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Old 03.02.2016, 12:40
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Battery change for Mac Book Air... where and how much?

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The wife got an MB Air some four-five years ago and it runs perfectly except that the battery life is by now pretty bad. I obviously need to go to an apple repair center... but well: I made a bit of a online search and it seems that some of them have less than stellar track records and DataQuest even charges 180 CHF for giving you an estimate on how much the repair will be(!). I don't feel like paying that in order to get the answer that a battery exchange will be beyond reasonable costs for an "old" laptop...

Any shop you can recommend? Anyone done something similar? How much was it?

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Old 03.02.2016, 12:56
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Re: Battery change for Mac Book Air... where and how much?

This could be your first DIY success! The job looks to be very easy, just take it slowly and make notes if necessary. 2 screws are longer than the others.
You need to buy some thin Torx screwdrivers or Pentalobe screwdrivers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDftNlxqnhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vWsMzMZKE
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Old 03.02.2016, 17:25
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Re: Battery change for Mac Book Air... where and how much?

Did that for a Macbook Air a few years ago....bought a battery online and then followed instructions from Ifixit.com. Pretty straightforward.
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Old 03.02.2016, 17:30
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Re: Battery change for Mac Book Air... where and how much?

Just throw it in the bin and buy a new one
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Old 03.02.2016, 20:51
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Re: Battery change for Mac Book Air... where and how much?

As it happens am I heading for Asia next week anyway, so I think I'll get myself a DIY kit off Taobao and will give it a go!
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Re: Battery change for Mac Book Air... where and how much?

To answer my own thread: bought the battery and did it myself. 15 mins of work, 30 Chf or so for the battery (including tools and the postage to the in laws within China)... Saved 250 Chf or so.

Pro tip: order an extra set of screw drivers as the quality sucks and the Mac screws were originally sealed with locktite or the like... So a bit hard to unscrew.
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