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    Default How can I get my battery out if my MacBook

    So I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook and I'm trying to take off the battery to upgrade hdd and ram but the battery doesn't have the white tab to pull on. How should i get the battery out safely?
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    Default Re: How can I get my battery out if my MacBook

    Quote Originally Posted by dcjose48 View Post
    So I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook and I'm trying to take off the battery to upgrade hdd and ram but the battery doesn't have the white tab to pull on. How should i get the battery out safely?
    Have you looked at iFixit.com?

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    Default How can I get my battery out if my MacBook

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Have you looked at iFixit.com?

    I checked it out but doesn't apply to me bc it has the white tab to pull out the battery.
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    Default Re: How can I get my battery out if my MacBook

    So the question becomes: how is the battery secured inside the MacBook? You didn’t specify which MackBook model you have... and there were different mechanisms for securing/retaining the battery in place. Lacking the pull tab, is it possible that the battery is glued in (doubtful, but possible)? Or are there retaining clips/screws holding it in place? Have you tried GENTLY prying it up with a spudger?

    Not really sure how to help or what to suggest... except to start with precisely which MacBook model is it?
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    Default Re: How can I get my battery out if my MacBook

    Does your macbook not have the battery removal tab period? Or is it damaged and the tab is missing?
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