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How to Replace the Battery in Macbook?


A Note on Warranties

Actually, when you’ve bought an old Mac and its battery can’t hold enough charge, most of the time  it won’t be covered by warranty, because its warranty period has expired.

In another case, if you’ve got a Mac and it’s not too old that isn’t holding a charge or won’t charge at all, maybe it is defective and so Apple will fix it for free. And if you bought your MacBook in the EU, that warranty period could last as long as six years. It’s worth checking, since replacing the battery is an important issue.

A Note on Safety

MacBook’s batteries like Lithium-ion batteries —can literally explode. This is really important point that you should be aware, when you’re looking forward to repairing project like replacing the battery.

First of all, for removing your battery you should check the battery is fully drained. then, it’s important to know, how you’re going to dispose of it. Never and ever throw it away. It’s better to take it to a tech recycling center where they will have set up to dispose of batteries safely.

Actually you can change the battery yourself on the following MacBooks:

  • MacBook Pro 13” (All Models)
  • MacBook Pro 13” with Retina Display (All Models)
  • MacBook Pro 13” with Function Keys (All Models)
  • MacBook Pro 15” (All Models)
  • MacBook Pro 15” with Retina Display (All Models)
  • MacBook Pro 17” (All Models)
  • MacBook Air 11” (All Models)
  • MacBook Air 13” (All Models)
  • MacBook Unibody (All Models)

And it’s not easy to do so on following models:

  • MacBook Pro 13” with Touch Bar (All Models).
  • MacBook Pro 15” with Touch Bar (All Models).
  • Retina MacBook (All Models).

Replacing the Battery in Your Mac

  • When your MacBook is really a new model that has got a removable battery. So  replacing the battery is really easy, it means that putting the old one out and replacing it with the new battery. But, in case you have a model without a removable battery, so you forced to open your MacBook’s case. And you’ll need some help.
  • It’s a little hard to find such a guide for every MacBook, but our friends over at iRepex are at your service for helping. Head to  and find the guides for your MacBook model. They have a battery replacement guide for every MacBook listed above. Their guides also tell you how hard the replacement is going to be, so you can decide whether you want to go ahead or just get Apple to do it.

Whenever you’ve installed the new battery, it’s necessary to calibrate it. Let the new battery to drain, after that charge it again to 100% before letting it drain until the MacBook shuts down. Now you can charge it up and use it again normally.

MacBook Battery Replacement at iRepex

If you are having issues with your Mac Battery please note that Apple has a program to replace some battery for MacBook pro were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017 please check the link below to see if your MacBook pro is eligible. For the rest of you MacBook models you can follow these step to learn more about the battery status.

1- If battery status menu icon shows an X, computer does not recognize that means installed battery.

2- Press Option key when clicking on battery icon. Check and see whether menu shows “Your battery needs service” or “Service Battery.”

3- Battery life is too short to use or the device won’t turn on unless connected to the power source.

At iRepex we use the original Apple battery and give you 90 days Apple warranty.