MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1278) Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF160-005-1
Apple Part #: 661-4817

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MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1278) Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF160-005-1
Apple Part #: 661-4817

Product Overview

This part only works in the A1278 MacBook. It will not work in a A1278 MacBook Pro even though the model number is the same.

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Compatibility

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  • 2 or 2.4 GHz Unibody (Model No. A1278) 13" MacBooks

Product Details

  • Model #: A1280
  • Capacity: 4000-4300mAh

  $99.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

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

3 Available

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Compatibility

MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
 

Stories

My Problem

My Macbook unibody alu, late 2008, has a good 6 year on the back. A few years ago, i changes the HDD and screen unit, since it was going bad. Now the fan was started to sound like a jet engine and it was running slow, plus the battery only lasted an our.

My Fix

I Ordered a new SSD, plus a dummy for my Superdrive, so I could installe the SSD there, the SATA keep the spot for easy instalation. Only trouble was the DUMMY install, The fan was easy enough to change.

My Advice

Instead of buying the dummy switch, would i rather just do the SSD, witch gave a lot of speed, the extra RAM helps doing hard task i FInalcut, Adobe otherwize hard to tell. The battery has doubleed in effectiveness, so wait with the change of that. Nice guide buy I fix it. And when im richer will i change the HDD on my Imac to SDD aswell, its really does a lot!!

My Problem

Basically, because I was bored with the old system so I upgraded everything and I finally had the time - literally jumped from snow leopard to yosemite! It started with installing higher ram then figured out it was easy enough to install not just a new hard drive but a dual one. Thanks to you guys with your clear cut instructions it made everything possible.

My Fix

Everything went well. My only problem was I found a stripped screw in the primary hard drive slot panel and I don't know how to fix that. It must have happened from the last time I installed a new hard drive to replace the old one. Now I can't put an SSD in there so I just placed the SSD into the optical drive bay instead. The actual repair only took me less then an hour ( I'm a beginner at this). Installing the OS X took longer :)

My Advice

If you feel like you can do it , you can.

My Problem

Cracked screen of course

My Fix

The repair went well all the way until I tried to use the home button on the new display assembly only to find that it wouldn't depress, which made me depressed.

So I opened it up and the button would depress. Clicked it back in and it would work with needing to be depressed, but when I put the two case screws in it stopped working again.

So I took the Home button of the old assembly and put in on the new, reassembled and it worked! And now I'm the only person I know with a phone that matches any Tux (black assembly, white home button).

My Advice

I found the best way to remove the home button ribbon cable was with a razor blade or box cutter. Gotta be careful that the blade is aimed slightly down toward the display assembly and not up into the cable. Start in the middle between the two contacts, take one contact off, then the other. It's a strong adhesive for a delicate cable, but if you cut through the glue, you're home free. Or free of home (button).

My Problem

Battery needed to be replaced (out dated)

My Fix

very well

My Advice

if you live in the us buy from Amazon.com. I live in Saudi and It was the only way to import.

My Problem

My original OEM battery was dying. Replacing it worked just fine.

My Fix

Replacing it worked just fine, no glitches.

My Advice

Order from ifixit!

My Problem

running hot

My Fix

replaced heatsink and thermal paste..follow the guide from ifixit, went smooth. Also second time getting into the logic board and heatsink.

My Advice

just follow the ifixit guide. i used an egg carton to separate the screws and small parts in..don't forget the electrical connector for the heatsink!

My Problem

was running out of hard drive space warranty was up and it seemed like it was time.

My Fix

easy, simple, exactly as the I-Fixit repair guide illustrated.

the hard-drive transfer shell worked superbly to get info off of hard drive and onto new drive.

thank you!

My Advice

i didn't use the stick included in the kit. i wasn't sure what that was for.

My Problem

Needed a new macbook battery and charger

My Fix

super quick and easy!

My Advice

Use ifixit! Got the parts for $50 cheaper than anywhere else online, in new condition, quick shipping, and great repair guides!