How to find model # and Replacing battery for Macbook PRO 15" Late 2011

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Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 18,679
Re: How to find model # and Replacing battery for Macbook PRO 15" Late 2011

Bejersey wrote:

First, How do I find the Model number of the Mac?

There's no need to find the marketing model.  Vendor sites usually display compatibility information in terms of the model name (e.g., "iMac (27-inch, Late 2009") and the model identifier (i.e. "iMac11,1").

For instance, on the Other World Computing site, one finds

Other World Computing – Newer Technology NuPower Replacement Battery for MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early and Late 2011, Mid-2012

Is this something I can do being technically challenged?

The battery on your MacBook Pro isn't soldered in.  That makes things a lot easier than if you had any of the Retina laptops.

The manual for your machine doesn't speak of the battery as being user-replaceable, but it speaks of the hard drive as user-replaceable and the RAM as user-installable.  So there are instructions in the manual on how to open and replace the MacBook Pro's cover.

The Other World Computing site has a video on how to install a replacement battery, and I see that that their battery kit includes the Philips and Tri-Lobe screwdrivers that you will need.

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