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

$109.95

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

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

$109.95

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

Product Overview

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:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

50+ Available

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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

Like all things seem to, my mba's battery had bit the dirt. In fact, the battery had been giving me "Service Battery Now" messages for about a year before I did anything for it. I'm glad that I did; people speaking in the third person kinda creep me out!

The plan:

-buy a replacement battery

-buy necessary tools for replacement

-tell you all about it

My Fix

Great!

Getting the whole bit set was definitely overkill, but now I'm prepared for most any type of computer repair. Phillips' heads, pentalobes, hex - everything!

As for the laptop itself, the rear panel was simple enough to remove and the battery was only connected to the system by a single cable. Making things even easier was a nice little pull-tab on the connector that kept me from needing to use any pliers (I have big hands) that would put undue strain on the components. The new battery fell right into place! Some 12 screws (or so) later, I was back in business. My battery life has increased from ~2Hr30min @ max charge to a total battery life closer to 7Hr. Whoo!

My Advice

Let's just say that GEICO would have something so say about this procedure.

Make sure that you have a clean surface to work on and have a means by which you can keep track of your hardware. The screws are tiny!

Of note: The screws enter the back panel at funny angles to allow for the nice tapers that you see all around the laptop. Keep that in mind when reattaching the panel.

(Good luck! You won't need it.)

My Problem

My battery wasn't holding charge and the service battery message came up

My Fix

It was very easy if you have the right tools. The only problem was that the battery had one bent corner and I had to force it straight so I could get the screw through.. You cautioned not to touch the cells but I had no choice. It did fully charge and has been working for four days.

My Advice

Please inspect batteries before shipping.

My Problem

Battery was not holding charge and was getting the service battery message.

My Fix

The repair was super easy if you have the right tools. One corner of the battery was bent so I have to force it straight to be able to get the screw through. You cautioned to not touch the battery but I had no choice. The battery did charge fine and has been working for four days.

My Advice

Please inspect batteries before shipping.

My Problem

The battery on my Mac Book Air was messaging to service battery and it wasn't holding charge

My Fix

The repair was super easy if you have the correct tools. one corner of the battery was bent enough to where I could not install it without branding it flat. That worried me because you cautioned not to touch the cells but I had no choice. The battery did charge fine and has been working for four days.

My Advice

Please inspect the battery for physical defects before you ship

My Problem

The battery on my Mac Book Air was messaging to service battery and it wasn't holding charge

My Fix

The repair was super easy if you have the correct tools. one corner of the battery was bent enough to where I could not install it without branding it flat. That worried me because you cautioned not to touch the cells but I had no choice. The battery did charge fine and has been working for four days.

My Advice

Please inspect the battery for physical defects before you ship

My Problem

The batter last just 20-30 minutes and randomly power off therefore needs to be replaced

My Fix

I just followed the guide to remove the screws and the back cover of my Mac.

My Advice

Is a simple operation , no risks and it took about 5 minutes.

My Problem

Factory battery was on its last legs at only 450 cycles.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. Tools were excellent, and I'm please to report that unlike the cheesy third party no-name battery I was expecting, ifixit sent what appears to be genuine Apple parts. The battery showed 6770 mAh. Very nice. Easy job, guide was dead on.

My Advice

Be very careful with these tiny screws, make sure to get the driver seated correctly...you don't want to strip these. Also, as with everything, don't overtighten. Easy job

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My Problem

The battery on 2 of our Macbook Air's were pretty much dead. One of the Air's fans sounded like a helicopter.

My Fix

The repair was simple with the iFixit 54 bit driver kit and the replacement parts. The tutorial was spot on with each step.

My Advice

Don't wait to get a new battery. It makes all the difference in the world. Make sure you clean out the fuzz and dust while you have the computer open.

My Problem

Macbook Air battery had died, and while plugged in the laptop ran at 50% CPU which was so painful, i immediately looked at solutions to replace the battery.

I checked the Mac Store and other repair shops, and they all charged around $250-$300, so I thought to myself, why not fix it myself?

I had come across ifixit.com in the past when the battery was nearing the end, so it was a no brainer to come back especially after doing a price comparison. Saved around $150 after all was said and done, and have a Torx screwdriver for future needs (and picking my teeth).

My Fix

It was so incredibly simple with the guides on ifixit.com and took no more than 30 mins. Most of the time was spent unscrewing the tiny screws and making sure I had them in a right order by placing them in the order I took them out.

My Advice

Replace it yourself - saves you money and you get to admire the architecture of your MacBook Air. I was quite impressed by the slim profile of the battery.

My Problem

Battery had a Service Alert sign and was de-charging quickly and erratically. Replaced using P5 Pentalobe and MacBook Air 13" battery, along with very easy to follow directions, from IFixIt (already had the T5 screwdriver in the house).

My Fix

The P5 showed up lacking in "grooves" - we couldn't get any purchase on the screws - so we made a quick trip to Fry's to get another. After that, all smooth and easy, except for the unsightly crumbs and dust exposed within.

My Advice

Trust the directions, have no fear. It was unfortunate that the P5 that was delivered was faulty, but since Fry's was open, nearby, and stocked, I could forgive the wasted $8. I didn't take any photos, but they would have been of all the dust I found underneath the cover!