January 21st, 2008

sheriff lenin Ленин

$129 из воздуха

Apple has announced its intent to offer a MacBook Air Out-of-Warranty Battery Replacement Program, which promises authorized replacements for US $129. The mail-in repair process normally takes 5 business days, the company says.

Во как! Хотя, на самом деле, there are no special tools or knowledge required to swap out the MacBook Air's battery, which Apple has billed its "thinnest ever" in a product. Instead, the process requires a single size-0 type philips screwdriver and some diligence. Once flipped upside down, the MacBook Air's bottom cover is easily unscrewed and removed, providing immediate access to the battery cavity. From there, the battery can be unscrewed from the chassis with the same screwdriver and unplugged from the circuit board with a simple tug - it's not soldered to the board. The entire process, according to those in the known, can be completed by any service technician in as little as three minutes.

High-quality photos and notes on Apple's new MacBook Air, © AppleInsider