Why does Apple not sell the A 1331 replacement battery for the A1342 Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dr. James H, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Dr. James H macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013
    I believe the Late 2009 MacBooks are faulty by design and the reason Apple does not sell the A 1331 is because of liability issues. Has anyone else encounters problems with this unit. If I am right Apple needs to be forced to recall all the units with internal swelling batteries.:cool:
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Apple will replace the battery but doesn't sell it separately.
  3. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    No, the reason apple won't sell the battery separately is because they don't consider it as a user replaceable part. (Hence the tri wing screw holding the battery in place.) As with most apple serviceable parts, they'd rather charge the loyal customer the earth instead of allowing the user to purchase and replace the part themselves. As for the battery swelling, batteries across Apple's macbook and mbp models, are known to swell up when the battery is nearing the end of it's life, so i seriously doubt they would recall any macbook based on that alone.

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