P6 Pentalobe Screwdriver 2009 15" MacBook Pro Battery

$7.95

Product code: IF145-070

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P6 Pentalobe Screwdriver 2009 15" MacBook Pro Battery

$7.95

Product code: IF145-070

Product Overview

Access your battery and your right to repair.

  • Used to remove 5-pointed "Pentalobe" screws on the mid 2009 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody's battery.
  • Compatible with fasteners removable with Apple specialty tool 922-9101.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Please note: This is NOT the driver to open the 2012 Retina Display MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air, that driver can be found here: P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air.

Compatibility

  • All Mid 2009 Unibody 15" MacBook Pros

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

The nicest Macbook Pro battery driver available anywhere! Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, this very nice driver will be the last one you have to buy. Features a reversible tip, with the pentalobe driver on both sides, so you have redundant reliability.

Anodized billet aluminum handle with swivel top.

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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)
 

Stories

My Problem

For over a year, I've been seeing the 'Service Battery' message on my laptop. The power was running down fast enough that I needed to carry the power cord with me, everywhere I went. So, I decided to make my life easier, by finally replacing the battery.

My Fix

Once I had the right screwdriver (P6) this was the simplest of repairs. Once I had the back off the laptop, it was just removing three screws and one plug. The new battery connected easily, and with a little pressure, the new one seated in place. After that, it was just a matter of replacing the battery screws, and closing up the case.

My Advice

The spudger seems like a small thing, but it's nice to have it for holding back the tab over the last screw. It decreases frustration, more than anything.

The P6 screwdriver does fit, but you may need to press down more firmly to get the screw to turn.

I grounded myself, and took off my jewelry before getting started.

My Problem

The optical drive in my mid 2009 15" Macbook Pro died.

My Fix

Once I received the P6 Pentalobe Screwdriver used to remove the battery everything went smoothly

My Advice

Your step by step instructions and photos are extremely valuable. Mine actually had two different pieces of tape holding the camera wire in, but other than that it was step by step.

mjmazzola's Story Photo #507678

My Problem

mid 2009 MBP - dead in the water. A couple years ago this particular machine one day just stopped. Heard the bong, got to grey apple logo and that was it. PANIC! As I had a gigantic job deadline I literally ran out the door to the nearest Apple store and bought another one, sent my time machine backup to it and was back in business in a couple hours. Years pass. The kid has been begging me for an entree into the walled garden of Apple and I finally remember the dead machine.

My Fix

Couple of google-minutes later I surmise "it's the HDD dummy — &/or the Logic board too, but mostly maybe the HDD.

Ordered up a Crucial 256GB SSD known to work in that machine and these tools. When all had arrived, I placed iPad with the iFixit manual, machine and tools in front of him and said if you want it, fixit. And so he did. Every step was logical and clear. My 12 yr old had no difficulty executing them.

My Advice

The battery connection was the one place where he got too nervous and required help, as it was an extremely tight fit and required much patience to release. Everything else was very straight forward and he had a working laptop with an SSD (which I'd earlier cloned from another machine running Mt.Lion). All the iFixit tools performed perfectly.

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

My MacBook Pro one day stopped turning on. I got the "?" on the startup, I tried all the tricks to start but it never worked. I replaced the hard drive with another one and tried to install Mac OS X, that's when I realized computer did not see a hard drive at all.

Located the part in iFixit which I hoped and thought would be the cable.

My Fix

Parts (hard drive cable) arrived with no problems on the expected day, I followed the instructions. (I did not remove the battery as it was kind of optional).

It was really simple and it WORKED! My MacBook Pro is back on being operational and running.

It took me 10 minutes to go through the steps and put everything back together. Really simple steps that everybody can follow.

My Advice

I ordered the screwdriver for the battery removal which I did not use. But it is nice to have that tool anyway. So I don't have much advice. It is a simple cable replacement operation.

My Problem

Hard drive going to !&&*. 5 years is a good long life.

My Fix

Replaced MBP original HD with Crucial MX550 SSD, pretty simple. The external USB to SATA adapter was flawless, cloned the dying drive in about 2 hours, swapping the drives took about 20 minutes. Would have gone quicker had I had the T6 Torx driver I didn't know I needed to remove the set screws from the drive...but that's my fault for not reading the steps all the way to the end first. Pliers got the job done, no harm no foul. Thanks, iFixit.

My Advice

Read your steps. And get a can of air to clean out your filthy innards if you haven't remembered to do that. I got my trackpad click back just by blowing out the dust--bonus!

My Problem

Broken display screen. Other than that, the iphone was in great shape so I decided to repair it.

My Fix

Smoothly thanks to the ifixit guide book.

My Advice

Everything was as the guide indicated. Make sure to mark your screws as it saves you a lot of headaches.

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.

My Problem

My battery finally died on my 2009 MacBook Pro. At 70 with very shaky hands this is a big issue. Ifixit sent a new battery faster than I expected and the proper screwdriver to do the job. Taking out the old battery was pretty easy but imagine putting those tiny little screws back in with a magnetic screwdriver. Not theirs, mine (a phillips head). Think it's easy huh. Well when you get the screwdriver close to the screw it sucks the screw right out of the hole. After shaking around for half an hour I got the ten little critters back in place in using both hands. hah

Instructions from Ifixit were spot on and a normal person could make the battery change in say 10-15 minutes.

Kudos to Ifixit for their service and performance.

My Fix

Fine

My Advice

Don't be afraid to do business with Ifixit! They do what they say they will do.