How to go about getting a MacBook replacement battery

Designed from the ground up – and widely regarded as such – the MacBook line of computers are easily the top solution on the marketplace. Simple to use, amazing to look at, and always packing the latest and greatest hardware around with software that make them a dream to operate, you would be hard pressed to find even a single person that has switched to a Mac that doesn’t love it.

That being said, there are only so many minor miracles that even Apple can produce, and often they are hindered by the current state of technology – as the MacBook batteries will attest. While they offer some of the best charge and life times in the industry, the one thing you need to know going into the electronic battery world is that eventually they will need to be replaced. The material inside has a finite life span, and the time will come – years down the road, but it will come – when you will need a MacBook replacement battery. And that’s where things get interesting, because you have two real options.

There are two roads you can travel to get a MacBook replacement battery, and the first is to deal with the Apple Genius or the company themselves to have your part replaced

The first and most obvious choice you have is to ship your stuff off to Apple and have it taken care of right away by the people who built the system in the first place. This comes with all kinds of peace of mind – not to mention a warranty that isn’t voided. But there can be some hassle with this route, not the least of it being that you will be out a computer for some time. And while most cases are nothing longer than a week or so, there have been reports of it going on two, three months before you see your MacBook again – something unacceptable for most people looking for a MacBook replacement battery.

So maybe you want to do it yourself.

Because of the potential for delay and the incredible cost of replacement if your Apple Care has run out, many people turn to third parties to get their MacBook replacement battery – but you need to know what you’re getting into if you take this route

This is a perfectly fine route to go, but only if you are not only comfortable with your tech skills and the ability to follow directions (there are a million and one different tutorials both written and video to walk you through the process). You will be cracking open the case of your MacBook to install your new MacBook replacement battery, and this is going to void your warranty. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward process to begin with, and if you follow the directions for your specific make and model you should be alright, but you need to know the risks you are taking when you go through this process. Apple MacBook replacement battery solutions are not a simple hot swap like most batteries, but with a little bit of effort and some patience you should be able to have no trouble at all.

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