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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009/2010) Battery

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Product code: IF161-057
Apple Part #: 661-5476, 661-5211

Product Overview

Apple OEM replacement battery to give your laptop new life.

  • If your laptop seems to be permanently attached to an outlet, set it free with a replacement battery!
  • Replacement laptop battery rated 6700-7200 mAh and 77.5 Wh
  • Apple's Model # A1321
  • Fits in 15" Macbook Pros made from mid 2009 through 2010.
  • The tools for this battery differ depending on your laptop model, be sure to check the correct guide for the required tools.

We offer two other compatible batteries:

  • This battery is a third party replacement rated at 72 Wh
  • This battery is an Apple OEM made for the 2009 year model, rated at 73 Wh

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
 

Stories

My Problem

My battery was dead and my laptop got really slow over the time.

My Fix

The repair was very easy. I had some trouble with the battery screws, one got mangled and I had to remove it with pliers. All in all it took only about 20 minutes.

My Advice

Upgrading the hard drive to a fusion drive and adding some extra ram increased general performance up to 50 percent, its like a new laptop and worth the $400. Quality of tools and parts is top, thank you guys!!

My Problem

Old battery (about 3yrs) run out very fast, only able to hold about 3 hrs per charge. Order new battery from iFixit hope that it will 6-7hrs per charge.

My Fix

Battery replacement process went very smooth and easy. Just removed few screws that hold the back cover, then removed another few more that hold battery to the board.

My Advice

I expect the new battery will last about 6-7hrs per charge, unfortunately it only improve a bit. It only last for about 4 hrs slightly better than my old battery which still hold about 3hrs per charge and it's 3 yrs old (969 charge cycle - 87% health).

The new battery also look like have few scratches at the back even it cover with plastic. I don't mind the scratches as long as it's new and serve the purpose.

Don't buy this if you expect it to last longer than 4 hrs.

My Problem

The original battery lasted almost four years, so I can't complain! However, it was obvious several months ago it would need replacing soon.

My Fix

It was a piece of cake to replace this, thanks to the original replacement battery you offered, and the tri-Y screwdriver you suggested. (No thanks to Apple for making this harder than it needed to be!)

My Advice

The new battery has been through a couple of charge cycles and seems to be doing quite well. I am hoping it will last me another few years or more, giving me more time to get my usefulness out of a great MacBook product.

My Problem

The battery of my 15" old MacBook Pro Mid 2009 was pretty much done after 4.5 years and getting a new battery for on older MBP model isn't that straight forward as you may think. Lots of cheap knockoffs and fakes.

I got all the information, tools (just a Pentalope P6) and a better battery with higher mhA than the original on ifixit.com and everything was delivered only 2 days later! I was prepared for at least a week since I am from Europe.

My Fix

Repair went without any problems. I read the according guide on ifixit.com several times before doing it.

Everything including removal of the old HDD and installing a new SSD was done in 10 Minutes.

My old trusted MBP mid 2009 got a huge performance boost and the new battery works perfectly (6-8 hours easily).

I saved $3.000 I was about to drop for the latest MBP retina but I read about the LG / Samsung panel problems Apple is using for the new models and decided to upgrade my old MBP instead.

My Advice

Read the ifixit.com guides carefully and repeatedly. It will help a lot. Don't buy cheap knockoff parts from ebay / amazon, look on ifixit.com first. It will save you money, time and a lot of headache.

My Problem

Wife's battery was showing a message that it needed to be replaced and her computer was running dirt slow.

My Fix

The repair was a cake walk following the repair guide on the site. I also was able to clean out a bunch of dust bunnies :).

My Advice

This is a pretty easy install, but just pay attention to the VERY tiny screws. 3 are long and the rest are so tiny that if you dropped them on a rug you would be on your hands and knees for a while hunting.

My Problem

After 3+ years of faithful service, iStat had been reporting my battery life shrinking lately, and the power menu was telling me to "Service Battery Soon". Servicing with Apple meant at least a $200 bill.

Poor battery life when you're regularly stuck on a 2+ hour train commute is not fun.

My Fix

The battery and screwdriver came quick. I didn't know how long it would take, so I put it all aside to do that evening. Little did I know, no muss, no fuss, 15 minutes later and the new battery was in, working and performing gloriously (even better capacity than the original).

My Advice

If your laptop is out of warranty, save at least the $50 and just replace the battery yourself. It was easy and worth the time and effort. Swapping out memory and/or hard-drive also looked easy. Once you have the top open, everything is available.

My Problem

The battery was charging completely but only holding a charge for about an hour on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro. At the battery icon pull-down menu there was an alert to "Service Battery." I researched the battery on iFixit.com and ordered an "A Stock" unit. I followed the easy on-screen guides and within an hour of receiving the battery my MacBook Pro was operating normally. The replacement battery works great!

My Fix

Easy. Took less than 15 minutes to do.

My Advice

I would do as I did, research the battery, review the installation guides and make sure you have the correct tools to do the job.

If you do the above, you are virtually guaranteed a positive outcome. Beware, I suggest ordering your parts from iFixit.com, there are a lot of websites/vendors out there selling what is misrepresented as "OEM" parts, but if you read their reviews you'll get some horror stories of parts not fitting, and not being recognized by the systems being repaired. Stick with iFixit.com!

My Problem

My old battery was nearing death. Couldn't hold a charge for more than 2 hours unplugged. Of course the Apple peoples wanted $150 for the battery and another $100 for labor since my MBP is far out of AppleCare coverage time. Plus, they wanted to keep it for 4-5 days. They of course strongly discourage do it yourself repairs. But with something this simple? Go for it.

My Fix

The repair is very simple and fast. If you can twist a screwdriver, you can do this one. I was done in under 10 minutes. The new batteries sold here on ifixit.com are great. They really are new, OEM batteries that show a zero cycle count right out of the box.

My Advice

Just go slow and get a small container to put the screws in while you are working. They are super tiny and will surely be lost forever if dropped. Also, use just enough pressure when loosening/tightening the screws. They are fragile little things and will shear very easily!

My Problem

My MacBooPro5,3 was giving the dreaded 'Service Battery' warning. The battery itself was only lasting about 30-45 minutes on a full charge.

My Fix

The repair was easy, just followed the guide. It really helped to have the specialized 5-Point Pentalobe screwdriver.

My Advice

When removing the connector from the battery to the motherboard just take your time, don't force it. It will come off, the connection is just tight. I used a thin bladed micro screwdriver to assist.

My Problem

Battery was low on power

My Fix

Went very well, thanks to also ordering the Pro Tech Toolkit. Without it, I wouldn't have had the "Star" drive to remove the battery. Thanks!

My Advice

Make sure you have the correct tools.