Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

A$160.00

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 754 reviews

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Product Information

  • This 68-watt rechargeable lithium polymer battery is compatible only with the 17-inch MacBook Pro.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Follow the Directions

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Seminole

    1829 of 2220 people found this useful

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  • Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Corona

    1380 of 1721 people found this useful

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  • Swollen Battery

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Blackpool

    627 of 688 people found this useful

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  • Battery Exploded

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Clearly there is a problem with this design. My battery also expanded and blew out of the computer and I now must spent $130 to re Clearly there is a problem with this design. My battery also expanded and blew out of the computer and I now must spent $130 to replace.

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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  • You get what you pay for

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This evening my 3.5 year old Lap top flashed up with "replace soon" in the battery tab.
    My Macbook pro gets used non stop, I mea This evening my 3.5 year old Lap top flashed up with "replace soon" in the battery tab.
    My Macbook pro gets used non stop, I mean, it's turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    For £109 you can't beat it.
    When it was new I could over 10 hours charge in it which did a whole day at the office, now I'm a housewife and I use it to surf the internet, watch movies etc on. It gets a good 8 hours use a day still and I get 3 hours watching films or playing games out of a full charge.
    I cannot understand how people can give the battery a poor review when you get quality like this.

    When I used to have HP and Compaq lap tops I had 3 hours when they were new and 1 hour charge by the time they were a year old, by 18 months you had t have it plugged in full time or fork out £60 for a battery.
    Proof that you get what you pay for.

    • Written by from thurgoona
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  • Battery design

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Went to use my MBP one day and couldn't figure out why it was not sitting level on my desk. I turned it over and found the battery Went to use my MBP one day and couldn't figure out why it was not sitting level on my desk. I turned it over and found the battery was swelled up and bursting from the body. I thought I was the only one to have this problem, until reading these reviews. Do not plug the laptop in unless the battery is completely drained. Prolonged power will destroy the battery. Sad situation.

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    15 of 15 people found this useful

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Questions & Answers

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  • Best Answer:

    Of course you can. It is recommended however, that you take the Macbook off the charger as soon as i Of course you can. It is recommended however, that you take the Macbook off the charger as soon as it reaches a full charge so as not to shorten the life of your battery. Leaving it plugged in constantly can actually damage the battery long term.

    • Answered by Steven H from Southaven
    • 13/03/2014
  • Best Answer:

    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
    • 25/05/2011
  • Best Answer:

    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
    • 11/10/2010