Apple has come up with a totally upgraded line of MacBook Pro laptops. They have an Intel Core i5/Core i7 Processor (CPU) with long battery life. These MacBooks bring to life all your 3D gaming experience and the battery life is about 10 hours long. These laptops are made in a single block of aluminum, thus, making them light and easy to carry. This machine comes with an integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connection, SD card slot and two USB 2.0 ports. It uses Snow Leopard operating system (XV 10.6) along with a iLife Software Suite program. The fast processing speed of the Intel Core Duo processor makes multitasking a breeze. This makes MacBook Pro, such a darling for many Apple fans. However, many are under the impression that the MacBook battery cannot be removed. Although it has a unibody design, one can attempt to replace the battery. You can either send it over to Apple store or get it replaced at a repair shop. Both these options will prove to be rather expensive, especially when your warranty period is over. If you think you can do it yourself, then you need to follow a few MacBook Pro battery replacement instructions. The following paragraphs of this Techspirited article will help you learn how to change the battery of your MacBook Pro.
How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery?
As mentioned above, MacBook Pro battery can be easily removed and replaced. This is a least expensive method as all you need to do is get a new battery and replace it with the one that is damaged. However, if you do so yourself, the warranty will obviously be void. Thus, do it only if you have already completed your warranty period. Now, contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Online or approach an Apple retail store. Ask them for a replacement battery for your 13", 15" or 17" MacBook Pro. If you visit the Apple store yourself, you will get your replacement the same. Batteries received by post or courier will take about 5 days to reach you. Once you get your battery, it is time to start with the MacBook Pro battery replacement. The following instructions will help get you started.
First and foremost shut down your MacBook Pro laptop completely. This will help avoid any kind of damage to the internal components of your laptop. Once you shut down the computer, wait for the laptop to cool off. Sometimes, after using your laptop continuously, the internal components tend to heat up.
Disconnect any cables or external devices connected to the laptop. Now, place the laptop on a firm, even surface, that is scratch free. The laptop should be facing face down, that means, the underside of the laptop should face you.
You will notice there are two switches towards the center of the bottom case. Using both your hands, slide the switches towards the back of the machine. You can observe red colored background beneath the switches, when slid the correct way.
The minute you slide out the battery correctly, the battery will pop out of the bay. Remove it from the bay and place it aside. Be careful you do not mix the new battery with the old one. Also be sure you do not scratch the casing over the battery.
Now, remove your new battery from its packaging and place it in the bay. Push it back inside by sliding the two switches behind. Once in place, release the switches to hold the battery in bay. Charge your battery and then switch on your laptop. Your laptop will function as good as new.
Follow these instructions and change the battery as a pro. If you are not confident, if you can do it yourself, it will be wise to seek professional help. However, with the above simple MacBook Pro battery replacement instructions, I am sure you won't have any problems doing it yourself.