Battery Replacement Becomes a Logic Board Issue. (I'm Suspicious)
I have a 13" Mackbook Pro (mid 2014).
I have never had a problem with it, but all of a sudden I started to get replace battery
warning on the laptop. To verify it was in fact the battery, I ran a diagnostics TechTool Pro 9.6.2 Build 3820 on the laptop. It confirmed that the battery needed replacement.
I didn't want to change the battery myself, so I did what every other non geek does and brought into the Apple store.
They sent it out, because for some unknown reason they don't do that in house.
I just got an email from them saying that the logic board has to be replaced at a cost of $475.
I work I.T for a living and have heard off and personally seen situations where consumers at the Apple store are misinformed and ripped off for diagnosis that are in fact wrong.
I told them to just replace the battery, They said no. I said ship it back.
I just purchased the battery kit from here and will do the job myself.
Anyone have any ideas here?
My ifixit battery kit came yesterday. I took out the hair blower and proceeded very carefully remove the battery. I did not use the liquid that came in the box. I put in the new battery, tested everything before sealing everything back up. I did NOT paste the batteries back to the laptop. (and I can't fathom why Apple glues them either, unless it's just to make money on the replacement labor) I used very small, thin foam that came with the new battery to make sure nothing rattled or moved.
Again, there was absolutely no symptoms of logic board failure or anything else wrong with the laptop.
This was, I believe, a flagrant attempt to get consumers to update. There simply is no other plausible explanation. This, I know has happened to other people.
I am going to show documentation and and email correspondence, and forward a complaint to the better business bureau and any one else I can think off.
Thanks for your help and FYI.
Just to give people the heads up, the MacBook pro hasn't had any random re-boots and everything is working well since I changed the battery.
No logic board issues.
Thank you ifixit!
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