replacing the battery latch
I have a second-hand MacBook (white).
The battery latch will not turn far enough to secure the battery. It needs to be replaced. The dealer is unsure it it's covered under warranty.
If not, he would charge $100.00 for the case bottom (which supposedly included the latch), and $150.00 for labor. He says if I try to do it myself, I could void the warranty (which is good through October).
You can remove the battery and then operate the latching mechanism. I think you will find something is slightly bent that can be easily corrected without replacement. I would try in any case before spending the money. You say the unit is second hand--who is providing the warranty on it. Ralph
1)Thanks, but I tried your suggestion before writing.
The problem is that I can't get to the latch assembly without removing the bottom of the case. What I really need is a "take-apart" procedure.
In the latest Macworld, there is a mention of ifixit's .pdf files. I looked there, but didn't find exactly what I wanted.
2)The computer was an "open box" acquired from a large national retailer.
Acording to our local authorized Apple retailer, the laptop is still under warranty through Apple.