Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro
Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro
This 68-watt rechargeable lithium polymer battery is compatible only with the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Ratings & Reviews
Follow the Directions
I have two of these batteries and they provide power for three to four hours each. Performance and life are achieved by following I have two of these batteries and they provide power for three to four hours each. Performance and life are achieved by following the instructions in the Help section. Calibrate the battey once a month per the instructions, and don't leave it plugged in all the time. If you constantly use the power cord, remove the battery so it doesn't over charge. If you do these two things you'll get long life. …
- Written by Robert W from Seminole
1798 of 2187 people found this useful
Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!
After nine months of constantly using my MacBook Pro 17, the system recently started to shut down unexpectedly, Now the battery ca After nine months of constantly using my MacBook Pro 17, the system recently started to shut down unexpectedly, Now the battery casing is expanding and buckling and will not hold a charge. The effective life cycle with other rechargeable battery systems I have used seems to be about the same.
I was concerned about additional damage or safety hazard so I removed the battery. I called Apple Support and they agreed without dispute to send a replacement under warranty at no charge. Apple is still the best overall computer experience I have had!
- Written by Randall G from Corona
1359 of 1699 people found this useful
Just 3 years, and the computer was shutting itself down auto. The battery life was declining day by day, which was a worry, as new Just 3 years, and the computer was shutting itself down auto. The battery life was declining day by day, which was a worry, as new one cost £100. Yesterday, disaster. My MacBook Pro was wobbling on the desk. The battery was swollen. My God. I was in shock.
Apple, you must sort this swelling out. It has really annoyed me, as now I've got to pay out.
Other remarks - the battery is way too hot. I even saw someone on the internet fry an egg on it!!!
Shame, as I love Apple products in general, and though this has annoyed me, I still do support Apple, as it's the best on the market for designers. …
- Written by Jacek W from Blackpool
619 of 677 people found this useful
I'd give this 0 stars if I could
There is something wrong with either these batteries, or specific models of 17" MBPs that causes these things to fail and swell up There is something wrong with either these batteries, or specific models of 17" MBPs that causes these things to fail and swell up at an absurd rate. I am now considering whether a fourth replacement is even worth it at this point. Can someone please file a class action against Apple for this widespread problem already? …
- Written by Justin L from Wilmington
2 of 2 people found this useful
Another bulging battery
This has to stop. Terrible that these batteries don't last at the price point.
- Written by David F from Del Mar
3 of 3 people found this useful
Second bulging battery
I agree with the others. This is major design flaw. I'm now looking at purchasing my third replacement battery. I wish Apple would I agree with the others. This is major design flaw. I'm now looking at purchasing my third replacement battery. I wish Apple would address this issue. It would also be great to simply use the notebook without the battery without taking a processor hit. …
- Written by John P from Brooklyn
8 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What is the warranty on this battery?
- Asked by Michelle G from Queenscliff
charging battery for the first time
- Asked by Alam H
Just plug in your ac adapter and use the computer. Ensure the battery if fully charged before using Just plug in your ac adapter and use the computer. Ensure the battery if fully charged before using it on battery power and let it drain all the way down before the next charge. From then on, use the battery about once a week till it is all the way down and you are getting those "Save your work now" messages" and let it charge all the way up again. You can use the computer while it is charging. All of this is from the a recent Genius Bar appointment where they told me my battery was failing for lack of use and that it had a very low number of cycles on it and that was not good for it. …
- Answered by Jeffery S from Denton
*Urgent help please..Is this battery compatible with MacBook Pro 17" (2008) A1261 ????
- Asked by Ronaye T from Uxbridge
Will this fit a macbook pro 15" a1286?
- Asked by Jason H from Peoria
I bought my apple at apple.com in december 2007. Will this battery work for me?
- Asked by Nadine C
This battery could be the one you need, shutdown or hibernate your Mac, remove the battery and on th This battery could be the one you need, shutdown or hibernate your Mac, remove the battery and on the "inside" pretty much dead center will be the "Model No.". If this is your battery, the model number should be A1175. …
- Answered by James K from Pickerington
how long does a battery last on a macbook (aluminium)
- Asked by Michelle S from Sudbury
Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU o Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU or GPU. So as long as you are doing basic things like e-mail, web surfing, etc you should get decent life out of it. Also turning down brightness, running only 1 program at a time, and turning off bluetooth will all help preserve battery life. Also running it in cycles and using a battery keeper program will help to extend the life. I am a photographer and if I am doing light photo editing I can pull 2-4 hours out of this battery as long as I adhere to the aforementioned guidelines. …
- Answered by Michael S from Paramus