Doing a MacBook battery replacement is not difficult. The first step is determining if you actually need to replace a battery at all. Some people think they need to replace their battery if the charge doesn’t last as long as it once did. If the charge holds long enough for normal use, you can likely keep that old battery. If the length of charge continues to go down, it is likely the time. After you know you need to replace the battery, you need to find a replacement. The most obvious and best choice is a replacement battery from Apple. There are others on the market, but using them can void your warranty.
Once you have a MacBook battery replacement on hand, the actual operation is easy. First, shut the MacBook completely down. Then let it sit at least 30 minutes in order to give the internal pieces time to cool down. When it’s cool, take out all cords except the power cord. Unplug it from the wall, however. The next step is going to be turning the MacBook upside down. Before you do this, lay down a layer of soft cloths such as towels. You want to protect the screen from inadvertent damage. Turn the MacBook over and sit it down on the soft surface.
The next step is to release the old battery from the MacBook. You will see a grooved notch on the battery latch. Use a coin to turn that latch clockwise 90 degrees. This will release the battery. Lift the old battery out of the bay. Set it aside. Touch a metal surface in the battery bay with your finger. This will help discharge any built-up static charge. It is important to prevent static build-up during this process. Put the new battery into the battery bay. Press it into place and use the coin to turn the battery latch back into place. At that point, you can plug the power cord back in and start up the computer. That is how you do a MacBook battery replacement.
A MacBook battery replacement is not something you need to leave to the pros. But, it is important to follow the directions very carefully to prevent damage to the MacBook. When you do the work, you can save money and time. You can also look to the pros at Apple for this service. But, you need to make that decision for yourself.
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