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

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

First, How do I find the Model number of the Mac?  I entered the serial number and the model number didn't come up

And

Is this something I can do being technically challenged?

Thanks

Rick

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

Thank you so very much!!

Rick

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

Hi Tom,

To be clear...there is only one battery, the same battery, for all Late 2011 15" Macbook Pros?

Thanks

Rick

Tom_N wrote:

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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Re: How to find model # and Replacing battery for Macbook PRO 15" Late 2011
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Bejersey wrote:

Hi Tom,

To be clear...there is only one battery, the same battery, for all Late 2011 15" Macbook Pros?

Thanks

Rick

As far as I know, there is only one type of battery for all 15" Late 2011 MacBook Pros.  If you are uncertain about compatibility, I would suggest contacting Other World Computing (or whatever other vendor you might be thinking about ordering a battery from).

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