Tips on how to replace your MacBook Battery
How hard it is to replace the battery depends on the model of MacBook you have.
If your MacBook is one of the early models that has a user removable battery, replacing it is just a matter of popping the old one out and replacing it with the new battery. However, if you have a model without a removable battery, you will need to open your MacBook’s case. And for that, you will need a guide.
The job essentially consists of these steps:
- Power down the MacBook
- Undo the screws holding down the back cover
- Unplug the battery from the motherboard
- Remove the screws holding down the battery
- Lift the battery out of the MacBook
- Fit new battery
- Screw the battery down
- Refit the connector
- Fit the back cover
- Test the MacBook
A Note on Safety
Lithium-ion batteries like the one inside your MacBook can literally explode. This is something you really need to bear in mind when you are considering a repair job like replacing the battery.