we looking at?? like $30-50 or $100's?? how long should it take? same day? can replace on the spot?
 

johnnnw

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The battery is $139.99 at Apple

Depending on how busy they are they might do it there or it will be 1-3 days.
 

BLOND37

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The battery is $139.99 at Apple

Depending on how busy they are they might do it there or it will be 1-3 days.
ugh thats what i was afraid of on the things.. well i only get one check per month and i think June's is pretty well allocated.. so i may have to wait until July... sigh... anyway thank you for your helpful reply...
 

GGJstudios

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i have the 2010 MBP.. it says i need to replace the battery (yes yes i know i should have used it up and recharge once/month, right?) but if i take t my local Apple store how much $ are we looking at?? like $30-50 or $100's?? how long should it take? same day? can replace on the spot?
For battery health, you should be using it more often than once a month. You never have to fully deplete the battery, but simply run on battery on a regular basis. Replacement of the non-retina MacBook Pro batteries is $129. Replacement of the retina MacBook Pro batteries is $199.

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
 

BLOND37

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For battery health, you should be using it more often than once a month. You never have to fully deplete the battery, but simply run on battery on a regular basis. Replacement of the non-retina MacBook Pro batteries is $129. Replacement of the retina MacBook Pro batteries is $199.

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
well thank god i dont have the retina one.. lol.. thank you :)
oh i thought you had to deplete it completely..
 

GGJstudios

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well thank god i dont have the retina one.. lol.. thank you :)
oh i thought you had to deplete it completely..
Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug at any time, regardless of the charged percentage. Just make sure you don't run on AC power all the time, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy.
 

BLOND37

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Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug at any time, regardless of the charged percentage. Just make sure you don't run on AC power all the time, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy.
of course you know thats exactly what i bee doing (just using ac lol) double sigh

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i suppose before i take it in i should change my pornographic wall paper lol