MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009 to Mid 2012) Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF163-019-1
Apple Part #: 661-5557

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009 to Mid 2012) Battery

$99.95

Product code: IF163-019-1
Apple Part #: 661-5557

Product Overview

Apple OEM Replacement Battery

  • For MacBook Pro 13" Unibody A1278

This part only works in the A1278 MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through Mid 2012. It will not work for the A1278 MacBook or any other MacBook Pro.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Apple Model #: A1322
  • Power Rating: 5500-5800 mAh
  • Watt Hours (Wh): 63.5

  $99.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

The cycle count and capacity tested as a new battery. It may have some scratches or minor cosmetic blemishes.

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

Nothing exciting here - the battery had simply stopped holding a charge, and the condition of the battery had been reported by my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro as "Replace Soon" for some time.

My Fix

The repair went just fine. I sat down to do it, and realized I didn't have the spudger I ordered (to pry off the battery connector). I still don't, because I had fingernails that day, and I was too lazy to dig the package out of the trash to look for it.

The repair would have gone a bit faster, but I had to take a moment to express my disgust that one of the mounting tabs on the old battery was broken, presumably from over-tightening the screw during a previous repair (had the logic board replaced at an Apple Store).

My Advice

This is a pretty simple repair. Not sure the spudger is needed - just pry the connector off carefully. Just take your time, and don't lose the screws when you remove them (I recommend laying them out in order, so you know where they go on reassembly - this will save you a little time).

My Problem

After 6 years of use battery was almost exhausted, lasting less than an hour.

My Fix

Replacing the batter was pretty easy. Especially if you have done things like RAM or Hard Disk replacements. Just needs care and attention.

My Advice

Just be careful and attentive. It's pretty straightforward

My Problem

Original battery started to swell which affected the track pad.

My Fix

I watched the video on how to change the battery before buying the new one. The battery, spudger and screwdrivers arrived within a few days and replacing it took less than five minutes. It was easier than I thought it would be.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to do repairs that are fairly simple and straight forward. IFIXIT provides all the support and and technical assistance you need with written instructions, video and live person assistance. Even if you think a repair is beyond your capability, I suggest contacting contacting IFIXIT before taking your device in for repair.

My Problem

My laptop battery had lost its performance for recent years down to it can only last for 1 hour but I still used it and did not paying attention that the battery had swollen so bad until one day it cracked up my track pad. So I guess a battery change is a must to be done.

My Fix

The steps and the video are really helpfull, very easy to be followed. Overall it was pretty easy fix and my laptop works fine just right after the battery change.

My Advice

The spudger and the Y1 tri-wing screwdriver are very essential, but the 00 screwdriver didn't work because it was too big for the screws on the back case.

My Problem

I had a fairly outdated laptop and decided that replacing the battery and the hard drive would be cheaper than buying an expensive new computer that I wasn't likely to use to its full capacity anyway.

My Fix

Both repairs were easy enough to do using the instructions on here. There was a bit extra I had to do in order to format the new hard drive and transfer my old information onto it but with a bit of digging around on the Internet, I was able to do that easily enough.

The battery definitely lasts longer but I've noticed that once I get to around 8% capacity, my laptop shuts off entirely. No warning. Nothing. It just shuts off. Can't say I'm a fan of that but it still lasts a lot longer than my old one did so I guess I can't complain too much.

My Advice

Do some research on how to install OSX on your new hard drive before you install it. It'll make it easier once you do and it isn't obvious enough to know on your own if you're an amateur.

My Problem

My MBP was giving problems with battery charging, by the age of the same, and one day to another left magsafe stopped charging. I consulted a friend of apple and technician told me my computer was over a vintage state. He had no money to buy new equipment (did not want to) and I remembered ifixit site where found necessary to venture and make myself spare change.

My Fix

Everything worked ok, just take a good look at some of the steps, but nothing terrible. Only took above 30 minutes...

My Advice

In my opinion, you have to be very careful with steps 5, 11, 13 and 18 of the DC In-board guide, because connectors in this steps have retaining flap.

My Problem

Battery not functional any longer needed to replace battery

My Fix

So easy! I was nervous but I asked my friend who used to work at the Apple store and said it was super easy just remember where the screws go. I had to do it so I did it, super quick and easy.

My Advice

Follow the guide! It was so easy and great!

My Problem

A ~6-year-old MacBook Pro was running super hot and giving us battery warnings. My colleague, who manages our work Macs, volunteered to help with my personal MBP.

My Fix

She's done this more than a dozen times, so it went smoothly.

My Advice

I didn't have to do much, but my colleague assures me the products and service offered by iFixit are the best there are.

My Problem

The battery on my macbook pro couldn't hold a charge long enough to even sound the chimes on power up without being plugged in. Then one day the battery turned into a balloon and decided to inflate itself pushing my trackpad and keyboard out of wack! Just when i thought i would have to buy another...

My Fix

Luckily iFixit came to the rescue! I had previously purchased their handy million bit driver set and thought i might check this website out. Life Saver!

My Advice

Any repairs or projects check out this website!! Greatness can be found here! Before you go on spending money on something that can be fixed check this website for it!

My Problem

After six years, my battery could barely hold a charge.

My Fix

The repair took ten minutes, and was super easy thanks to the tools I bought along with a replacement battery. The instructions for how to replace the battery were very clear, and everything's been great since!

My Advice

You absolutely have the ability to undertake this repair. It couldn't be simpler.