MacBook A1466 Battery Replacement

Macbook Batteries are designed for long-lasting operation. Especially pre 2017 models, where we can easily expect 3-5 year battery life. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for the new USB-C type Macbooks, we see them after just 2 years coming for battery replacements.

Battery replacement on these models is a straightforward procedure, due to the simple design of the Macbook Air itself. These batteries are held in place with 5 screws and that’s it.

Macbook A1466 Battery Replacement procedure

We have explained it multiple times in our previous Macbook Battery Repair cases, but worth mentioning it here too. There are lots of battery sellers on places such as eBay and Aliexpress. Unfortunately, all of these batteries are low-quality replicas of genuine ones. Price is a clear indication of the quality of the battery. Replacement batteries under 200$ are certainly low performing batteries. Usually, we cannot expect more than a year operational out of them. Caused mainly due to low performing cells, which gets flagged by the SMC controller. Causing batteries to be disabled by the system, thus causing the system to stop charging.

We have a sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine, and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic boards repairs. With thousands of components in stock, we quickly locate and replace failed components!


Replacing the battery with a high-quality and reliable battery is a must. Especially for harsher Australian environments where if the laptop overheats, there are protections in place to avoid any fire hazard.

Successful Macbook A1466 Battery Replacement

We run a couple of cycles of charge and discharge to ensure the battery is fully operational and reliable.

We are so pleased to see these Macbooks in circulation after so many years. This one had such a back hit on it is corner and there is no damage whatsoever to the screen. Another prime example how reliable these magnetic charger models are.

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!

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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.