MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1278) Battery

$99.95

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

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MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1278) Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF160-005
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: 3700-4000mAh

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

Stories

My Problem

My cat walked on my Mac-book and it crashed on the floor.

The screen broke in the meddle and the Apple store didn't want to repair it because too old (for them).

My Fix

I fixed it easily following the photo-sequence of iFixit web site,

However I suggest two improvements:

1. It's not necessary to use the Heating device and the suction cups, the screen can be removed with your plastic tool.

2. Be more SPECIFIC and CLEAR when describing how to remove cables: they are very fragile and a wrong movement may distroy them.

My Advice

Thank you. It works!

My Problem

Declining battery power for years. I've had this Macbook for almost seven years, and one battery charge would last 45 minutes.

My Fix

The repair went so easily, I wish I'd done it earlier. It took 4-5 minutes tops.

My Advice

If your Macbook A1278 battery needs to be replaced, I would go ahead and do it. It's so easy.

My Problem

My battery was dying. After 6 years of loyal service.

My Fix

So easy. The early MacBook made it easy for the battery to be replaced. Happy and I think this MacBook can last me one or two more years. Time to start saving up for the next one =)

My Advice

Take care of your electronics equipment (name it!). It'll save you money and it'll give you happiness.

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.