Introducción

Usa esta guía para reemplazar una batería desgastada.

Nota: Si hay una película de plástico delgada en tu batería de reemplazo, no intentes retirarla. Está pegada y protege la batería dentro de la MacBook.

    • Apaga tu computadora. Colócala en una superficie suave con la parte de arriba mirando hacia abajo.

    • Retira los siguientes 10 tornillos:

    • Dos tornillos Pentalobe de 5 Puntos de 8 mm

    • Ocho tornillos Pentalobe de 5 Puntos de 2.5 mm

    • El destornillador especial que necesitas para retirar los tornillos Pentalobe de 5 Puntos lo puedes encontrar aquí

    When you say:

    Remove the following ten screws:

    Two 8 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    Eight 2.5 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    Do the 8mm & 2.5mm dimensions refer to the LENGTH of those screws, or the size of the pentalobe? That is, are there other sizes of pentalobe drivers like there are for hex, phillips and torx? When only one dimension is provided, it is usually the socket/driver size, not the screw length, maybe since the length cannot be seen when the screw is installed.

    Can I suggest that you clarify your instructions so folks are confident they are only in need of _one_ pentalobe driver?

    Nerdily yours,

    Larry (whose iPhone 4S can now get through a day without 6 recharges thanks to ifixit.com ;-)

    larryleveen - Contestar

    The 8mm and 2.5mm are the length of the screws. One pentalobe P5 screwdriver suffices for all the screws (P5 is implicitly the size of the pentalobe screw heads).

    Michael Welham -

    I sourced all the parts from ifixit, plus a magnetic project mat which I found to be very useful for organising the teardown and reassembly.

    Allen - Contestar

    The magnetic mat is

    GERARD SZAREK -

    Keep the 2.5mm tiny screws away from the MagSafe connector as they will be attracted and sucked in to the magnet.

    Frank O'Carroll - Contestar

  1. Utiliza tus dedos para hacer palanca entre la pantalla y la cubierta posterior y jala hacia arriba para destrabar y retirar la cubierta posterior de la MacBook Air.
    • Utiliza tus dedos para hacer palanca entre la pantalla y la cubierta posterior y jala hacia arriba para destrabar y retirar la cubierta posterior de la MacBook Air.

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  3. Utiliza la parte plana de un spudger con un movimiento de palanca hacia arriba para retirar ambos lados del conector de la batería del socket de la tarjeta madre. Dobla ligeramente el conector de la batería hacia arriba para evitar que accidentalmente haga contacto con el socket.
    • Utiliza la parte plana de un spudger con un movimiento de palanca hacia arriba para retirar ambos lados del conector de la batería del socket de la tarjeta madre.

    • Dobla ligeramente el conector de la batería hacia arriba para evitar que accidentalmente haga contacto con el socket.

    I performed this on my MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011), model A1370. Rather than using the spudger to un-attach the batter connector, I gripped either side with my fingers as the second photographs indicated, and gently pry/wiggled it up and out by initially pinching into the side gap with my finger nails. The reason I did it this way is that the spudger works by leverage and I was afraid to rest it against the components surrounding the connector. The photos and instructions are excellent and illustrate the maneuver perfectly.

    Allen - Contestar

    Hello there... In my case by battery exploded.... Can I still try to change it using these instructions?

    Fabio Matos - Contestar

    The instruction to lift the edges of battery connector before disconnecting is certainly not clear. In my case, the cconnector pins came off the board with the battery, requiring further costly repairs. I would suggest that this instruction be more specific and include a caution.

    Deirdre Rogan - Contestar

    It worked fine for me, but as others mentioned, you need to be careful to remove the battery connector from the motherboard connector and not accidentally remove the motherboard connector from the motherboard itself.

    Additionally, on reassembly, I found that quit a bit of pressure was needed to get the new battery's connector to snap in place. More than I was comfortable applying, but it was necessary and it worked without a problem.

    shamino - Contestar

  4. Retira los siguientes 5 tornillos que aseguran la batería a la cubierta superior
    • Retira los siguientes 5 tornillos que aseguran la batería a la cubierta superior

    • Dos tornillos Torx T5 de 5.2 mm

    • Un tornillo Torx T5 de 6mm

    • Dos tornillos Torx T5 de 2.6 mm

    In my case the screw points connecting the old battery the case had fractured or broken. The broken bits needed to be cleaned out of the case before installing the replacement battery. Didn't want any loose fragments rattling about inside.

    Allen - Contestar

  5. Cuando manejes la batería, evita apretar o tocar cualquiera de las 6 células de polímero de litio que están expuestas.
    • Cuando manejes la batería, evita apretar o tocar cualquiera de las 6 células de polímero de litio que están expuestas.

    • Levanta la batería de la orilla más cercana a la tarjeta madre y retírala de la computadora.

