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Old 07-11-2009, 08:13 PM
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Default 15 inch Macbook Pro Battery Replacement

I have a 15 inch Macbook Pro that I got back in January of 2007. I need to get a new battery because, the original battery no longer holds a charge. Where would you recommend I get a new battery from?
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:34 AM
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Apple?

They would be the most reliable for this. There are aftermarket manufacturers out there too ... as would be seen with a simple search in Google.

But ... here is one result. That is about as cheap as you will find, but you will also see that you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:47 PM
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I have heard that the aftermarket manufactures from 3rd parties offer batteries that last longer than the batteries that Apple sells. But I'm not sure if that is true or just a myth. Would you recommend getting the battery directly from Apple or from a 3rd party or does it really matter?
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:59 PM
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Yeah, I'm having the same issue. We have a discussion going on at gdgt about it actually, if you're interested (pimpage!).

I'm just going to get a new one from Apple.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:45 PM
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Yeah I think I am just going to go ahead and get a new battery from Apple. According to istat pro the battery health is at 33%. I have 468 cycle counts with full charge capacity at 1900 mAh. My laptop just shuts down with no warning in less than 10 min running off of the battery. The original battery has last me 2.5 years. Hopefully the next battery will last me at least another 2.5 years. By then I will be due for a new laptop.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:21 AM
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Criticism I have heard of the after market batteries (and this seems more relevant to Apple than ones I have bought/used for IBM Thinkpads in the past) is that they are rated lasting longer, but seem to discharge faster.

Now, this could be because the laptop hasn't been recalibrate to the new battery, or it could just be shoddy battery construction.

Be thankful you don't have a Macbook Air - no user replaceable battery there.
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Yeah, I'm having the same issue. We have a discussion going on at gdgt about it actually, if you're interested (pimpage!).

I'm just going to get a new one from Apple.
I have Apple Care, but not sure if the battery is covered. Are you getting yours as a warranty replacement?
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Battery is covered under a one year warranty with Apple including if you got extended Apple Care and it has to fail their battery diagnostic in order to be covered.

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Old 07-20-2009, 04:42 PM
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Battery is covered under a one year warranty with Apple including if you got extended Apple Care and it has to fail their battery diagnostic in order to be covered.
Cool. Thanks for the info. I'll take it to the local Apple distributor and see if they can test it for me.
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