After four years of daily use our MacBook Air informed us that it needed a battery replacement. That’s kind of nice to know, in particular as it still feels speedy and otherwise just works.
A new battery isn’t that expensive and according to iFixit it appeared to be quite easy to replace it. I needn’t to worry, it was actually super simple, given appropriate tools:
- Remove 10 screws from bottom case
- Open case
- Disconnect battery
- Remove 5 screws from battery
- Swap battery
- Reassemble everything back together
- Job done.
Although I cannot guarantee that it works for you as well, I would do it again.
Here are a few pictures of the surgery
|Lower case with screws removed|
|Old battery pack|
|New battery pack|