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

No warning anymore when battery was low- just shut down when battery icon said 40%.

My Fix

The photos were very helpful. I would have preferred that the computer and steps were photographed from same side. I needed to turn the computer around to match the photo and then it changed again (My spacial disorientation was successfully challenged as I just went ahead and transposed it in my head). The only trouble was in carefully getting the screws to seat properly before tightening. My son helped by realizing that the blue plastic on the threads had become bunched on the bottom of screw hole so he used one of your tools to gently scrape it out. Voila! New battery has some very visible dents in it along an edge but we took a photo of it in case that means something in the future.

My Advice

Give tips on how to seat screws so that the threads don't get stripped- would be easy for a novice to force them. Turn them counterclockwise til feel them seat, then turn them clockwise to fasten but not all the way until other screws are in place. Tighten later when all are in.

My Problem

My Air battery wasn't holding charge well.

My Fix

I never thought Apple made it easy to get under the hood and repair parts. I expected a lot of glue and trouble with removing the battery. As luck would have it, no glue so the swap was really simple.

My Advice

Get a Pentalobe screwdriver and you're all set.

My Problem

The battery in my five-year-old Macbook Air was faltering, so I read the reviews and ordered an ifixit replacement.

My Fix

The repair was easier than I could have imagined, the only trick being handling the tiny screws, but the magnetic screwdrivers took care of that. After that, the battery started strong but has been losing capacity a little each day (my Coconut Battery app tracks it), but ifixit tells me battery charge with fluctuate the first 30 days before settling, and promised to replace it if it doesn't, so I'm willing to see how it goes. Customer service has been fast and helpful, and I have the impression that this is a company that stands by its products.

My Advice

After you've unscrewed everything and carefully laid your screws where you can access them to replace them, and then you remove the bottom laptop plate and see how dusty the inside of the laptop is, don't blow into the plate to remove the dust if the screws are behind the plate in the same path where you're blowing. Those little suckers go flying!

Beyond that, based on my experience, if anyone else's is like mine, I'd say give these folks the benefit of the doubt and give the battery time to settle in. Support has been fast and responsive.

My Problem

Battery was draining faster than public pool after labor day.

My Fix

I had the tools and experience already from when I upgraded my SSD so this was more or less the same. Probably easier since I didn't have to mess with any data, just change the battery and done.

My Advice

It's easier than you think so why pay apple!? There's very little that can go wrong or you can break, give it a try.

My Problem

My battery was not holding his charge anymore... A new one was the solution for me :)

My Fix

I was not able to unscrew the first screw... Then I used the correct screwdriver, and all was very fine xD

My Advice

Take your time, and relax, it's not hard ;)

Don't forget to take pictures :P

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