Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Replacement

Batteries of newer Macbooks have an average lifespan of around 2 years. The main cause is heat trapped within, which degrades the cells much faster than usual.

We are pleasantly surprised today to receive an 8-year-old Macbook with a failed battery. That’s 8 years in service without a hiccup, marvellous machines they were.

Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Failure

Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Failure Cause

Often cause for these batteries to fail is heat. Dust trapped within the Macbook causes them to overheat and degrade cells faster.

Sometimes though, a faulty or an unstable charger can result in an on/off charge triggering which can degrade the battery quickly.

Macbook Pro A1502 Faulty Charger
Macbook Pro A1502 Faulty Charger

In fact, that is what happen to this Macbook. A faulty charger cable damaged the battery.

Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Replacement procedure

Battery replacement on these models as well as all Macbook Pro’s after 2012 requires safely removing glued in battery cells. These cells are highly toxic and explosive if handled incorrectly.

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.

Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Replacement
Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Replacement preparation

As a glued in part, these batteries need to be handled with care. So we took out the battery by prying it out carefully as Apple doesn’t use stretch-release pads. We had to go old school on it.

Macbook Pro A1502 Removed Battery
Macbook Pro A1502 Removed Battery

As seen, the battery is fitted with a strong adhesive, which makes removal of the battery without puncturing the cell pouches a very tricky job.

With the battery removed, the rest is easy. Of course, after we source a reliable supplier for these high-quality batteries. Due to Apple not selling them to individuals or independent repair shops, we have mentioned before how unreliable replica 100 bucks eBay batteries are.

Macbook Pro A1502 fitting a new battery
Macbook Pro A1502 fitting a new battery

Successful Macbook Pro A1502 Battery Replacement

With glued in new genuine battery, we are ready to run some tests to ensure the capacity and reliability of the battery.

No more Battery Service Recommended message on this lovely Adelaide based Macbook!

Macbook Pro A1502 No more battery Service Recommended notice
Macbook Pro A1502 No more battery Service Recommended notice

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.