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3rd party (non-OEM) A1181 batteries are often slightly misshapen, making them difficult to install and lock into the battery compartment. In this video I demonstrate how to use a razor blade to modify the battery slightly to allow for a perfect installation.


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And, how to you select a proper 3rd party battery? All of those I have found are very low quality, and fail after some 20-30 cycles.

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