A1398 15″ Macbook Storage Upgrade and Battery Replacement

These 2015 A1398 15″ Macbooks are great machines. One of their kind Macbooks with still upgradable storage. Unlike new Macbooks which cannot be upgraded and owners are stuck with a stock the shelf configuration.

It is another way how Apple and other manufacturers phase off couple-year-old devices and limit upgradability and longevity.

A1398 15″ Macbook Storage Upgrade Process

This Macbook is running constantly out of space and it is not convenient for the owner to keep offloading data from it. Especially when Windows and macOS are running side by side.

A1398 15" Macbook Storage Upgrade
A1398 15″ Macbook Storage Upgrade

Storage on these models is not a standard NVME drive, so we need to get a compatible drive. Apple doesn’t sell these drives anymore, so we need to get around it.

Macbook & Laptop Repair in Adelaide include a couple of simple steps:

  1. Quote for the repair before any work is done, online or over the phone.
  2. Free pick up in Adelaide for eligible repairs. Alternatively, book an appointment to drop in for a quick assessment while you wait if happy with the received cost idea.
  3. Have a look in front of the customer and confirm the repair cost while the assessment is done.
  4. Diagnostic while repairing the equipment. This involves part testing/replacing and component repairing as we progress through the repair.
    If the repair cost has to change, we confirm with the client and give an option to cancel the repair if exceeds the customer’s budget. Diagnostic fees apply!
  5. Repairing the device within the initially agreed or approved amended cost and ensuring everything works as expected. Plus 30 Days warranty and support.
  6. Returning repaired system back, or pick it up from our workshop at the pre-arranged time.

Replacing the drive requires taking the macbook apart, fitting new drive and installing fresh operating system. In this case we also had to preserve customers software, applications and data as there was lots of licensed software there.

A1398 15" Macbook Storage Upgrade
A1398 15″ Macbook Storage Upgrade

With fitted new drive, we can go ahead and transfer the data and applications accross.

A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement Process

Another common issue with Laptops and Macbooks which work on a desk and are under heat pressure.This heat pressure to the system is so severe that it pops the cover of the Macbook.

A1398 15" Macbook Battery Replacement
A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement

In this Macbook’s case we can clearly see how the bottom cover of it is not closing prioperly due to expanding battery.

As soon as we take the bottom cover, we can quickly identify that cells have degragded and are in a flamable state.

Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect of such repairs.
In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.

A1398 15" Macbook Battery Replacement
A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement

If left unattended these LiPo battery pouches can burst and cause serious harm or fire. Also a battery in this condition will not hold charge for more than an hour. Additionally this models cannot turn on if the battery isw completely empty even when they are on a charger.

A1398 15" Macbook Battery Replacement
A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement

This process of replacing Boughed A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Batteries requires a delicate process of separating the glue from the batteries. If the battery poiuched gets pierced, there is a high riask of releasing a toxic smoke. or igniting a spark.

A1398 15" Macbook Battery Replacement
A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement

Taking out the battery is a challenge, but now out of the case it is matter of gluing the nw battery in,

These cells are glued with a strong adhesive, which doesnt give easy, especially with bouged up cells.

A1398 15" Macbook Battery Replacement
A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement

We glue in a brand new battery with a high quality cells, These cells should get going this brilliant Macbook for another 5-6 years.

A1398 15" Macbook Battery Replacement
A1398 15″ Macbook Battery Replacement

Also the battery notification of “Service Recommended” has dissaperaed with a new Macbook Battery.

Successful A1398 15″ Macbook Repair

A1398 15" Macbook with a new battery
A1398 15″ Macbook with a new battery

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Apple Mac or Macbook is causing trouble and need a Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your device repaired.

Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Apple Mac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry via Text us via Whatsapp MessengerWhatsApp or Text us via Facebook MesengerMessenger
Our engineers will respond quickly to your query.

Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Macbooks having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Macbooks we repair. Check some of our Macbook Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half Macbook cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned Macbook from polluting our one and only Planet.