MacBook Battery Service

Are you seeing the dreaded “Service Battery” message on your MacBook? When you get the “Service Battery” message on your MacBook, it means that the battery has reached its useful life and now needs to be replaced.

So how do you actually get rid of the MacBook Battery Service or Service Battery message?

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Are you seeing this message on your MacBook? It can be very annoying because your computer’s charge will not last very long.

The only way to actually get rid of that message is by replacing the battery on your MacBook. Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of that message by changing any settings.

All rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan and do eventually need to be serviced. Generally, Apple rates the batteries for 1,000 cycles meaning that you should in theory be able to take your battery from 100% down to 0% at least 1,000 times over the life of your computer.

In practice, this number varies on multiple factors such as whether or not your computer is always plugged in or if you’re always draining the battery down to 0% every time.

So now that your MacBook is showing the “Service Battery” message what do you do? It’s simple: you get it replaced. How? Bring it to us!

We offer 2 types of batteries for MacBooks. You have the option of getting OEM batteries or aftermarket versions. We have listed a few frequently asked questions that may help you decide which battery to get under the price chart below.

AftermarketOEM
MacBook Pro
13″/15″ non-retina model
$139$159
MacBook Pro
13″/15″ retina model
$249$299
MacBook Air
11″/13″
$149$189
MacBook
12″
$239$249

What is the difference between OEM & Aftermarket?

OEM batteries are batteries made by the Original Equipment Manufacturer, that is to say, the same manufacturer that Apple sources to build their batteries. Whereas the Aftermarket batteries are made and sold by third parties not affiliated with Apple in any way.

The batteries created by third-party manufacturers vary in terms of quality. We source our aftermarket batteries from reputable manufacturers that offer us a 1-year warranty on the battery. In terms of performance, the aftermarket batteries will have slightly less charge capacity than the OEM batteries but it might not be obvious to the everyday user.

Do I need an appointment for a MacBook Battery Service?

No, an appointment is not required. However, keep in mind that walk-ins are served on a first come, first serve basis.

What do you do with my old battery?

Trek PC believes in environmental sustainability, that’s why we recycle old MacBook batteries responsibly. Putting any battery in the trash is dangerous for the environment and those who live in it.

We are a member of the CWTA created recycling program.

How long does it take to do the MacBook Battery Service?

Depending on the model of your Mac it can take anywhere from 15 minutes – 2 hours to replace the battery for you. Feel free to give us a call with your model number and we’ll be more than happy to give you a rough estimate on time.

Keep in mind that our repairs are on a first come first serve basis unless you have an appointment.

How do I book an appointment for my service?

You can book an appointment by calling us at (604) 222-2655 or by going to our Book Appointment page for MacBook Battery Service. Alternatively, you can email us at vancouver@trekpc.ca. We can usually get you in on the same or next day.

Keep in mind that appointments are not required to get your MacBook battery serviced in our Vancouver location.

Do you have questions about the MacBook Battery Service?