Where is Apple heading to? do you think it is fair to make it a difficult task to replace the battery of a laptop?
Well, I think it is not fair at all.
It seems that Apple are deliberately using a weird screw format (“Tri-Wing”) so that the battery cannot be easily changed.
Thanks to the guys at iFixit I learnt how to do it myself: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Replacing+MacBook+Unibody+Model+A1342+Battery/1667/1
This is an amazing guide.
The difficult bit was to find the screw-driver, after some visits to specialized shops I could find it in a Nintendo specialist small shop, because the Tri-Wing is also used for Nintendo, and for little more in this planet, so it seems, after the time it took me to find it.
Dear Sirs at Apple: Please be more friendly when designing the engineering solutions to do simple tasks as to replace the battery. This is normally something an 8-year old should be able to do. And when I go to the shop, they tell me that it will cost €30-40 (around $50) for a technician to do it. Excuse me, to do what? to unscrew two screws? just because they put an unusual head format (Tri-Wing) without a given reason.
You must be joking!!!!
Apple please reconsider. This is not the way.
Signed: An Apple fan (I have owned more than 10 Apple products so far, and would like to keep doing it!)