Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MacBook Air Battery issue -- easy

I took my 2011 MacBook Air to Apple Sunday and was told I would need to surrender my laptop for 5 days for them to fix the battery. FIVE. 

The tech said replacing it was easy.  So I took the challenge--I went home and ordered a replacement battery on Amazon (came with the right screwdrivers, etc). 

I googled how to replace it online and found an "iFixit.com" set of instructions with photos. 

Took me 15 minutes. Saved me $75 in labor and FIVE days of using a loaner. 

Who would have thought?