New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - How can I replace a broken battery coin slot?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
just_left_pc

 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posts: 3
just_left_pc is on a distinguished road

just_left_pc is offline
I have a black Macbook that's a month past it's 3 year AppleCare warranty. I was removing my battery the other day to replace it and the coin slot just snapped clean off. The thing is just a cheap plastic circle, so I'd hate to pay any considerable amount of money to replace it. Can you get a replacement part for it and how do I go about repairing it?

Thanks in advance!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,273
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
I don't know if you can just replace the broken coin slot. Probably not. Anyway, do a search on eBay or go to one of the several on line service centers for Mac or DIY and see if you can locate a replacement.

Try here

And here

As a last resort, try your local Apple store.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
just_left_pc

 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posts: 3
just_left_pc is on a distinguished road

just_left_pc is offline
thanks!! i'll try that ...and keep you posted
QUOTE Thanks
just_left_pc

 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posts: 3
just_left_pc is on a distinguished road

just_left_pc is offline
it looks like i'll have to replace the whole bottom case...Apple doesn't sell JUST that piece
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,273
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Yeah, that's what I figured also. Give eBay a try - you may be able to pick up an entire bottom case for much less than what Apple will charge.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Weird noise in my Macbook Pro | Hard Drive spins loud on Black MacBook »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Battery Problem- very confusing! Izzy Apple Notebooks 1 11-10-2008 02:09 AM
Toothpick broken sim tray slot "very tiny hole" wazzzupw iPhone Hardware and Accessories 8 01-30-2008 11:12 AM
broken thing on pci slot lisamel Apple Desktops 4 01-19-2008 04:10 PM
PB G4 Memory Slot Failure - If ram is only in the top (good) slot will the pb run ok? stellarman28 Apple Notebooks 3 08-13-2007 04:05 AM
dead RAM slot knucklehead13 Apple Notebooks 2 01-21-2007 03:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?