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.
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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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Batteries were broken due to age not loading cycles
As the 2011 Macbook Airs are not filled with glue (as the newer models) it just took the 2 right screw drivers and 15 minutes per device (a 11 and a 13 inch MB Air).
The ifixit guide gives you the perfect security and support that you can perform th . . .
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 . . .