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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||
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 :)
Computer would not even turn on.
Great. Battery fit perfectly and now computer is working like new, even though it's old.
Maybe you can include a ship label to a place that disposes of old batteries, hopefully free.
The old battery didn't have much life left in it, but that was actually the smaller problem. The battery had gotten to the point where it had swollen so much that it was pushing up on the bottom of the track pad made clicking impossible. I had to enable some of the multi-touch features just to be able to click and drag and drop!
Very easy. Nothing was glued in this model, and the bottom screws are easy too remove. Too easy in fact, which is why I bought a screw set since 2/3s of my screws had fallen out and been lost. Good to have my bottom cover on securely and fresh loctite on the threads.
The walk-through calls out the spudger, but you really don't need it to bend the sticker over the left battery screw back.
Also, a great time to clean your fans if you haven't done so in a while.
The battery was lasting less and less
Easy: I did not have a 3 wing tipped screwdriver, but I use a small flat one to remove the 3 screws holding the battery.
WARNING: Apple, hides a third screw holding the battery under a small plastic cover in one of the corners of the battery. You need to remove 3 screws to replace the battery
Battery was bloated after using for 5years.
Excellent! instructions were clear and it was easy to replace!
Anti- clockwise = unscrew.