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How to Replace The Battery on Your MacBook

One of the most important, components of your MacBook is the lithium-ion battery. If you find the battery, not lasting a full day or shutting down, or even the MacBook running slow, it might be time to replace it. Thankfully, replacing a battery is super simple. To do so, you may need some basic repair skills, and of course the right tools. We hope this guide will help you in the process of replacing your MacBook battery, so you can get it back up and running and get back to work.

Before you jump out and get a new computer, it would be smart for you to 1st look at replacing the battery if you are experiencing slow running or short, lasting battery life. This new battery will allow you to use the MacBook without having to be tethered to your wall. In addition, this repair is typically very inexpensive and easy to perform yourself.

Step 1: Identify The Battery

Before you start this process, you may want to take a photograph of your original MacBook battery. By doing this, this will help you keep track of its condition and make sure you or the exact same one. You can order the battery online on sites like eBay or Amazon, or you can go to a cell phone/computer, repair shop and get one from them. You will want to make sure you're looking for the model number on the MacBook battery. See the picture below.

Step 2. Remove Original Battery

Before you install the new battery, you will have to remove the old battery from the MacBook. We would definitely recommend you watch a YouTube video on how to do this successfully before continuing. Start by unscrewing all of the screws on the back, holding down the back plate of the MacBook. Next, remove any of the tape or stickers covering up the parts of the motherboard. You will also want to remove any of the cables, connecting the internal components. Finally, go ahead and pull out your old battery by first disconnecting the connector on the logic board and next removing it with a pry tool.

Step 3. Installing The New Battery

When installing the new battery, it is very important to secure it to the back of the MacBook with adhesive. Once this is done, reconnect all cables and reboot the computer to make sure it is working properly. Secure all the screws that were replaced and charge up the battery fully to make sure everything is working properly. Congratulations, you have successfully replaced your MacBook battery.

If you have had any issues with the following steps, you should seek professional help. The cell clinic provides this service at a reasonable cost and would be more than happy to assist you with any of your MacBook repairs. You can reach out to us via our website, or email us at for the most current MacBook repair prices at Vancouver and Surrey, BC, Canada locations.

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