MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2011/Mid 2012) Battery

$109.95

Product code: IF188-070-1
Apple Part #: 661-6055, 661-6639

 

MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2011/Mid 2012) Battery

$109.95

Product code: IF188-070-1
Apple Part #: 661-6055, 661-6639

Product Overview

Please note this battery may experience issues under OS X El Capitan. We're not sure if all computers running El Capitan have this issue yet. If the battery you buy from us does not work, please email support@ifixit.com and we'll setup a return and full refund for you.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010)
  • MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2012)

Product Details

  • Model #: A1405
  • Power Rating: 6700 mAh

  $109.95 New

 
 

Condition:

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Available: 50+

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Air 13" Late 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011
1.7 GHz (Mid 2011)
1.8 GHz (Mid 2011)
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012
1.8 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.0 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Air 13" Model A1369
1.86 GHz (Late 2010)
2.13 GHz (Late 2010)
 

Stories

My Problem

Battery failure

My Fix

Replaced battery

My Advice

This was a very easy fix

My Problem

Battery was no longer holding a charge.

My Fix

Reapair was an absolute breeze!

My Advice

I would definitely purchase the pentane (P5) driver from iFixit. These things are very hard to find anywhere else.

My Problem

Battery was dying quickly

My Fix

Repair was easy- but battery only indicates that it holds 92% of its advertised capacity.

My Advice

Look for OEM battery if you want full capacity

My Problem

Battery stopped taking a charge after a few years, so bought/installed new battery.

My Fix

Very easy to remove old / install new battery. HINT: Don't forget to lay out screws in the order/pattern of removal as there is more than one length involved. Pressed start button. Mac turned on and battery started to charge. Success! Then Mac shut itself off after a while. Tried a couple more times with same result (un-commanded shutdown). Re-installed being even more careful. Same deal. Darn. Emailed Ifixit for help. Received email explaining that sometimes old computer does not recognize new battery right away. Battery is sitting in there like a Face Hugger from Alien, but perhaps somehow Mac hasn't noticed. OK. Ran diagnostics per instructions. Computer now agrees that it is the right type of Face Hugger and has been working fine since. Oh boy. Made sure all screws on case back carefully torqued a bit so Face Hugger / Battery can't open case and escape into Med Lab.

My Advice

Battery swap VERY easy to do IF you have the required Pentalobe from Ifixit. I bought their large assortment of tools and bits and have fearlessly opened up and fixed a few things. The instructions were spot on, but did not offer "now what" troubleshooting suggestions. That may be for the best since I was forced to explain the problem to a competent Issue Wrangler before fixing bayonet and going over the top again. So, if at first the desired result is not achieved, call or write for help before reaching for the can opener.

My Problem

battery in MacBook Air died after long period of no use

My Fix

Replace the battery with new one, watched the tutorial, went just fine.

My Advice

The tutorial tells you it all.

My Problem

The battery was in "Service Battery" status

My Fix

Super quick and easy!

My Advice

Don't be afraid

My Problem

Battery was failing

My Fix

Replacement was incredibly quick and easy. Literally took about 5-10 min.

My Advice

It may seem scary to do this yourself but the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. If you've ever replaced ram or internal drives in your laptop then this is cake.

My Problem

This laptop has been on its final leg for quite some time regarding battery life. Eventually, the battery stopped holding a charge altogether and the laptop wouldn't even power on.

My Fix

Couldn't have been easier! The whole process took about 15 minutes from start to end.

My Advice

Don't throw out your laptop! This repair is simple enough for someone of any skill level. My laptop is as good as new now!

My Problem

Old battery was dying out so I decided to order a new one from ifixit.com.

My Fix

Order came through in couple of day, old battery out - (easy), new battery in (easy) and power on.... Problem. The new battery was faulty and did not work. So I contacted ifixit.com support team and explained the situation. Had some advise, downloaded a battery program from coconut and sent the details to support. They also soon deemed that the battery was faulty and sent me a new one. I did not have to sent the faulty one back and saved a lot of hassle. Second new battery came in, at this point I was already a pro in opening my MacBook Air 13" back cover and I changed the battery in less that 5 minutes. All good.

My Advice

Ordering from an online store and getting a faulty product is the thing that worries me. Are they going to replace the product, how long does it take to send a new one, are they going to charge more etc etc.

I have to say that ifixit.com handled this thing 100% and are very trustworthy company. Just usual checks from them that it was indeed faulty battery, after that they were quick to replace without extra cost and extra hassle. I will be using them again in the very near future. You've made me your loyal customer.

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My Problem

My wife spilt tea over her MacBook Air 2012. Because of the water damage Apple Store guys said it'll take almost $1K to fix it, so you can guess my decision… But at least they made the diagnostics so I knew what to replace.

My Fix

Perfectly smooth, thanks for awesome tools and parts. The only tricky part was to put the fan cable back in. Took about 30 mins maybe.

My Advice

Make sure to read every step very carefully before you start doing anything.