RMBP battery replacment thought.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PracticalMac, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    iFixIt said the batteries are too well glued to upper frame for removal.

    [image from iFixIt]

    Made me think if replacement batteries come installed in the entire upper frame as a finished unit and simply transfer the RMBP guts from old to new unit.

    Would make for a fast and easy replacement of batter, making the upper frame essentially the battery box. Would be cheaper too with no time spent ripping batteries out and sticking in new ones in (making sure not to rip out the track pad).

    Naturally, it will increase the mass of the discarded "battery unit".

    On the flip side, unlikely to find 3ed party battery units, so do you feel brave enough to replace the batteries?
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I'm guessing that for the $200 replacement fee Apple will actually change out your entire topcase with the battery still glued in.

    Then your old case will be sent back to the factory or repair center, the old battery removed and recycled, and a new battery installed. This refurbished part will then become someone else's battery replacement.

    That's how they do it for iPads. If you take your iPad in they actually swap it for a completely different iPad when you pay the battery replacement fee.

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