Battery started giving replacement warnings
Quick and easy if you follow the instructions
The instructions are pretty easy to follow
This part does not come with Apple's original warning sticker.
This is an aftermarket replacement battery, not an Apple OEM part.
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My girlfriend's old MacBook Pro 15 2011 was dead and she hasn't turned it on in the last 3 years. I put my hands on it and I tried to figure out what was wrong. That computer is more powerful than my current MacBook Pro Retina 13 2015, so I decided it was worth investigating.
I first tried to fig . . .
I bought a battery to replace the original because it wouldn't hold a charge. The first battery I bought from another source did not work correctly. I thought maybe I had installed it incorrectly but turns out it was a faulty battery. I then decided to buy another battery to replace it. I purchased . . .
My battery has reached its maximum cycle count, and was showing "Service Battery".
Even though I had a dusty battery screw and the screwdriver won't open it, I managed to clean it and easily take out the battery ( Thanks to iFixit instructions) to install the new one.
If you have a dusty screw, use a . . .
The original battery was weak.
The repair went well
Get the tool to remove the screws that hold the battery in place. The driver is a the-pronged tool. Phillips will not work. A really small flat-head screwdriver was used to put them back in. Pliers were needed to get them out. The heads are tapered s . . .
My Macbook battery began to fail and expanded to the point of temporarily deforming the aluminum near the trackpad.
Using the iFixit pro tech toolkit, I followed the instructions of the build guide. The battery charged in a few hours and proceeded to work fine.
In the event that the battery swells, re . . .