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How Do I Replace My Built-In MacBook / MacBook Pro Battery?


My MacBook Pro battery isn't accessible. Is there anyway to replace it on my own?
- Asked by Gordon D. September 16th, 2011 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)


With the first MacBook Air in 2008, Apple began the transition to built-in batteries for their laptops. The following computers have built in batteries:

  • All MacBook Air models
  • White MacBook, late 2009 and later
  • MacBook Pro, early 2009 and later

If you have one of the Mac models listed above, you must go to an Authorized Apple Service Provider, an Apple Service, Depot, or the Apple Store in order to get your battery replaced.

If you are not sure which Mac model you own, watch this video to Find Your Mac Model Identifier. Once you have your Model Identifier, go to App Sliced Memory, click on the category that your Mac belongs to, and then you will see a list of the model identifiers along with their release dates.