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Replacing a battery!

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Battery Replacement

5 - 15 minutes


My Problem

I have had my MacBook Pro for nearly 4 years now, and it continues to work well (especially after I traded in a disastrous Mountain Lion for some Mavericks), except for the fact that I could barely eek out an hour on the battery - with the screen turned down low, and opening one thing at a time. Time to give my Mac some new life.

My Fix

Completely straightforward, just as the instructions on the site showed. Took me less than 10 minutes - including several to find my tool set. The one issue I had is that when I initially tried turning it back on all I got was a blank screen and it refused to boot. After a little bit of dejection and then some problem solving, I realized that the problem was actually a USB hub that I had plugged in. I unplugged it and the MacBook started right up. New battery works great!

My Advice

Just follow the directions and don't stress if things seem to go sideways.

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


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