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MacBook Battery Replacement

I’m Getting a Battery Error Message!

MacBook batteries can easily get swollen from heavy use. We can replace your battery quickly no matter the model. If you’re getting the message on your screen that says your battery needs servicing, it might be time to get a new one.

How Do I Find the Right Battery?

The battery needed is based on the model of your Macbook. The model can be found on the bottom cover of the laptop where you can find the model number in really small lettering that you can find in the center/top of the cover. The correct model needed starts with the letter “A” followed by four digits. Most batteries with Apple are paired with another model because of their design. You might notice in the following list that there may be duplicates or 4-5 models that share the battery. This is just a general list of batteries that share their models, but the reality is that some of these models were so popular (or had flaws) that they had to be redesigned to be released “early, mid, or late” throughout the year, so there might be a need to do a little more research to find the exact battery will need for the Macbook.

Here’s a list of those models:

A1181/A1185/MA566/MA561
A1278/A1322
A1342/A1331
A1534/A1527/A1705
A1237/A1245/A1304
A1369/A1377/A1405/A1466
A1370/A1375/A1406/A1465/A1495
A1496/A1466/A1369/A1405/A1377
A1932/A1965
A2179/A2337/A2389
A1425/A1437
A1502/1493
A1502/1582
A1706/A1819
A1708/A1713
A1989/1964
A2159/A2171/A2289/A2338
A2251/A1964/A1989
A2442/A2519
A1150/A1260/A1226/A1211/A1175
A1286/A1321
A1286/A1382
A1398/A1618
A1398/A1494
A1398/A1417
A1707/A1820
A1990/A1953
A2141/A2113
A2485/A2527
A1151/A1212/A1229/A1261/A1297

Beginner’s Guide to Diagnosing the Battery

Now to check if the battery really needs to be replaced, you will need to actually see it to check for signs of swelling and and corrosion. Most Macbooks use special screws and you will need a specific screwdriver to actually open the back cover to get to the battery. In most cases, wherever you source your battery, it will usually come with a pair of these tools. Before buying a replacement, you check to see if your charging adapter is bad with another working adapter, and check to see if you’re charging port itself doesn’t look dirty or damaged. When it’s time to change your battery, the best course is to find a video tutorial of your exact model because there are so many models and they’re all replaced differently.

Conclusion

Before attempting this change yourself, make sure to check with Apple to see if your laptop is still under warranty since they can do it for you. The older models you will need a repair shop if you don’t want do risk trying it yourself. If you are not sure of which battery you will need the repair shops will usually figure it out for you.

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