MACBOOK BATTERY REPLACEMENT

Mac-Repair

Express service

We stock batteries to be able to provide an on the spot battery replacement service.
Depending on your MacBook model, the turn around time may vary between 10 mins to an hour (list at the bottom of the page).
Now keep in mind that we may be doing other repairs while you visit us so turn around time may vary for that reason.

Some models have 3 screws holding the battery in place. Once these 3 screws are removed, battery is off.
However since 2013, MacBooks have their battery glued in with adhesives. So the procedure to remove these is slightly more complex and requires to cautiously pry off the battery from the case, a risky procedure which can lead to fire if done by an inexperienced person.

Our replacement turn around time is nowhere close to the turn around time Apple would provide (we’re talking days generally…)

 

Service price a lot cheaper than if Apple would do it

While you might be thinking the reason is we’re using cheaper part than Apple, that is not the case…
We are using Grade A+ batteries so think again.
It’s because we are doing a battery replacement only.

That should make sense shouldn’t it?! well… not for Apple…

Guess what?!
For battery replacements, Apple will replace the entire top-case which is the aluminum piece holding the keyboard, track-pad, speakers, battery and some more components depending on some models.
What it means is Apple will replace all those parts if only the battery is to be replaced.
Here is what en entire MacBook top-case looks like:

Their cost is usually 2 to 3 times more than what a simple battery replacement would cost.
Well, Apple…

 

When to replace?

Batteries are consumable and their charging capacities as well as their conditions will vary over time. For example, if you have left your MacBook unused for a couple of weeks while the battery was discharged, you may be greeted with a “Service Battery”. What it means is that the system (macOS) has detected that it’s time to replace your battery.
It doesn’t matter if the battery was new or not, Li-ion batteries do NOT tolerate being empty for a prolonged period of time.

 

You may also feels like your MacBook is not lasting long enough on battery power. That may indicate that the battery is wearing out and it’s time to replace it.
In both cases, you battery will continue to work but will simply not hold a charge long enough to enjoy a good experience.

 

 

Worth case scenario, you start to see your MacBook becoming “pregnant” by noticing the laptop bulging near the palm-rest or touchpad.
That’s an emergency situation where you want to replace your battery ASAP, before the touchpad breaks and, possibly, the computer case becomes irremediably bent.

 

 

Another possible problem is having the MacBook not charging at all.
Most of the time, it’s caused by a dead battery however sometimes it can also be caused by a faulty motherboard.
But we can repair MacBook motherboard too so feel free to stop by and let us check that for you!

 

Genuine battery you’re asking?

Only Apple will sell you Genuine batteries.
Since we are not working for Apple and Apple does not sell parts to any third party repair stores like ours, we are forced to find them somehow 🙁

However after many years being in business, we have found reliable suppliers providing us with grade A+ parts and since we know our batteries are working great, we will provide a 3 months warranty with these.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT prices

Prices vary based on the model

# Model Price Detail
1 MacBook Air 11/13″
From 2010 – 2017
3000THB Quick turn around time. A few screws later and your battery is swapped. You can watch us do the job.
2 MacBook Air Retina 13″
From 2018 -Today
Not available yet Average time: 1 hour. Faulty battery has to be unglued from the case, case cleaned from remaining tape residues and new battery taped in place. Go get a coffee next door and by the time you’re a back, your MacBook will be ready.
3 MacBook 12″ Retina
From 2015 – 2017
4000THB Average time: 1 hour. Faulty battery has to be unglued from the case, case cleaned from remaining tape residues and new battery taped in place. Go get a coffee next door and by the time you’re a back, your MacBook will be ready.
4 MacBook Pro 13/15″ Unibody
From 2009 – 2012
3000THB Quick turn around time. A few screws later and your battery is swapped. You can watch us do the job.
5 MacBook Pro 13/15″ Retina
From 2012 – 2015
5000THB Average time: 1 hour. Faulty battery has to be unglued from the case, case cleaned from remaining tape residues and new battery taped in place. Go get a coffee next door and by the time you’re a back, your MacBook will be ready.
6 MacBook Pro 13/15″
From 2016 – 2019
5000THB Average time: 1 hour. Faulty battery has to be unglued from the case, case cleaned from remaining tape residues and new battery taped in place. Go get a coffee next door and by the time you’re a back, your MacBook will be ready.