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swede
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6519 posts since 21/3/09

posted 30 Nov 2017 22:11, edited 30 Nov 2017 22:11
https://www.ifixit.com/Kits/Macbook-Pro-Retina-Battery-Kits

did this 2 weeks ago. takes an hour or so. pretty easy
Peregrine
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983 posts since 17/6/09

1 Dec 2017 00:06
Put my MacBook Pro charger in my suitcase, left it on the train. £90 to replace Evil
toin
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1451 posts since 1/4/13

posted 1 Dec 2017 11:13, edited 1 Dec 2017 11:13
A cheaper off brand charger would have served you just as well I think. Have had my fair share of chargers and even the real apple ones break down in 1.5-2 years.
Brad
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4989 posts since 20/6/01

posted 1 Dec 2017 17:21, edited 1 Dec 2017 17:21
too right, with 3 kids and other stupid hangers-on, my cables last no time, this has been a good MBP lead so far. (they do the 85W version as well)
schtoop
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12770 posts since 9/4/07

2 Dec 2017 12:30
swede wrote: https://www.ifixit.com/Kits/Macbook-Pro-Retina-Battery-Kits

did this 2 weeks ago. takes an hour or so. pretty easy

you love a DIY job
swede
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6519 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2017 13:16
I just resent paying someone else for something I can do myself. I dunno about you but I really don't find following a guide and undoing some screws that challenging at all

plus it is a fucking inconvenience dropping them to a shop and being without phone/laptop for a few days. doing it yourself is just so much better
schtoop
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12770 posts since 9/4/07

2 Dec 2017 14:00
The only reason I say that is because does it not bother you having Apple products full of unofficial parts? I think it would bother me, I'm not totally convinced on the DIY ethos when you fixed your iPhone yourself and the home button stopped working…
swede
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6519 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2017 14:16
worrying about unoffical parts Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud its not a fucking rolex. my mac and my iphone are work/communication tools, no one gives a fuck if it has a 3rd party battery. I have never had a problem with an apple part supplied by ifixit, one of the largest 3rd party suppliers in the world (ifixit is valued at $21M). you are just being bent over by apple, believing all this shite about "official" parts Laughing out loud there are plenty of suppliers with high quality components

the home button worked fine on the iphone, just not the touch ID (the touch ID chips are encrypted by apple and can only be replaced by them). if I had your attitude I probably would have paid apple £80 to fix my phone, only to sell it for £200 a few months later. I just bought a new home button for £3.95 and replaced it myself and lived without touch ID, before selling it for £200……. each to their own though i guess