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Macbook battery replacement

Postby slmkhoo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:08 am

My daughter's Macbook Pro Retina (purchased June 2013) needs a replacement battery. Does anyone have a recommendation of a place which is reliable and not too expensive? I believe that Mac batteries are pretty costly. Thanks!

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:33 am

slmkhoo wrote:My daughter's Macbook Pro Retina (purchased June 2013) needs a replacement battery. Does anyone have a recommendation of a place which is reliable and not too expensive? I believe that Mac batteries are pretty costly. Thanks!


You should get a quote from Apple first. Then go to Sim Lim Square to get it fixed.

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby hquek » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:10 am

will the batteries be the same? Considering news of batteries that emit more than electric power these days, I would be wary.

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby slmkhoo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:42 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
slmkhoo wrote:My daughter's Macbook Pro Retina (purchased June 2013) needs a replacement battery. Does anyone have a recommendation of a place which is reliable and not too expensive? I believe that Mac batteries are pretty costly. Thanks!


You should get a quote from Apple first. Then go to Sim Lim Square to get it fixed.

Any specific shops that you can recommend? We would like to get an original battery, but wonder if other shops would be cheaper than the Apple store, but still reliable. My husband already has a quote from Apple, I believe. We are mainly Windows users, and this is the only Mac we have ever owned!

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby schweppes » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:45 am

slmkhoo wrote:My daughter's Macbook Pro Retina (purchased June 2013) needs a replacement battery. Does anyone have a recommendation of a place which is reliable and not too expensive? I believe that Mac batteries are pretty costly. Thanks!


I'm not sure on their pricing for servicing but they are Apple's authorised service centres in Sg. Can ask for a quote

https://locate.apple.com/sg/en/service/ ... dress=City

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:09 pm

slmkhoo wrote:Any specific shops that you can recommend? We would like to get an original battery, but wonder if other shops would be cheaper than the Apple store, but still reliable. My husband already has a quote from Apple, I believe. We are mainly Windows users, and this is the only Mac we have ever owned!


The safest would be to go back to Apple. If you go elsewhere, it will be difficult to guarantee you get an original, or it may be original but was actually taken out from another Macbook.

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby schweppes » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:49 pm

Slmkhoo, is your girl's laptop on AppleCare? If still under warranty, may be able to get free replacement

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby slmkhoo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:09 pm

schweppes wrote:Slmkhoo, is your girl's laptop on AppleCare? If still under warranty, may be able to get free replacement

Batteries aren't covered by warranty, and the warranty just ran out in June!

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby lexis » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:58 am

I used Fynd to replace the battery on my 5 year old MBP a few months ago.. still working ok.

https://www.getfynd.com/

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Re: Macbook battery replacement

Postby Lucky Cat GP Guru » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:10 am

lexis wrote:I used Fynd to replace the battery on my 5 year old MBP a few months ago.. still working ok.

https://www.getfynd.com/


Interesting business model. Thanks for sharing :smile:

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