Apple MacBook Battery Replacements
Specialising in Apple MacBook battery replacement
If your MacBook battery has died, then don’t be too quick to consign your computer to the rubbish heap. Either return your whole computer to your nearest Apple store (if in warranty) or use our quick, convenient and cost-effective MacBook Pro battery replacement service here at HeroTech Support.
Are you finding your MacBook battery isn’t what it once was? Perhaps you’ve had alerts from your MacBook to tell you the battery health is suffering and needs replacing.
If you don’t get a replacement battery once you first start seeing these signs, in no time at all, your MacBook will require a power lead to work.
This is a huge inconvenience if your MacBook has a new USB-C charger, and it’s a different case entirely if your MacBook has a MagSafe charger. One slip or move can knock these chargers out from their ports, losing all the progress you’ve made on your Mac and potentially even corrupting the device entirely.
The good news is that batteries can be replaced in many MacBook models, including MacBook Pro, MacBook and MacBook Air devices.
So, is it worth it?
Our Macbook replacement battery service
At Hero Tech Support, we offer MacBook battery replacements on every model of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro ever created. We’ve checked and tested all the batteries readily available to find the best option for each Mac and offer a 3-year warranty to show our commitment to the service we provide.
Our MacBook battery replacement service offers you 12x the warranty than Apple does when replacing the battery.
If you’re looking for an affordable and effective battery replacement service, then please get in touch with our team today! We also offer a free pickup and dropoff service to make your MacBook battery replacement convenient for you.
How much does it cost to replace a Mac battery?
Usually, replacement batteries for MacBooks, including retina Macs and the larger 15-inch models, are well under £100, and repair labour is often around £150.
However, there are a few models which require more expensive batteries, and a couple of the MacBook Pros are a real workout just to extract the battery cells from.
There are different prices and manufacturers for aftermarket MacBook batteries. Still, please be aware that although some may arguably be better than your original MacBook battery, some are straight-up dangerous and can cause all kinds of damage to your beloved laptop. Not to mention being a potential fire hazard at any given moment.
Safety should be your top priority when changing your Mac battery. At Hero Tech Support, we provide professional advice on your MacBook battery replacement to ensure your laptop’s safety.
Is it worth it to replace a MacBook battery?
Of all the repairs your MacBook may need over its lifespan, the battery is one of the cheapest and most worthwhile. Some repairs may not be worth it as they show that the MacBook may be past its prime and can cost around the same price as the entire device second-hand.
Batteries, on the other hand, wear naturally over time. This decay in battery life is usually caused by many charge cycles that cause the lithium-ion cells to become ineffective in their charge process.
The easiest way to describe this process is that batteries have many cells inside that all line up when you charge them to hold power. Over time, more and more of these cells fail to line up, and the overall effectiveness of this power is reduced to zero.
Battery issues are also very straightforward in all models of Mac. If your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air doesn’t last as long as it once used to, it’s usually just a battery replacement. Batteries are a one-and-done replacement inside your laptop and aren’t generally going to break the bank, whereas other repairs can be hard to diagnose and varying causes can increase the cost to fix.
Can a MacBook battery be replaced?
All MacBook batteries can be replaced. After many charge cycles, the capacity of your battery will start to diminish, and normally, your laptop will pop up with a service battery alert. You can also check the performance of your battery by clicking on the battery icon on your laptop and viewing the Battery Health.
At this point, you will need to start looking to get it swapped out. If you don’t get it sorted when these warnings come up, you will inevitably be left with a MacBook that can only work when plugged into the mains, and your Mac will indicate you need to replace the battery.
If your MacBook charges using the MagSafe charger, this can be treacherous territory, as any slight knock or tug of the power cord will cause your laptop to crash, causing the loss of any unsaved work.
Does Apple replace MacBook batteries?
The Apple Store carry out MacBook battery replacements if your MacBook is young enough and isn’t considered retro by their standards – with retro usually referred to as being over seven years old.
As long as your MacBook Pro is in this window, Apple will either carry out the repair in-store or send it away to Apple Service Providers to have them carry out the work. Upon repair, Apple offers a 90-day warranty on the new battery.
Can I replace the MacBook Pro battery myself?
This question relies entirely on your experience. If you asked me to take an engine out of a car, it’d be a certain no. However, the pit crew on a Formula 1 team may give you a different answer.
As with anything, if you have all the necessary tools, replacement parts and experience, then there’s no reason you can’t. But replacing the battery on a MacBook from 2009 onwards will require taking apart your whole Mac, handling the logic board and disconnecting most of the connectors inside – some of which are incredibly delicate and not at all simple to replace.
There is also the factor of safely removing the potentially swollen cells from the Mac without piercing them and then disposing of them safely.
You will need the following to carry out a battery replacement:
An ESD Mat
iFixit Multi-tool computer repair kit
Battery acid spill kit
Access to a Battery recycling centre
New battery for your year and model of computer
Where should I get my MacBook battery replaced?
If your MacBook is still within its one-year warranty or under Apple Care, then your first point of call should always be the Apple Store for your battery replacement. You can head online to the Apple site to book an appointment time.
You can still pay for a repair at the Apple Store when out of warranty, but it’s no longer necessary as it has no real benefits. If Apple replaces your lithium battery, they will only give you a 90-day warranty on the battery replacement.
If you are no longer under the one-year warranty with Apple, our MacBook battery replacement service offers a fast and affordable solution.
HeroTech Support can replace your MacBook battery for you
At Hero Tech Support, we offer a complete service for your MacBook battery replacement. This includes free pickup and dropoff, a full diagnosis and an extended 3-year warranty!
Our MacBook battery replacement service is fast, fairly priced, and provides a quick and convenient turnaround time.
All you have to do is call us today for an appointment or complementary advice.
Ask for Advice
Frequently asked questions about MacBook battery replacements
What is the life expectancy of a MacBook battery?
The typical life span of a MacBook battery is up to about 850 cycle counts. Battery cycles can be viewed by heading to Apple Logo > About This Mac > More Info > System Report > Power.
In years, this is typically 3/5 years, depending on the usage, but every battery is different, so results may vary. In this System Report, you will also see the Condition (Normal/Service Recommended/Replace Now) and a Maximum Capacity Percentage.
Does replacing your Mac battery erase data?
Macbook battery replacements do not affect your data in any way. However, any thoughtful Mac user should take advantage of cloud backups and Time Machine backups to ensure data cannot be fully erased to begin with.