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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Install Videos

 

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

My battery has been on "replace soon" for over a year and I figured it was time to replace. I was at the point where the computer was lasting twenty minutes at 100% - move it or lose it time!

My Fix

I watched the repair video once and was just fine. Very straight-forward.

My Advice

I definitely recommend the spudger - really good call on that one - otherwise I probably would have used a pen and broken something. Also, once I opened the comptuer, it was obviously dusty as all !&&* after 4 years of never being opened - luckily I had a technician on hand who could show me how to clean it without screwing anything up, but I think a guide on how to clean the inside once you pop it open would be helpful. There was all kinds of stuff in there!

My Problem

Battery status changed to service needed and I didn't want to send away my computer for days to someone that can't receive it without an disclaimer that I need to backup the Hard drive before.

My Fix

Easy fix, had already replaced the hard drive before so was not that big difference to change the battery.

Found some small round plastic pieces flying around inside the case and after a while of investigation I realised that it was from the plastic feets from the casing that had fallen off.

My Advice

Make sure to use the correct tools for the job.

My Problem

The battery needed replacement

My Fix

Just followed the instructions and everything went smoothly except the Phillips #00 screwdriver was worthless. Wouldn't really grab the screws. Used my own #00 screwdriver and all the screws came out easily.

My Advice

Don't buy the Phillips #00 screwdriver!

My Problem

Bought off brand in which the battery swelled creating overheating issues and making the trackpad unusable. This fixed both.

My Fix

Perfect,

My Advice

Use an OEM and not a knock off and things will go better. Thanks ifixit for the great service.

My Problem

Loose Screen Hinge

Not enough memory

Optical Drive Limited

Battery Life Nonexistent

Slow Hard Drive

CPU Temps were high

My Fix

Tightened Screen Hinge

Added 16gb Ram

Replaced Optical Drive with a Blu Ray Burner (UJ 267)

Replaced Battery

Added 256gb Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Replaced TIM on CPU Heatsink with Gelid GC Extreme

It went really well! The ifixit guides made things a lot easier and it made the entire process a breeze. It took about a good 6 hours to do everything mentioned, but it was totally worth it.

My Advice

Go slow and take time to be organized. I'm ruined hardware in the past because I was rushing or was forcing something to fit. Just go slow with whatever repair you are doing and visualize each step before you go ahead and do it.

My Problem

The original battery on my mid-2012 MacBook was good while it lasted, but three years and 800 charging cycles later it was down under 75% capacity and giving me "service battery" warnings. So, I decided to service it myself.

My Fix

I had the tools already, and I'd replaced the hard drive and RAM before, so I was comfortable working inside the Unibody MacBook. I slipped one battery out, popped the other in, and was done in under five minutes. Charging took longer, of course, but that's because the new battery could hold more charge :)

My Advice

Hardware stores sell ratcheting drivers with tons of tiny little bits, including tri-wing and torx. Spend the ten dollars to get a set, and you'll be able to complete any repair or upgrade you want.

My Problem

Battery of Mac needs to be replaced

My Fix

I was very ☺ with the results and the

My Advice

Trust Ifixit

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.