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|MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304|| |
January 2, 2013
Battery would not hold a charge. First replaced with an aftermarket "OE" battery, but after 1 charge cycle, stopped recharging. Purchased an Apple OE battery from iFixit.
The battery swap was very straight forward. Watched the repair video first before attempting the repair. Removed the bottom screws, then the battery screws, unplugged it, replaced with the new battery, replaced the battery screws, then the bottom, then the bottom screws. Couldn't have been easier.
Don't buy aftermarket batteries, especially those from overseas. Also make sure you keep track of screw lengths and their locations, both on the bottom cover and battery. The bottom cover has 3 different length screws and the battery has 1 longer screw.
November 1, 2012
broken sound, and extremely slow, suggesting disk errors, short battery life
Replaced the audio card and cable, battery, and the HD (with a SSD from a different vendor, because you don't carry a drop-in SSD replacement). It came up working fine, installed Ubuntu 12.10, works great.
Be slow and methodical and you won't have to take the case off to install the new sound card you forgot to put in.
October 22, 2012
March 30, 2012
My battery expanded to an unmanageable size. The battery burst at the seems and I worried that it would compromise my trackpad.
MJ was right. It was the easiest repair that I have done on my machine.
Don't forget to connect the battery lead before you put your case back together.
March 15, 2012
my girlfriend accidentally let the MBA drop against a sharp edge, which lead to the disfigurement of the battery within.
It's so straightforward
On ifixit.com it says that the battery you order, being used, might be "up to 300mAh" less. I took this to mean up to 300mAh less than the standard rating of a brand new battery, so in the range of 5200-300=4900mAh and 5200mAh, which would be just in the range given under "Product Details" on this same page.
But iFixit staff was brave to attempt some semantic gymnastics: I was told that the phrase "up to 300mAh less" is to be completed as: than the 4900mAh-5200mAh range given under "Product Details".
So on iFixit, "Product Details" do not mean details of the product on offer. Well...is that a nerdy way to be brazen?
In any case, according to this "logic", the battery you order here might have a capacity as low as 4900-300=4600mAh, rather than 4900mAh.
That may or may not be problem for you. But be aware.
March 7, 2012
February 2, 2012
The system was still like new so it would be a shame to recycle it.
I installed a new SSD 128GB and the new battery and it runs like a champ. I bench marked it net to a MacBook Pro and it was fatser in all areas.
The repair took about 20 minutes and it was very simple. The only reason it took 20 minutes was because I had never taken one of these apart and I wanted to look around.
Make a screw guide as you are working or pull one down from the web. Many different sized screws that can make reassembly a bit tricky.
January 3, 2012
My MacBook Air completely quit. No power at all. No video. No Fan. Nothing. It seemed clear that it must be the battery or the MagSafe card.
The repair never really happened because it was discovered that the actual problem was on the logic board. I am delighted that iFixit has a return policy that allows me to return the parts for a refund (there is an understandable restocking fee). I am VERY happy with this!!
Working with iFixit has been nothing but pleasant. Great detail on how to debug and fix. A great supply of parts, even for older models. And as I say above, a generous return policy for us idiots who order the wrong parts.
December 19, 2011
December 16, 2011
The old battery in my original 2008 macbook air was swollen so I needed to get it replaced.
The repair went smoothly, thanks to iFixit's guides!
Just go slow, take your time when taking apart the mac air and watch out for swollen batteries.