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Aug 8, 2012

Retina MacBook Pro Battery Costs $500 to Replace, iFixit Says

After performing a complete teardown and a full analysis of Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display, repair shop iFixit has released 15 repair guides and an estimate of how much it would cost you to replace the non-user-removable battery.

Although iFixit gave the new MacBook Pro the lowest reparability score ever for an Apple laptop, that didn’t stop their tinkering minds from writing no less than 15 repair guides covering key parts like the logic board, the trackpad, speakers and fans, even the flash storage. In them, iFixit details the proper methods that one needs to follow to repair certain parts. They also sell the necessary tools to get the job done.

Calling Apple’s design direction “disturbing,” iFixit notes, “We estimate that third party battery replacements will cost over $500 if technicians follow the safer Apple-suggested procedure and replace the entire upper case assembly along with the battery.”

MacBook Pro with Retina display teardown
Image credits to iFixit


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