Where to get reliable MacBook retina battery.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Helloha, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Helloha macrumors newbie

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    Hello, need to replace my 2012 retina MacBook Pro battery. Anyone know a reliable source to get one? In the past I have purchased iPhone batteries that were sold as new but were actually old ones... even had a dud from ifixit as the iPhone battery lasted only marginally longer then the old one....
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    The only supported way to replace your battery is to service it at Apple or their service partners. The battery is not user-replaceable. The is also no way for an end customer to purchase a battery like that, even if you are skilled enough and have the nessessary tools.
     
  3. Helloha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it really that impossible? They sell them at ifixit...
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    necessary tool = a credit card + a plastic ruler to remove the battery
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    Not at all. You need a credit card and a plastic ruler to remove the battery.
     
  5. Helloha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you happen to have any references for stores? Thanks!
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I get mine from eBay.

    If you purchase with a credit card, you can dispute the payment for 6 months.

    Anyway, I think 6 months is an adequate amount of time to figure out if the battery works well or not.
     
  7. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    I bought one from iFixit, and it's performed horribly. May just be a one-off, but I'd never buy another battery from them.
     

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