What are your choices when your MacBook battery goes belly up? You have a couple of options here.
Option 1: Any Apple battery recalls?
Apple. Yes, that’s the first place people think of. And why not? After all, Apple made your machine. And they are also the reason why your battery died! So, blame them! Okay, I’ll tame my haste. It is a good rule of thumb to check with the manufacturer first. See if there’s a recall going on. Apple is known for battery recalls, keyboard recalls, dead screen issues, and the list goes on. So, first see if Apple may be able to take care of your battery for free as per a possible recall. Easiest way to check is to call up Apple and provide your serial number to see if it’s part of the recall list if there is one.
Option 2: Seek out a third party Apple battery replacement NYC shop.
If Apple can’t help you support its product, well, turn elsewhere! There are a handful of third party MacBook battery replacement shops in NYC. Third party means not Apple. And the benefits of not dealing with Apple is typically better pricing and faster turn-around. What you should check for in an NYC MacBook battery replacement service is if they can do it in the same or next day and check for best pricing.
Good pricing for MacBook battery replacements and MacBook Air battery replacements are typically $125 – $175. Higher pricing is validated for the latest or pretty new MacBook models.
Another note: Reimbursing your battery replacement costs
If your battery started dying at home, your home owner’s or renter’s insurance may cover such damage. Also, check your credit card company to see if they may cover such repairs as credit card companies usually add a year or more for coverage.