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MacBook Pro with Retina Display battery replacement price revealed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2012 16:25 User comments (3)

MacBook Pro with Retina Display battery replacement price revealed Earlier in the week, we reported that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display had received iFixit's lowest score for ability to upgrade or replace internal parts.
Today, thanks to Apple's documentation, we have the cost of replacing the integrated battery.

Previous 15-inch models cost $129 to replace the battery, but the Retina model will set you back $199. At that price, it is the most expensive Apple product to have the battery replaced.

It is unclear why there is such a huge price jump, but likely has to do with the fact that the battery packs are tightly glued in place, "sandwiching the trackpad cable between them and the chassis in the process," says Slash.

As you can imagine, with such tightly packed components, replacement can get tricky.

In Apple's documents, they claim the notebook's battery can hold 1,000 charges before hold drops to 80 percent capacity. This should give most average users three years of full battery life.

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3 user comments

117.6.2012 23:24

I'm sure there is someone dumb enough to buy this piece of junk.


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218.6.2012 14:11
rygamble
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Originally posted by JST1946:
I'm sure there is someone dumb enough to buy this piece of junk.
Even if it is overpriced, I still fail to see how it's a piece of junk.

318.6.2012 16:13

Why own something that is almost impossible to fix unless you have the proper equipment and know what you are doing.I have repaired this type of stuff and I know what it is like.I have more than 47 years experience in the electronics field repairing equipment.

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