MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008/Early 2009) Replacement Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF161-004
Apple Part #: 661-4833

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008/Early 2009) Replacement Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF161-004
Apple Part #: 661-4833

Product Overview

Compatibility

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  • Unibody 15" (Late 2008) MacBook Pros
  • Unibody 15" (Early 2009) MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Model #: A1281
  • Power Rating: 4200-4700 mAh

$99.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

The cycle count and capacity are that of a new battery. It may have some scratches or minor cosmetic blemishes.

$89.95 A-Stock

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

Capacity may be up to 300 mAh lower and/or the case may have cosmetic blemishes

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Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
 

Stories

My Problem

The track pad was unresponsive and USB ports were having issues of unresponsiveness.

My Fix

With this machine it is a snap. Just unlatch the battery compartment part of the bottom cover and replace the battery.

My Advice

None.

My Problem

My old battery was giving no power at all!!

My Fix

Perfetc. OEM battery was the best option. Working almost like new

My Advice

This is the real deal!

My Problem

Battery on Macbook late 2008 started to swell, risking eventually in blocking my mouse pad. Time for a new battery, but Apple stopped supporting this senior notebook of mine. Enter the search, enter iFixit.

My Fix

Friendly Apple store collaborator in Mechelen, Belgium pointed me to iFxit. Clicking in iFixit brought me automatically to the necessary replacement battery. Order, and quick delivery during end of year holidays. Tutorial instructions where clear as !&&*, click open, replace, close and done! All in 3 minutes.

Strange that European branch of iFixit didn't have battery in stock, where overseas it happened to be hopping impatiently to come to Belgium? Disadvantage of decentralized warehousing processes? A raw battle between the overseas dept and European branch? A question a web-user could ask, since both dept's are a mouse-click away.

My Advice

Stacked iFixit in my favourites, and this experience lowered the fear of fumbling around with my notebook myself. Hope to enjoy my 2008 MacBook still for a very long time.

Thx, iFixit

My Problem

Trackpad wasn't working right so replaced an old, swelling battery with a new battery

My Fix

Simple! Took the old battery out and replaced with new one. Good to go again!

My Advice

If you have an older Macbook Pro and notice the trackpad behaving strangely, could be time for a new battery. The battery swells after awhile and presses against the trackpad making it harder to function correctly. This is a common fix for the problem.

My Problem

Original battery wasn't working

My Fix

Easy. Out with the old, in with the new.

My Advice

Easy fix

My Problem

My MacBook Pro was doing really strange things and I suspected the battery was to blame. Sure enough the new battery fixed all of the problems and it's good to go.

My Fix

Awesome!

My Advice

Don't buy a new computer till you have ruled out battery death.

My Problem

after 7 years the original battery of my MacBook pro 15" was dead

I have searched in the web and I discoverd ifixt.com.

I bought one and in 4 labour days, battery arrived in Italy

I replaced it and now I hope that this one during like the first one .

My Fix

it' was very easy and fast.

My Advice

many thanks! You are a fantastic. !!!!

My Problem

La batteria era arrivata a oltre 400 cicli e richiedeva assistenza, durava poco e il mac si spegneva all'improvviso.

My Fix

Ci vuole un attimo a cambiare la batteria. Questa nuova funziona molto bene.

My Advice

Cambiare la batteria è davvero facile.

My Problem

Original battery with 1037 cycle count was getting hot and swelling; no longer holding a charge.

My Fix

I had no problem installing or charging the replacement battery I purchased from iFixit. Charge lasts approximately 4 hours. I'm happy so far! Thanks for the coupon. I might upgrade my RAM.

My Advice

It was a little difficult to find the proper way to condition the battery before use.

My Problem

I got a new laptop and thought that I'd give fixing up the old (late 2008 MacBook Pro) a try. If I failed, I'd still have the new laptop, so why not.

My Fix

I ended up replacing the battery (super easy), hard drive (up from 256G to 1TB, SSD/HD hybrid, fantastic!), and upped the RAM (4G to 8G). The key to the whole thing was iFixit's little screwdriver set. Without this I probably would have stripped the screws. With this set (and their guides), it was a piece of cake. And for a fraction of the cost (1/10!) the old laptop is almost like new :)

My Advice

Get the screwdriver set, it's worth it!