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Great help from iFixit to change a battery on a MBP...

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Battery Replacement

20 minutos

Moderate

Meu Problema

I had to change to battery of this MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012), because after only 15 cycles, the battery wasn't responding anymore. Apple and some resellers were asking me for 220 to 250€ for this and would have taken my MBP for at least 2 weeks. With iFixit, I did it in 5 minutes, for only around 120€ (screwdrivers and spudger included)...

Minha Solução

I followed exactly the handsome user guide provided buy iFixit concerning this precise model of MBP (MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Battery Replacement). And I did everything in 5 minutes, without having any problem. The job was very easy, and anybody can do it, unless you have the right tools of course, that I also ordered to iFixit. Even a little kid could do the job. So do not hesitate doing it yourself...

Meu Conselho

No particular advice, except the fact that you must have the right tools and a clean table to do it, of course.

By the way, I do think that if the precise screwdrivers are essential, the spudger can be certainly easily replaced by any kind of plastic thin flat tool you may have at hand.

PS: forgive me for my awful English and have a lovely day.

Spudger Imagem
Spudger

$2.99

Phillips #00 Screwdriver Imagem
Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$6.99

Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver Imagem
Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver

$12.99

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011-Mid 2012) Replacement Battery Imagem
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Early 2011-Mid 2012) Replacement Battery

$89.99

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