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|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009||
|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009||
|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010||
Battery in 15" unibody Macbook pro was starting to expand, causing a bulge in the trackpad, and battery life was also shot
Perfectly. I viewed a video on YouTube and was able to replace the battery in a straightforward manner.
Upon turning on the computer after replacing the battery, the keyboard was not functional. After panicking a little bit, I did a restart and everything was functioning properly!
Battery in my laptop was no longer holding a charge. It was the original battery bought with the computer which was purchased 6 years ago. The computer still worked fine it was just the battery that was the problem.
Followed the iFixit instructions. The repair was quite easy actually. It was a little difficult to disconnect the battery connector from the logic board because as you pull the battery up, the connector, which is attached to the battery with some glue starts to pull away from the battery and it was unclear if I was tearing the battery open by accident (don't worry, you are not). Once I realized it wasn't harming the old battery, I was able to gain better access to the logic board connector and disconnect the battery.
The battery connector may be hard to get to when removing the battery. A gentle pull with ease the connector off the back of the battery just enough to give you better access to the logic board connection. When installing, also pull the battery connector off the back of the new battery just a little to make installation easier as well. Once the battery is in, give it a gentle nudge to help the adhesive on the connector and battery to reseal, then replace the screws.
Original, 6 year old battery not holding charge, occasionally getting very hot. Apple no longer stock parts for this model.
The repair is very easy. Just undo the screws on the base of the laptop. Remove 3 screws holding the battery in place. Lift out the battery. Carefully unplug the cable. Do the reverse for the new battery. It can be quite fiddly plugging the cable into the logic board, so take your time.
The only real issue here, is that Apple has used screws with a 3 pointed star shape, making it difficult to remove with a normal screw driver. A flat blade one, that is slightly bent should work. Luckily, I had the right screw driver. It might be a good idea if iFixit provides the correct screw driver with the replacement battery, if it doesn't increase the cost too much.
The original battery was not holding charge when MBP was unplugged from outlet. It was deplete in under 30 mins. I replaced the battery with the proper one from iFixIt.
It was simple really. As long as you get the correct tools to remove the Apple screws. I got the iFixIt took kit, had all the bits needed. Removed the back panel screws, two different lengths. Longer ones in the back near the hinge. Located the battery, unscrewed that and use the plastic pusher took to remove the ribbon cable. Removed the battery, placed the new battery in and done all the steps backwards to put it all together. Booted the computer.. plugged it into the outlet so the battery can fly charge. It come with a 45% charge to it. After it was fully charged, I unplugged it and used it battery only. On average I get 3-3.75 hours on a charge. Im happy with that.
Just follow the video provided on iFixIt for your model and all will be great!
I was not getting enough life out of the battery anymore only 2/12 hours at best
the repair went well, see previous story
I am not really happy that I spent all that money as I am still only getting about 2 to 21/2 hours away from power. Buying a new battery did not change the status of my computer at all, it drains just as quickly as the original which makes me think perhaps there is something else I can do to stop the bleed of power. Good luck but read some of the other posts, Many other people have experienced the same issue, new battery and still no better time away from a plug in. :0( Just a lot lighter in the wallet.
I was finding that I was only getting 2 1/2 hours away from power unlike the 6 or 7 it used to get when new. I took it to Apple and they told me that the battery in that model had just recently become "obsolete" but offered that I Fix It would be able to supply me with an after market battery.
Changing the battery was very easy once you have the correct tools, don't forget to buy a P6 pentalobe (a precision 5 sided screw driver, using anything else could strip the heads on the tiny screws) If you are like me and need glasses to see, invest in a head band magnifier so you can use two hands. it was a snap to remove the battery, be careful with the serial connection, it is small and a little hard to get one's fingernails between the connection to release it but it went back together easily.
As above, buy the screw driver from your local store, or check on internet. Lee Valley has a great set of precision tools for an excellent price which includes a P6 pentalobe. If your in western Canada, Princess Auto also has a great set for $15, you'll find lots of uses for all those drivers and then some.
Being Canadian it hurt my wallet to have to pay all that extra shipping and you don't get an option for slower service, everything is rushed. It cost me almost $50 extra just to ship to me. It would be better if I Fix It offered a choice of postal service rather than using Fed Ex. Fast delivery is nice but with the economy in Canada right now, $50 for shipping really hurt. I know, I placed the order, but I had no choice in shipping options I took the lesser of the three.
Had to change the battery in my 5 year old MacBook Pro 15"
The service and delivery speed was top notch!
Installed the new battery I got from Ifixit.
What bothers me is that the new battery is not as good as I expected.
It drains fairly quickly, almost the same speed as the old one.
The situation is somewhat getting better.
Is this normal? Did I do something wrong when charging for the first time, etc. etc... Or are those batteries just some second grade product?
The IMAC PRO 2009 model Battery was no longer charging though it was still working from the power cord .
I looked at all options including replacing the Mac
After watching the video tips.. I remembered what i had to do.
It took me less than 10 minutes to change it ..half of that was chat ting to my friend:)
It was just too to easy to believe.
Get onto the website and youtube that advise you on how to fix the problem.
you're battery may not be totally gone like mine ..but try the options.
if you know there are no options left other than discarding the mac
Go to IFIXIT Site and order a new battery.
They'll advise you on what you need and how to replace the battery.
It costs $138 for a new battery and little bit of time
By the way ..for Aussie's and maybe other countries it cost more due to the exchange rate $250 But It was definitely worth it.
Apple Tech's would cost more and so would a New mac.
The only pieces of advise is :you will need 2 x screwdrivers ..one for the casing which is a really tiny screwdriver.
and the one I purchased for the battery screws.
The other advise is "DO IT" ..Replace it yourself!
It was easiest thing I have done in years.
its working perfectly now!
I needed to repair my trackpad, looking at some tutorial online to see if there is a way of fixing it, so I started unscrewing the bottom open up the laptop, then the trackpad is under the battery so needed to remove the battery 1st
Then looking at the battery I noticed it wasnt a regular shape and for a while already I got the OS X status that the battery can still work but probably need a replacement. And also taking out the screw next to where the battery is located notice the aluminium cover was pushed by it.
Then battery remove and before changing anything regarding the screw of the trackpad just opened the computer that was upside down to click on it and the %#*@ trackpad was clicking as how I remembered it.
So conclusion was that the battery that was swallowed was pushing on the trackpad, then looking at some of the comment under the tutorial that you guys had the same issue.
So solution was to replace the battery, and in 2 things in one trackpad working and I have a new battery life.
Already did it a couple times for cleaning the computer, nothing much to say after the problem explanation, just took less than 10min to open up the computer and replace battery and then battery working now and trackpad also :)
No advice in particular except that I know sometimes it can be long to read all comments under a tutorial but just take the time to do it, sometimes you'll see some people with same issue with a computer with 6yo+ than could same you time :)