Repair Stories

Don’t Buy a New Laptop—Replace Your MacBook Battery Instead

So, your trusty old MacBook isn’t quite what it used to be. Maybe the trackpad has slowed down a few paces—or maybe the battery is so swollen that it’s broken through the trackpad itself.

MacBook battery replacement
“If you are scared about doing a repair like this, don’t worry. It is super easy and quick to do.” —Scott Stuck: MacBook Pro 13″ Unibody Mid 2012

Or maybe—just maybe—an alien baby is hiding in your MacBook and it’s trying to escape!

MacBook battery after a battery replacement
“With the recommended tools, it couldn’t be easier. The new battery was in and MBP was back up and running in 20 minutes.” —Angus: MacBook Pro 15″ Unibody Early 2011

The good news is that your MacBook battery woes can be solved with minimal expense and effort. The good-er news is that we just bundled up all the parts and tools you’ll need to swap out the battery yourself into one handy-dandy Mac Laptop Battery Fix KitThousands of people have already successfully replaced their laptop batteries using iFixit parts and guides. And since that sounds like a bunch of marketing hullabaloo, we’ll let their repair stories speak for themselves:

battery replacement on a MacBook battery
“The actual fix was very simple—open the back, take out the old battery, put the new one in, close the back. Voila!” —Deborah Frost: MacBook Pro 13” Unibody Mid 2010
MacBook battery replacement
“I read in the comments on the guide that someone had to really bend the battery connector on the new battery to connect it to the logic board. That was good to know, because I also had to bend it to get it to fit. I also read on another guide that someone asked about the plastic pieces of tape on the new battery. I wouldn’t have known to remove them without the response to that question on the iFixit guide.” —Nathan Phillips: MacBook Air 11″ Late 2010
Doing a MacBook battery replacement
“Remember—keep your laptop cool and calibrate your battery when charging!” — Craig Silverman: MacBook Pro 17″ Unibody
Macbook battery replacement
“I followed the directions, had all the tools (courtesy of The fix was super easy and cost effective! Check before sending things off for repair!”—Jeff Hughes: MacBook Air 13” Mid 2011
MacBook battery replacement
“Get the proper tools and follow the simple instructions.” —kamilaswadel: MacBook Pro 13″ Unibody Mid 2009
swollen macbook battery
“The repair went incredibly smoothly thanks to the iFixit guide & tools. I ordered all the tools I needed for the job and the battery through this site, and it could not have made things easier.” —dalton: MacBook Pro 15″ Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
MacBook battery replacement
“Repair was way easy. The screws are small but so is the laptop. You’ll do fine.” —jmenter: MacBook Air 11″ Mid 2011
Macbook battery replacement
“The instructions are pretty easy to follow.” —Aral: MacBook Pro 15″ Unibody Early 2011

So there you have it—replacing the battery in your laptop is no big sweat. And to make things even easier on you, our Mac Laptop Battery Fix Kits are packed with all the parts and tools you need to make the swap. You can thank us later—just take care of that pubescent alien battery. Please.

Note: Swollen lithium-ion batteries can be dangerous if punctured and require careful care during removal. Read how to safely remove a lithium-ion battery from your device here.