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Good question!
 
For some reason Apple decided to glue the battery cells to the top case in this system. Apple does not sell the battery pack alone only as part of the top case assembly (P/N 661-6532) which is quite expensive! (around: $180 used & $600 new).
For some reason Apple decided to glue the battery cells to the top case in this system. Apple does not sell the battery pack alone only as part of the top case assembly (P/N 661-6532) which is quite expensive! (around: $180 used & $600 new).
 
ThereApple does not sell the battery pack alone only as part of the top case assembly (P/N 661-6532) which is quite expensive! (around: $180 used & $600 new).

There
are a few dealers of the battery unit alone (as reference:[http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/15-inch-MacBook-Pro-battery-A1417-A1398-p/app-a1417.htm?gdftrk=gdfV22226_a_7c1247_a_7c5356_a_7cAPP_d_A1417|LaptopBatteryExpressalone. As reference: [http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/15-inch-MacBook-Pro-battery-A1417-A1398-p/app-a1417.htm?gdftrk=gdfV22226_a_7c1247_a_7c5356_a_7cAPP_d_A1417|LaptopBatteryExpress] for around $130. If

If
you do try swapping the battery be very careful! Make sure the battery is discharged, use a adjustable temp heat gun to soften the glueglue, a set of plastic spatulas and lastly have a chemical fire extinguisher handy! You may need it if you pierce a cell.
ThereApple does not sell the battery pack alone only as part of the top case assembly (P/N 661-6532) which is quite expensive! (around: $180 used & $600 new).

There
are a few dealers of the battery unit alone (as reference:[http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/15-inch-MacBook-Pro-battery-A1417-A1398-p/app-a1417.htm?gdftrk=gdfV22226_a_7c1247_a_7c5356_a_7cAPP_d_A1417|LaptopBatteryExpressalone. As reference: [http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/15-inch-MacBook-Pro-battery-A1417-A1398-p/app-a1417.htm?gdftrk=gdfV22226_a_7c1247_a_7c5356_a_7cAPP_d_A1417|LaptopBatteryExpress] for around $130. If

If
you do try swapping the battery be very careful! Make sure the battery is discharged, use a adjustable temp heat gun to soften the glueglue, a set of plastic spatulas and lastly have a chemical fire extinguisher handy! You may need it if you pierce a cell.

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Original post by: Dan ,

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Good question!

For some reason Apple decided to glue the battery cells to the top case in this system. Apple does not sell the battery pack alone only as part of the top case assembly (P/N 661-6532) which is quite expensive! (around: $180 used & $600 new).

There are a few dealers of the battery unit alone (as reference:[http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/15-inch-MacBook-Pro-battery-A1417-A1398-p/app-a1417.htm?gdftrk=gdfV22226_a_7c1247_a_7c5356_a_7cAPP_d_A1417|LaptopBatteryExpress] for around $130. If you do try swapping the battery be very careful! Make sure the battery is discharged, use a adjustable temp heat gun to soften the glue and lastly have a chemical fire extinguisher handy! You may need it if you pierce a cell.

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