    • Si estás instalando una nueva batería, debes calibrarla después de la instalación:

    • Cárgala al 100%, y mantenla cargando por, al menos, 2 horas más. Después, desconéctala y úsala normalmente para agotar la batería. Cuándo veas la notificación de batería baja, guarda tu trabajo, y mantén tu laptop encendida hasta que se le acabe la batería. Espera por lo menos 5 horas, y vuelve a cargar tu laptop sin interrupciones a 100%

    • Si notas un comportamiento inusual o problemas después de instalar tu nueva batería, tal vez debas restablecer el SMC de tu MacBook.

    What if new battery comes with what looks like plastic around the 6 cells?

    Allison - Contestar

    I'm having trouble reconnecting the pins to the new battery cable. Any suggestions?

    Deirdre Rogan - Contestar

    The cable on my new battery needed to be massaged to reconnect with the pins. Use your old battery as an example for how the cable should sit in the empty space.

    Joe Ponce - Contestar

    In my case, the replacement battery cable was quite stiff. In order to properly connect it to the logic board, BEFORE screwing the battery into the board, I carefully bent the cable and I connected it to the board. AFTER connecting the cable, carefully move the part of the batter closest to the logic board into place, and take care of those screws first.

    Chris 1000 - Contestar

Conclusión

Para re-ensamblar tu dispositivo, sigue estas instrucciones pero en reversa.

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Arrived with 52% charge, capacity 4593 mAh of 4680 mAh. 98% health, manufacture date of the iFixit replacement battery is Feb 4 2012 (2.9 years), with 0 charge cycles. My order arrived extremely fast, and replacing the battery itself was easier than expected. Overall speed of my MBA seems to have improved somewhat as well. Despite my MBA mid-11 being almost 3.5 years old, the internals, fan included, were all fairly free from dust. So far, so good.

andreaspall - Contestar

I removed a battery pack from a mid-2011 MBA. Two of the lithium polymer cells had expanded so much that the upper case was bulging out about 0.5cm. The bulge un-bulged itself as soon as I loosened the screws on the lower case. There doesn't seem to be any significant damage to the hardware. Pretty wild. Also, despite this repair being listed as "Difficulty: Moderate", it's about the easiest thing you can do that involves opening the bottom cover.

Joey - Contestar

THIS IS FANTASTIC!! I ordered it on a Thursday & received it on a Saturday! Came very protected in the box. It took me only 40 min to replace the battery & these instructions were excellent to follow! I highly recommend!

tiffmariepaul - Contestar

Very easy, and I normally have little patience for this sort of task. Took me about 20 minutes. Replacement battery was 90% charged and has 101% (!?) health.

craig - Contestar

I would like to agree: the difficulty is even less than easy

Leona Eden - Contestar

Very quick and easy to change the battery. Purchased the three tools needed from iFixit and they were perfect. The battery was 75% charged. I could not be happier!

Robert Baker - Contestar

Took me less than 10 minutes to complete. Computer rebooted as soon as put the MagSafe connector. I had to force a synchronization of the date/hour in Preferences to get it up-to-date (I guess the system would have done automatically a little bit later).

The battery came from iFixit. Battery stats, as shown by Battery health https://fiplab.com/apps/battery-health-f... show now:

Original max: 4680 mAh, Current Max: 4758mAh; Health: 102%, OS X Health Status: Good

The battery came is reported to be 3 years old(!) and came at about 80% charge

Instructions are very clear!

Jean Wallemacq - Contestar

When installing the battery, the battery cable seemed a little long. It's not, but don't be too tentative about bending the cable so it goes down into the well. All considered the replacement went very smoothly and was done within about 15min. The instructions were very clear.

Alan Kingstone - Contestar

Après avoir commandé ma nouvelle batterie, et mon tournevis pentalobe T5 sur ce même site, j'ai changé ma batterie ce matin, en suivant ce tutoriel à la lettre et tout s'est bien déroulé. Merci pour tout . A bientôt. Rodolphe

Rodolphe GAUFRETEAU - Contestar

I it took me less than 15 minutes to complete; the special tools and great instructions made changing my battery a snap; I did have to press one part of the battery plastic (near the fan) to get the battery to lay down flat, also I had to re-position / bend the connector cable to get it to line up and connect properly; it sure was a relief to see my laptop booted up with a 96% battery life .

Rod Fugler - Contestar

There are adhesive transparent plastic covers over the 6 lithium polymer cells on the new battery. Are they supposed to be removed or are they there for protection?

Mike Heath - Contestar

Response received from ifixit costumer support. Feel free to ask yourself though. "Those plastic tabs can be removed and it is recommended as leaving them on will make your battery slightly hotter. They do come off irregularly and may leave more or less residue but the aesthetics are not too important as it will be residing in your device."

Tim McCormick -

How do I get the battery delivered to me in Nigeria? Can anybody help?

Akin Wande - Contestar

Very easy, step by step directions. Thank you

yvedjones - Contestar

I have been thinking about doing this repair myself for awhile now, and after I called my local Apple store and they told me that I can't even have them do it because they don't make/manufacture/sell this battery anymore, that decided for me. It arrived about 78% charged, and so far i have not noticed any problems with it. I didn't even need to use the guide because it was that simple to do.

