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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008/Early 2009) Replacement Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF161-004
Apple Part #: 661-4833

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • Unibody 15" (Late 2008) MacBook Pros
  • Unibody 15" (Early 2009) MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Power Rating: 4300-4700 mAh
  • Model #: A1281

$99.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

The cycle count and capacity are that of a new battery. It may have some scratches or minor cosmetic blemishes.

$89.95 A-Stock

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Capacity may be up to 300 mAh lower and/or the case may have cosmetic blemishes

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Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
 

Stories

My Problem

My hard drive crashed and I could fix it. Having it fixed would have been more expensive.

My Fix

Smooth.

My Advice

I ordered the 1 TB exchange kit and the #6 torck was missing in den tool box. With that knowledge in advance I had commented on my order: PLease don't mess up the order! ;) But I got it fixed anyway and everything was cool. So, thanks.

My Problem

My current battery was charged but would automatically shut off my computer after a minute or two away from the charger

My Fix

Simple replacement and so far so good on the battery.

My Advice

No advice necessary. Buy the battery, take the old one out and replace with new battery.

My Problem

My Late 2008 Macbook pro had developed a swollen battery after about 3 years of service. The trackpad would not click properly and the battery life was really poor (less than 1 hour on a full charge).

My Fix

Easy. Just pop in the new battery and I was done.

My Advice

I'm not sure why but my replacement battery has swollen as well after about a year. I guess my advice would be to not own one of these unless you are prepared to replace the batteries regularly.

My Problem

My 3 years old MacBook Pro 15'' Late 2008 airport burned out. Airport was burned out, hard drive needed to be upgraded (no more space), battery cycles done! So got a excellent idea. No internet, no computer space and my patience was gone with that difficult! Decide it to do it myself when I found i-fixit.

My Fix

So easy with all i-fixit tutorials. You must identify your computer model thou. Their self guided buying site is awesome. Bought all the parts for the right laptop as they guided me. Delivery was super fast. Loved the tool kit that came with the hard drive. Even a HD rubber incasing with a usb hardware in it is included in this kit - amazing. I inserted my old hard drive in it and use it as a external hard drive - how convenient ...so cool. It is so practical and handy. No need to image copying, etc. Just plug and play it. Unfortunately they did not have my airport type so I bought somewhere else. Bought here the fantastic hard drive and battery. It took me 3 hours to upgrade everything. The hardest part was the airport because it is a small part and the cable runs inside of the bottom of laptop display. But I did it and it was ok. As soon as I closed the back of the computer and turned it back on as per ifixit instructions, formatted the hard drive, installed the Snow Leopard, I was so happy with my brand new computer! I had never done this and I am glad I did it. Thanks ifixit.

My Advice

-Identify your laptop model well...Follow i-fixit guide. I did and everything went smoothy.

- Pay close attention to every single ifixit guide instructions. Do not skip. Times I did it I had to go back and redo it.

- Be careful with the tools you can burn your logic board. Thank God I did not. Almost did.

- When changing your airport card (at least with this model) be careful not to bend the cable pins...I did it and I messed up my isight camera...same cable! I will buy another cable and change it but I could avoid this if I had been more careful.

-Do it yourself, you will save money and learn something new.

My Problem

Broken HD on Macbook, too small HD on macbook pro

My Fix

Both went well. Had to open the whole keyboard on macbook because rubber holder had loosened on the hd side inside the machine.

My Advice

Remember to format HD before installing!!