Swollen Battery. Computer looked like it was going to explode.
Easy with the iFixit Guide and iFixit Tools
Use good lighting, right tools, be uninterrupted and have time.
Wife's Macbook Air 11" battery would last less than an hour. Of course, that was my fault. Finding the AC power when there is 1% left on the battery and she has 15 minutes invested into a web form that is about to evaporate. You get the picture. Much needed upgrade.
The repair literally took 5 minut . . .
Original battery on a 4 year old laptop, down to one hour of battery life... Yikes.
Repair went extremely smoothly. Removed the lower case with a few screws, unscrewed the battery, put in a new one, put screws back, put lower case back on. Simple.
Make sure that you use the pentalobe screw driver only . . .
Old battery in my macbook air (mid 2011) was only lasting an hour or so before needing to be plugged in.
Following the ifixit directions made the repair go quite quickly and painlessly.
Arrange the little screws in the exact same way that they came out, by step. That way when going back through you h . . .
Macbook Air battery was not holding a charge.
This was a 10 minute swap. The screw drivers recommended by ifixit are a must.
Double check that you are ordering the correct battery. The first part of the model number matches multiple years for the Air. I didn't know this and ordered the wrong battery. . . .
Battery life was only about 2, 2.5 hours.
Amazingly easy! I was hesitant about opening up a Macbook Air -- I always heard how the battery was not "user repairable." With iFixit's tools and instruction guide, the entire battery replacement took only 10 minutes.
Don't be worried -- it's much, much eas . . .
I have had the MacBook sense 2011 and recently have dealt with power issues. Battery status indicated that a replacement was needed.
I downloaded and printed the Very easy to read and follow instructions that IFixit provided, along with the replacement battery, which was easy to locate and order fro . . .