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

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Product code: IF161-107
Apple Part #: 661-5844

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

Not for sale

Product code: IF161-107
Apple Part #: 661-5844

Product Overview

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Does not come with warning sticker.

  • Replacement laptop battery rated at 6700-7200 mAh.

This is an aftermarket replacement battery, not an Apple OEM part.

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

I knew my battery needed to be replaced after I recognized it was not holding its charge as well as it did out of the box. It became drastic when the battery exploded and began pushing up my track pad. I asked the local computer shop to fix it and they were going to charge over $250!! So I turned to Ifixit for help.

My Fix

The repair went phenomenally!! I received my battery and tri-wing screwdriver in the mail and that day replaced my battery. It took me all of 10 minutes to remove the bottom cover of my laptop, take out the old battery, put in the new one, and put the cover back on. The two words that come to mind with this, QUICK AND EASY!!

My Advice

My advice is to try Ifixit if you feel comfortable doing the repair yourself. This was my first time ever using them and I am nothing but satisfied with them. I will be recommending and using them from now on.

My Problem

The MacBook Pro was only lasting about 20 minutes on battery, not very convenient when I want to get something done or read a book.

My Fix

Got a battery from ifixit. Came quickly. Thought I had all the tools but when I went to look for my tri lobe driver I couldn't find it. Then I noticed ifixit had included two different sizes of tri lobe drivers! So the job went without a hitch! Thanks guys!

My Advice

Only thing I need now is advice on where to recycle my old battery.

My Problem

One morning my MacBook Pro had a bulge where the trackpad is, popping out the trackpad and warping the case below. I didn't drop it or anything. So after research online, it appeared that the battery had just given up and exploded, needing repair. Why spend $200+ taking it to the Apple Store, when I don't have free time during the day anyways, when I can do it myself?

My Fix

It was super easy, less than 10 minutes and the battery was replaced, and charging. I have used it just on battery alone and it has worked fine. The case is no longer warped, and the trackpad is back in its proper place.

My Advice

Totally helped having the Y1 Tri-Wing screwdriver, it's a must!

My Problem

I've received a message from my mac that the batterie needed to be replaced.

My Fix

Very well ! The product came rapidly and the Screwdrivers were perfect for the change. I saw a Youtube video for the explanations and made it like the video said.

My Advice

Watching a video or read a lot before to do it on your mac is important. Do it slowly and carefully (ex. putting the screws the way you took it out).

My Problem

Experienced short battery time; status indicated 'Battery to service'

My Fix

Received new battery and tools less than 48 hours after placing the order at iFixit.com.

Very good guide, with clear pictures and descriptions - it took me less than 15 minutes from closing down the computer until it was up and running again. Thank you!

My Advice

Do not hesitate - this was a very easy task, even for a non-experienced amateur.

My Problem

Suddenly, the battery was broken

My Fix

Very well, the Pro Tech Toolkit was perfect

My Advice

I could easily replace the battery according to your instructions

My Problem

I was getting the "Service Battery" warning. The Apple support site recommends replacement of built-in batteries at an Apple store. Had I not had firsthand evidence of the less-than-stellar competence of the Genius Bar, I'd have gone that route. Subsequent on-line research led me to ifixit.com. While there was no cost savings I did save myself the headaches of entrusting my notebook to the Geniuses.

My Fix

Thanks to the ifixit write-up the repair went very quickly. I've opened the MBP in the past to replace the hard drive the Genius Bar drone said was fine, so there was no trepidation in doing that.

My Advice

The three tri-wing screws that hold the battery in place have thread sealant (Loctite). You need to apply downward pressure on the screwdriver while turning it counterclockwise to break the bond. The Y1 screwdriver needs to be positioned precisely into the slots on the screw head. Otherwise you run the risk of stripping the head when removing those screws.

My Problem

Bought a Macbook Pro second hand and after one year the battery died causing my mac to slow down to to a crawl. I thought for a moment about throwing it out the window but then thought better of it.

My Fix

the repair was quick and easy I had the battery and tools...and the how to guide. It was done in a snap.

My Advice

don't throw it out the window.

My Problem

Service battery warning, after trying to cycle my battery several times by fully draining and recharging I was unable to remedy the situation. I decided to replace the battery myself since it was out of warranty.

My Fix

Thanks to the AWESOME IFIXIT tool kit I received for Christmas this repair was a breeze. I quickly reviewed the battery replacement tutorial on Ifixit and in total took no more than 15 minutes from start to finish. EXCELLENT!

My Advice

Use the guides and the right tools, ifixit makes repairs and upgrades a breeze!

My Problem

My MBP suddenly didn't work without being plugged in.

My Fix

One of the guys at work told me about Ifixit and so I ordered a battery. It now holds a charge for longer then 3 minutes.

My Advice

Have somebody else put the battery in.