MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Battery Replacement

Replacing the battery on a MacBook Unibody is an easy task.

Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

Image 1/1: With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

  • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

Edit Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

Edit Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

  • Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

  • Grab the white plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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The battery in my Unibody Macbook won't come out. I've tried everything. While it does move from side to side a little bit I am completely unable to remove it.

giancarlofranchi - Reply

Great tutorial ! great step !

Leo Etcheverry - Reply


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