I will be buying a battery from you and using your instructions. I just installed a new CD/DVD using your instructions and 1) I feel like I owe you something and 2) Although more expensive, I have the confidence your battery will work. My current battery is the original with 1399 cycles in 7.2 yrs. A tech buddy had bought me a replacement and I installed it. I had just installed a new OS and the kernel_task went going nuts, using 90% of the CPU. Hours on the phone with Apple did not resolve the issue. On a whim, I put the old battery back in and Voila! But I cannot risk my battery swelling and going south on me. I am also going to buy your installation tools. Yeah, I already have them. But you can never have enough tools…or beer. And you don’t sell beer.
Right as rain! The comments were especially helpful, although so many stories about stripping screws had me concerned..but I used pressure, care, and voila… success without heartache! I made a template to keep track of the screws and it was very helpful. I did note my mounting bracket was held on by Phillips #00…reattaching was the hardest part, but that could have to do with the fact that I am a disabled Vietnam Vet (yeah, do the math). Thank you so much.