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

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.

My Problem

I had to change the battery on my MBP mid-2009 unibody and I could not find the required screwdriver. Fortunately Ifixit saved the day: easy-to-find product, reasonable price. The only thing is that I had to way almost 3 weeks to have it delivered to France.

Thanks so much, my MBP is free from its charger again!!

My Fix

But once it arrived, I changed my battery in the blink of an eye. I followed a video on Youtube, and it took me no more than 5 min tops.

My Advice

Before changing a battery, be sure you have the proper tools ;)

My Problem

Needed a new battery to prolong the life of my mid 2009 PowerBook unibody laptop.

My Fix

Your guide was great, I love the site. The only problem was that even though I was prepared with all the right parts and tools, the 3 top screws on the battery were so tight (due to factory) and the metal of the screw so cheap, that they stripped out on me even when carefully using the correct P6 Pentalobe screwdriver. I ended up having more luck with the 1.5 mm flathead approach, and finally got the repair done.

My Advice

In specific cases like mine I recommend using the 1.5 mm flathead approach, so I'm glad your repair guide mentioned that note as an option.

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My Problem

Replacement battery after 1300 cycles.

My Fix

Pentalobe P6 + new battery

My Advice

About MBP 15 '' mid 2009 pentalobe P6 is required.

My Problem

Hard drive failed previously. It's also slow on this year MacBook Pro even with 8 gigabytes memory. I copied the system using super duper to the solid-state drive. This took several hours.

My Fix

The online guide was perfect. Never having done this before I was a bit apprehensive as I am also 81 years old. As I removed each screw, I placed it in a small glass. For the three large ones I put A black marker next to each hole. I did not need to remove the battery. Swapping the drive was very easy. The entire process of swapping the drive was about one hour as I was super cautious.

Having been burned previously by static electricity, I dampened the rug below the table I was working on and I used the wrist strap for grounding.

My Advice

No further enlightenment needed. Thanks, the online manual was perfect.