I have a Macbook Pro 13" Bought just under 2 years ago.
The battery is finished, is it worth me replacing it myself because im out of warranty of getting Apple to do it in shop for double the cost?
Hi Thanks for this, me and my partner have researched doing it and it doesn't seem to difficult, i'm use to building machines as it is, but sticking in just seems one step further.
I'm pretty certain it's the battery - My girlfriend accidentally spilt water (25ml if that) on the back of her laptop, it wouldn't turn on for a few days, so her friend opened it up, took the memory out and in again and now it works fine BUT only with the charger in.
It says the battery doesn't charge, but on the lock screen it says battery percent 83% (same number all the time)
Am I safe to assume that it is the battery then, or is it something much further i.e. the motherboard just can't connect to the battery for whatever reason??
I spilt about 25ml of water on my Mac keyboard and after a year or so the battery started swelling. The backsides of the swelling is:
1. The battery shuts down, which means you can only use it with the charger. The battery is now dead. Not flat, but dead.
2. The battery increases in size, like a lot. Which made my trackpad pop out. You can now only use the tapping, clicking doesn't work.
So, I got my dad to remove the battery. He studied electronics in school. So he knows what's up. He removed it in about 10 minutes. And the computer still works fine with the charger in. We have ordered a new battery and he knows how to put it in again. It's just a couple of simple steps. I also found out that the trackpad just pushes back down again with a little force. It clicks fine again now, yay!
So do it yourself. I had to pay about 366-ish $ in norway to do what my father did in a couple of minutes. So yeah, it's not that hard.