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it works! but is it refurbish?

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MacBook Unibody Model A1342

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Battery Replacement

5 - 10 minutes


My Problem

my battery wont charge and on the setting it says to change the battery. Now my setting says:

Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4489

Health Information:

Cycle Count: 3

Condition: Normal

Battery Installed: Yes

My Fix

Purchase the 26bit driver kit, it has everything i needed. THe battery came in a brown box- it was label new but it was all scratched up. The fedex came in super quick ie the next day but i had to pay $24 of customs. I am from canada. The battery will last 4hrs. According to coconut battery max design capacity is 5450mAh, after a week of use the max capacity is only 4489mAh. so it does seem to wear down alot faster??

My Advice

i paid $110 or sth for this battery, which seem to be cheaper than the one sold on the apple website but i am not sure if "NEW" from ifixit.com really means NEW? My old battery for my 2009 macbook last me almost 5yrs. I dont think this new battery will last me 5yrs.

26 Bit Driver Kit Image
26 Bit Driver Kit


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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