MacBook Air battery replacement

After four years of daily use our MacBook Air informed us that it needed a battery replacement. That’s kind of nice to know, in particular as it still feels speedy and otherwise just works.

A new battery isn’t that expensive and according to iFixit it appeared to be quite easy to replace it. I needn’t to worry, it was actually super simple, given appropriate tools:

  • Remove 10 screws from bottom case
  • Open case
  • Disconnect battery
  • Remove 5 screws from battery
  • Swap battery
  • Reassemble everything back together
  • Job done.

Although I cannot guarantee that it works for you as well, I would do it again.

Here are a few pictures of the surgery:

Lower case with screws removed
Old battery pack
New battery pack


For attribution, please cite this work as:

Markus Gesmann (Jul 21, 2015) MacBook Air battery replacement. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation:

@misc{ 2015-macbook-air-battery-replacement,
 author = { Markus Gesmann },
 title = { MacBook Air battery replacement },
 url = { },
 year = { 2015 }
 updated = { Jul 21, 2015 }