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Terrible Replacement Battery For Macbook Pro 15 inch 2015 From iFixit

I recently replaced the battery for my 2015 Macbook Pro 15 inch. I bought the battery from iFixit which I totally regret, because it is a piece of trash. My battery after a usage of 4.5 years was about 2 hours, and after replacing the battery from iFixit I still get 2 hours. The problem is that the percentage stays at 80% or 70% for a while and suddenly drop to 7%. My previous battery never had this issue, so I paid $110 for a lower performance battery. Also when I close the lid, the battery doesn’t hold the charge at all. When I saw the reviews on iFixit website, I thought that I will be getting a great product. It wasn’t the case, and lesson learned.

I will never buy a battery from iFixit again.

Update: I finally found a perfect battery

Replacing Macbook Pro 15″ Retina Battery 2015 By Myself From iFixit

After 4.5 years of using Macbook Pro 15″ Retina 2015, my battery started to drain really fast. It doesn’t last more than 1.5 hour. I decided to buy a new battery from ifixit.com and replace it myself. When I saw the process of 74 steps to replace the battery on ifixit.com I was worried that I won’t be able to do it myself. While reading the comments I found out that there is a much easier method to replace the battery. That method is so simple that anyone can do it. The process requires the following

1- Thread, Dental Floss, or Fishing Line

2- iFixit Adhesive Remover

3- Angled Tweezers

All you have to do is apply the adhesive remover around each battery and move the laptop so the adhesive goes under the battery. Use the thread with angled tweezers to have the thread goes under the battery. Hold each side of the thread on each hand and go back and forth until you cut the glue between the aluminium chassis and the battery.

Watch this video to know exactly what I did