Kole Overby - Contestar

My MacBook Air 11” Mid 2011 is now “Vintage” and the Apple Store refused to help me despite an expanding battery that was causing a big bubble on the keyboard, making the keyboard no longer function. They wouldn’t even remove the battery that was damaging my computer! I went to iFixit and bought the P5 pentalobe tool and a new battery and followed these steps. Battery Replacement was easy and now I have a brand new battery in a computer that Apple told me was only good as scrap.

Matthew Bonhage - Contestar

How did you fix the bubble on the keyboard? I have the same problem

Max Gordon -

I am not sure where these batteries come from but I did the above replacement with a new battery and even the new one only keeps a charge for 1.5 hrs not the 9-12 Apple guarantees with tier computers?

Joseph A P - Contestar

Same issue here: ‘new’ battery lasts a mere 1.5 hrs. Does it mean it is faulty? Do we send it back for another replacement?

Dylan Alling -

Same issue here, ‘new’ battery lasts a mere 1.5 hrs. Surely this is not how ifixit intended this to work. Do we need to send it back to receive a proper replacement? What should we do next?

Dylan Alling -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejwRqM3f... On youtube there is a video showing how to install the battery, including how to calibrate the battery to get the most out of it.

Wandadiane Brooks -

Great! Thank you. I’d like to use this vintage MacBook Air forever!

Akira - Contestar

Used the ifixit kit and instructions for battery change for macbook air 2011. Went smoothly! next step, im have some pressurized air nearby. so dusty!!!

Christina - Contestar

Replacing my MBA battery was a 15 minute exercise with these splendid instructions and the iFixIt Electronics tool kit!

Thank you!

Barbara Buckley - Contestar

This is extremely easy with the right tools. I bought a grounding strap to use when I was doing the repair.

Graham Giller - Contestar

What is the proper way / environmentally correct way to get rid of the replaced battery?

Samuel Prokop - Contestar

The battery connector wire was a bit too long. I had to bend it into an s-shape but got it to work.

skrolikowski - Contestar

I changed the battery (Ifixit) last April and everything worked fine since now. The system does not see the battery any more. Do you think I can do something?

Leonardo Capodarte - Contestar

Very fast delivery from fixit.com, very easy to change it (20 minutes), battery 5 months old and good, tools ok, very clear instructions. Thanks a lot

maurizio.salvarani - Contestar

Weird glitch…I replaced the battery exactly according to instructions but each time I use it, when it gets down to about 60% charge left, it suddenly dives to 7% in a matter of seconds. Now it goes from almost 100% to 7% to nothing in a matter of about two minutes. Please IFIXIT, tell me what to do.

Gregory R. Nickles - Contestar

@gregory R

I am now having the same problem with my battery install that was very successful and working a week ago. No response yet from ifixit. I think thier battery was bad or it has messed up the battery software in the macbook air. Not very happy or satisfied at this point as my mac is no longer functonal th enew battery battery will no longer hold charge at all. I am very sorry I disposed of the original too quickly now. 80% charge is better than none.

Jim Lukens - Contestar

Thankfully Ifixit has responded and is very helpful and is issuing me a new battery to replace the one that is not working. I will get it a week or so and try again. fingers crossed.

Jim Lukens - Contestar

So I ended up with another vendor battery but even it has issues. Apple Store said this age mac air is beyond the range of their diagnostic tools and its about finding a high quality battery vs anything being wrong with the mac itself software/hardware all of the presenting issues are low battery quality related. Apparently battery quality is not the best across all manufacturers. Take that for what its worth but its what I heard.

Apple store agreed even the latest MacAir is not much faster/better because processor is still very similar, Storage / RAM are the largest changes so its hard to justify new Mac cost. They actually said if I could nurse battery as is and try others if they fail is probably the best way to address. It works fine charges to 100, counts cycles, but cuts out randomly under 20%. I still get good 4 hours use which is fine for me.

Ifixit has been extremely helpful and has offered to refund me so I have been happy with Ifixit and this guide was fully correct and will continue to use ifixit.

Jim Lukens -

How old are the current batteries being shipped in this kit?

wsanders1 - Contestar

Simple fix and done within 15 minutes. Power connector is slightly different than picture. Only need to slide out connector versus using spudger to pry up.

Will Shelhamer - Contestar

I used a battery from 2-power. Couple of comments in case it helps anyone:

- The battery looks identical to one I got from NewerTech, I suspect they are all manufactured in the same place. They have a habit of sticking the serial no sticker at the bottom, right where the trackpad is - my advice, move this - the tolerances are too fine and I had no end of problems until I did this.

- The 2-power battery came at 0% charge! This is not good for the cell chemistry and my suspicion is that because these laptops are now pretty old people are using up old stock that has been around a while. This means that the battery life will never be as good as the original. My NewerTech battery was pretty poor if I am honest, despite paying a premium price. We will see what the 2-power battery is like. YMMV

Andy Piper - Contestar

Actually the 2-power battery was charged, just that the one it was replacing was not. After resetting SMC and callibrating I get 3hrs45 on normal use and 3hrs movie watching.

Andy Piper -

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