MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009/Mid 2010) Replacement Battery

$89.95

Product code: IF161-105-1
Apple Part #: 661-5211

 

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009/Mid 2010) Replacement Battery

$89.95

Product code: IF161-105-1
Apple Part #: 661-5211

Product Overview

This part only works in specific 15" MacBook Pros.

Make sure you have identified your Mac correctly. You can ID Your Mac here. Do these simple steps and save yourself a lot of frustration!

Give your laptop new life!

  • If your laptop seems to be permanently attached to an outlet, set it free with a replacement battery!
  • Replacement laptop battery rated 6400-6900 mAh and 72 Wh
  • Apple's Model # A1321
  • Fits in 15" Macbook Pros made from mid 2009 through 2010.
  • The tools for this battery differ depending on your laptop model, be sure to check the correct guide for the required tools.

This is an aftermarket replacement battery, NOT an Apple OEM part.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 15" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Model #: A1321
  • Watt Hours (Wh): 72
  • Power Rating: 6400-6900 mAh

  $89.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

50+ Available

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
 

Stories

My Problem

This isn't very exciting...My son's battery in his laptop was bloated and pushed the key pad up. (And in case you were wondering, yes, of course I told him to keep an eye on the back of the laptop when he told me the clock needed reset every time he used it.)

My Fix

Armed with IFIXIT directions and the awesome little tri-lobe screwdriver that twists in your palm, it was a breeze! I was worried about the track pad but he said everything works fine.

My Advice

When your son's laptop clock starts acting up, take it from him right away and change the battery before it starts bloating up!

My Problem

Track pad no longer accepted clicks. Tapping and scrolling still worked but I couldn't right or left click any more. Battery capacity was well under 50% no longer a portable laptop.

My Fix

Battery is extremely straight forward. While there was no specific Track pad replacement tutorial, following the steps to removing the logic/mother board most of the way thru was all I needed to remove the old trackpad

My Advice

The only real advice I can think of, is invest in the toolkit with every possible bit you need.

The ifix it kit I bought is amazing.

My Problem

The original battery was old and lasts only 10 min.

My Fix

Was easy. The most hard part was to reassemble the lower case.

My Advice

Follow all steps carefully.

My Problem

MacBook Pro battery had a swollen cell.

My Fix

Carefully removed the previous battery and placed it in a ziploc bag and placed it outside the house to take to the recycler. Put the new one in using my handy-dandy iFixIt toolkit with the pentalobe bits. Machine is the haps, now! Go, team!

My Advice

Get the relatively inexpensive little screwdriver bit set from iFixIt that has all the various sizes and wonky bits you'll need. Buy plenty of cheap decoy screwdrivers and leave them around the house in various drawers and other places so noone uses your set except you. Be VERY ANAL about returning the bits to their proper home when done so you never lose/have to hunt for a screw bit ever.

My Problem

Old battery was only lasting about 5 min off charger. Wasn't really mobile anymore.

My Fix

Easy fix. Had a driver set bought fromthis site that had all the bits i needed. Removed about 10 screws then 3 for the battery disconnected it and dropped new one in. That easy.

My Advice

Get yourself the bit set from here. Its worth it. Ive used it quite a bit on other projects.

My Problem

I have replaced the optical drive and the original hard drive by 2 ssd samsung 1.5 years ago. A few weeks ago the hard drive cable of the primary one breack.

So I had the problems below :

- 1 hard drive not recognized

- Click brocken on trackpad

- battery in service mode

My Fix

About the trackpad no guide was concerning my macboom pro 2.53 GHz mid 2009 but I partially unscrewed screws fixing the motherboard to the upper case to replace the trackpad map.

Battery & hard drive cable replacement : easy

My Advice

The new replacement batteries proposed by ifixit for MBP 2.53 GHz mid 2009 wasnkt exactly the same but ok. A bit bigger than the original one, so you have to play with the map (a bit too long), and the 3 screws. But it works fine.

My Problem

My battery of my MacBook pro and the charge port of my iPhone 5

My Fix

I started with my Macbook pro that was simple. Then came the nurve racking part my iPhone 5. This is my daily driver and can't really afford a new phone at the moment. I was a little bit nurvese but I went foward and did my best. Taking the logic board was the hardest part. Second came putting the screen back.

My Advice

There are some parts of the charge port that you need to transfer that the guid does not tell you. Like the grounding wire that goes around the headphone jack. The little fome that is around the mic

My Problem

My battery was swollen, which had me concerned that the laptop was going to explode in my lap.

My Fix

It went fine. Easy peasy. I do wish I could have purchased a couple of those tri-wing screws, because I only have one in my battery.

My Advice

The replacement battery isn't a god send; it still only lasts a couple of hours.

My Problem

Battery went bad

My Fix

Repair went great, part fix like OEM and Ifixit video helped with disassembly and reassembly. Thanks.

My Advice

Make sure you have the P6 Penelope screwdriver for the battery hold down screws!

My Problem

My Mac was not getting good battery life and was reporting that the battery needed to be replaced soon.

My Fix

Repair was really easy.

My Advice

Keep an eye on this iFixIt battery every once in a while because mine started to expand after about 6 months and put pressure on the touchpad which gradually decreased the space and depression distance of the touchpad to the point that it eventually was pressed in the "down" position by the battery pushing up under it. If I had paid attention to the warning signs sooner, I might have caught the problem before the 6 month warranty was over. I recommend opening your computer up about 5 months after your purchase and see if you notice any swelling of the battery case. At first I thought the problem was just my touchpad, but I started to see other issues like spontaneous shutdowns. By the time I opened it up and looked at the battery, the warranty had expired. I just put my old battery back in. I don't think I'll risk buying this battery again since it only has a 6 month warranty.