Yes. Price and availability do depend on the model year of your MacBook. 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 unit. If the MacBook is built before the middle of 2012, these batteries are fairly easy to replace. Models built prior to the middle of 2012 were secured with a few screws. Units built after 2012 were secured with an industrial-grade aerospace adhesive that requires heat, solvents, and lots of courage to remove.
- Pro Late 2012 and newer, batteries start at $189
- Pro Mid 2012 and older, batteries average around $149
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 batteries.
- MacBook Air batteries start around $149
There is no simple answer to how much it will exactly cost to repair. 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 laptop less intimating, we have made a specific repair page for each model that we offer, so whether you have a Pro, 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.