Determining the price of a MacBook battery replacement does start with your MacBooks model year. Contrary to what you may have read on most tech websites, all MacBook batteries are replaceable. Whether or not you can do it yourself depends on the year of your MacBook. Most MacBooks Pros built before the middle of 2012 were fairly easy to replace. MacBook Pros built prior to the middle of 2012 were secured with a few screws. MacBook Pros built after 2012 were secured with industrial grade aerospace adhesive that requires heat, solvents and lots of courage to remove.
- MacBook Pro Late 2012 and newer, batteries start at $189
- MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and older, batteries average around $119
Regardless of the year, most MacBook Air batteries are much simpler to replace, and as a result are much more repair friendly. No industrial adhesive, only five torx screws hold in most MacBook Air batteries.
- MacBook Air 13 2010 through 2017, batteries start around $119.
There is no simple answer to how much it will exactly cost to repair an Apple MacBook. There are many generations and variations of the MacBook, creating a range of repairs from as inexpensive as $29 to as expensive as $849. In order to try and make repairing your MacBook less intimating, we have made a specific repair page for each MacBook repair that we offer, so whether you have a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or the MacBook you should be able to find the repair price on the website. Each repair center is different, so we will discuss the repairs that we will perform at Gophermods for your mac.