MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011 through Mid 2012) Battery

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Product code: IF161-081
Apple Part #: 661-5844

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011 through Mid 2012) Battery

Not for sale

Product code: IF161-081
Apple Part #: 661-5844

Product Overview

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012)
 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

The MacBook wouldn't power on and when plugged into the charger, the charger was green and the battery indicator light would blink green but no workie... If you removed the battery, it worked... A quick google search. IFixIt popped up first and said "Here's how to replace the battery and order this!" Ordered battery along with the Tri-Point Y1 Screwdriver and received it quickly

My Fix

Took off bottom of MBP, used Y1 screwdriver to remove the 3 screws holding in the battery... inserted new battery, used said screwdriver to reinsert previously removed screws... reattached bottom of MBP. Hit power button and then ARMAGEDDON AND THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!

Just kidding, MBP turned on, battery charged. *MAGIC*

My Advice

Order the Y1 Screwdriver, or else you'll screw up the screws when removing the battery...

My Problem

The MacBook wouldn't power on and when plugged into the charger, the charger was green and the battery indicator light would blink green but no workie... If you removed the battery, it worked... A quick google search. IFixIt popped up first and said "Here's how to replace the battery and order this!" Ordered battery along with the Tri-Point Y1 Screwdriver and received it quickly

My Fix

Took off bottom of MBP, used Y1 screwdriver to remove the 3 screws holding in the battery... inserted new battery, used said screwdriver to reinsert previously removed screws... reattached bottom of MBP. Hit power button and then ARMAGEDDON AND THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!

Just kidding, MBP turned on, battery charged. *MAGIC*

My Advice

Order the Y1 Screwdriver, or else you'll screw up the screws when removing the battery...

My Problem

Laptop Battery dying

My Fix

Apple designers decided they no longer wanted drop out batteries forcing users to take it to the repair station or crack open the case. IFixit had the tools and complete step by step instructions. Even tricky hidden screws. No surprises, good value, recommended.

My Advice

Follow the instructions, helps to have a second device to read step by step while working on repair. Otherwise print them out.

My Problem

My MacBook Pro would frequently turn off when it was disconnected from the Magsafe Power Adapter. Even when the MacBook Pro had shown a full battery, it would still shutdown if it was disconnected. After a few weeks of frustration, I did some research. I wasn't entirely sure of the problem but a dying battery seemed like the culprit.

My Fix

I previously bought an iFixit tool set so I was well prepared for the task. I found the appropriate repair guide and in less than 30 minutes, I replaced the battery with no problem!

My Advice

Don't get too caught up on the exact details! The repair guide suggested a Y1 screwdriver and I forcibly tried to loosen the screw. Eventually I tried a Y0 and it worked.

My Problem

The battery died so I replaced with some cheap batteries from ebay. God they suck so bad, MBP will simply under clock CPU power if the battery is not right.

My Fix

I replaced with the new battery from iFixit, it worked just like before.

My Advice

The shipping cost to Canada can be cheaper.

My Problem

The battery was no longer charging.

My Fix

Everything went without a hitch. The guide on the ifixit website helped out a lot as well as Youtube videos.

My Advice

When screwing back the bottom plate the screws on the side must be screwed in at a slight angle to prevent stripping.

My Problem

Battery needed to be replaced on a Macbook Pro 15" 2011. So, we bought a new one from iFixit along with the tri-wing screwdriver.

My Fix

The iFixit guide made it way too easy. I did it with one eye closed and one hand tied behind my back to give myself a challenge.

My Advice

This is easier than making coffee. Takes about as long too.

My Problem

My Macbook Pro 15" Unibody (eary 2011) Battery need a replacement because it's already dead for quite some time now and don't have time to give to apple service center.

My Fix

Great, with the proper tools and the Guides from ifixit it become easy. Now my MacBook pro 15" battery working well and charging great.

My Advice

just make sure you had the right tools for your repair, and guides to your item, 100% all will be fine.

Always go to ifixit whenever you had a doubt on anything you can get all the information that are very useful to anything.

My Problem

Without battery, the mobility is a problem.

My Fix

I use the guide, very easy.

My Advice

Must have the goods screw drivers, 2 differents ;)

My Problem

Over time my trackpad stopped clicking - the computer worked fine with a mouse but was nearly impossible to use with only the trackpad. I assumed the trackpad was broken and ordered a replacement. First thing I did to install the trackpad was remove the existing battery (a cheap knockoff I installed a year ago). I immediately realized that the reason the trackpad didn't click was that it was hitting the battery! So I returned the trackpad, ordered a replacement battery and installed it.

My Fix

About as easy a repair as possible. You need the tools but otherwise it's under 5 minutes of work.

My Advice

If your trackpad starts working poorly think about the battery! And beware cheaper knockoff replacement batteries.