MacBook Air battery replacement question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Dennis Fontanilla, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Dennis Fontanilla

    Dennis Fontanilla New Member

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    Since apple cannot replace the battery of my MacBook Air. I've decided to buy my own battery at Amazon. I know some people here would refer Newertech batteries. I've had a bad experience with them. I replaced the battery of my old MacBook Pro Early 2011. I followed all the recalibration steps for the battery. Guess what a few years later the battery cycle is still at 5 cycles and the battery would die down after using it for 1 1/2 hour. I've decided to purchase a battery at Amazon. I just want to know if you have to do anything special after you install it. Do you need to recalibrate the battery again? Is that really needed? I prefer just installing the new battery and just charging it until it becomes full.
     
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    Hi good day, How did you calibrate the battery?
     
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    The calibration for battery need at-least twice a month charge in full 100% then keep the charger plug on the device leave it for 2 hours then unplug it then keep using the machine until the battery reach 0% or empty power then full charge up to 100% again and thats it. Just do this twice a month.

    I bought a battery for MBP 15" Retina Mid 2014 and it looks like same as original base on the printed label on the battery and there is LCI (Liquid Contact Indicator) which Original Battery have from Apple. After installation on this unit the battery has a power charge 65% then i've tried to full charge the battery then when it reach 18% while playing a video continuously it is automatically shutdown, imagine it has a power of 18% then it is not normal to shut off, what i did i've tried that calibration procedure which i found in the internet and it is working perfectly, now the battery reach up to 0% before the unit goes off. I've experienced this in two different battery on same two model machine the other battery reach the 5% before it shut off and the other is 18%...Now both are reaching the 0% and there is a warning notification on 5% level which doesn't have a warning before on first time installation...
     
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  5. rage30

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    Hi am also going to change the battery of my macbook pro. Is the newertech battery the one being sold by ynazal? Thanks.
     
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    After receiving the battery, just install and plug-in then start using your Macbook Air. Calibration is not needed. Just Enjoy your laptop and don’t worry about the battery... You should be fine.
     
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    Where can I purchase a battery for MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) and have it serviced? Thanks for the reco.
     
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    Awwww if only we weren't in martial law... I love those tiny Macs, so simple so easy to work with!
    Oh btw if you have replaced the original ssd yet I wouldn't store sensitive data on it anymore since some had problems failing they had a recall on them.
     
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    Ok. Noted


     
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    Just get them off Lazada:

    https://www.lazada.com.ph/catalog/?...input&spm=a2o4l.home.search.go.239e6db4DUw9zH

    Just make sure you have the exact model specs (like my early 2015 MBA 11-inch is A1465--you can find it at the bottom of your case, near where it says "Made in China," haha).

    I've done this many, many times with my MacBook Airs and Pros. Installation can be DIY (the battery usually comes with the two screwdrivers you will need--make sure your seller offers them if you don't have them, as these are Torx screws), done in 15-20 minutes. Mind where you put those screws and don't forget to lift up and replace the battery cable.
     
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    When you install your new battery for MBP mid-2014, did you remove the logic board like what in ifixit guide or just the battery?
    Thanks.
     
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    I was able to revive my 2011 MBA 11-inch following your advise. However, it seems like my Magsafe Adapter now has a problem as it charges my laptop intermittently. Is it still advisable to purchase a new adapter (which is quite pricey) or any lead where I can source an adapter to check if it is really the problem?
     
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    Well, if you're okay with replacement adapters, there's lots of them on Lazada and Shopee for about 1K. Of course, many people here will caution you against these; I've used replacement chargers for my iPhone (which is even more expensive than some MacBooks) without any trouble so it's no big deal for me. Otherwise you have to bite the bullet and buy one at PowerMac, or source a used original.
     
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    You can't remove the battery without first removing the logic board, and the fans, etc.

    I've been comfortable with opening up and replacing batteries and SSDs etc. on older MacBooks and even more complicated machines like the PowerBook 2400, but just looking at the iFixit guide to replacing the battery on the MBP 2014 makes me shudder. That's 55 steps going in, and 55 steps going out. Forget one screw or one cable and you're screwed--you'd have to do it all over again. Plus there's even adhesive involved. I'm sure I could do it with a lot of care and with the guide before me on an iPad or another laptop, but I'd rather pay, say, Ynzal to do it for me for maybe 1.5K. If you're not used to opening laptops, don't. The MacBook Air is a breeze and I'm even happier now that I still chose to go with the older MBA than get a newer MBP, because I can service it myself for more routine things like installing a new SSD--done in 10 minutes. Opening up and fixing the MBP looks like it will take at least an hour, maybe 90 minutes.
     
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    I’ll take note again of this. I almost gave up on it when I learned that Apple has discontinued selling original battery replacement until I saw your post. Now, I have a spare laptop that my kids can use for their upcoming online classes. Thanks!
     
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    Good morning! I'm looking for a Macbook Air replacement battery myself. So far, Ynzal and MacServe are the only ones offering a replacement - MacServe, unfortunately has none on hand. On the Ynzal site, a battery costs P8900+ (Newertech). I've used their replacement chargers before for an old iBook but I was hoping for alternatives and leads on a reliable technician who can replace the battery for me. Sir Nomer of Ynzal has always been my go to person when it comes to laptop-related concerns, but I'm open to alternatives if you can refer someone who's handled your older Macs. Thanks so much!
     
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    Norman (Ynzal) was the one who replaced batteries of my 2010 MBA & wife’s 2011 MBA. That was 3 or 4 years ago. Both units still working.
     
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    As per my previous post, I was able to source out a replacement battery from Lazada during their 6.6 bounce sale. Seller name is Westwind and you may refer to the link given by @penmanila. Package already includes the necessary screwdrivers to be used when you go the DIY route. Tutorial vid may be viewed at YouTube

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    Today, I just got a replacement Magsafe Adapter from FB marketplace and happy to know that it is back working again.

    Total cost: 2,750 petot. :)
     
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    Check out the tips I must’ve posted above. Just get one from Lazada or Shopee (maybe 3.5K) and install it yourself, takes maybe 15-20 minutes max. You use 2 Torx screwdrivers that should come with the replacement battery (don’t even think of using a Philips or other screwdriver). Make sure you don’t lose any of those small screws (two are longer for the bottom case screws).
     
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    Thank you, Sir Butch! I am not confident enough to replace the battery myself but I'm willing to to have someone to install it for me. I was also able to talk to Ynzal and they said they can install the new battery for me. :) As for buying a battery from Shopee or Lazada, any recommended sellers?
     
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