Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

A$ 160.00

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

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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

    1775 of 2158 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Follow the Directions
  • 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

    1340 of 1676 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!
  • 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

    612 of 670 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Swollen Battery
  • What can I say about Mac Batteries... they're great balloons!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Currently on the 4th battery since purchase of my MacBook Pro new in 2006! The batteries are good when they work but at the price Currently on the 4th battery since purchase of my MacBook Pro new in 2006! The batteries are good when they work but at the price Apple charge for them I'm disappointed they do not come with a length of string to hold on to them when they inflate like a balloon. Now seriously, I can accept a battery naturally depleting to at the end of its life but to expand like they do when they come to end of life is just unacceptable. Very disappointing from an expensive 'supposedly' quality product. Oh and even my Late 2011 MacBook Pro battery has got a bump on it now despite it registering good health! This bump now interferes with the track pad rendering 'click' inoperable... Come on Apple sort it out!

    • Written by from Colchester
    Was this useful? What can I say about Mac Batteries... they're great balloons!
  • How can Apple not make this right?

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Now the 3rd one to bulge. Once the trackpad button stops working, you are out of luck and have a potential explosion on your hand Now the 3rd one to bulge. Once the trackpad button stops working, you are out of luck and have a potential explosion on your hands. I am going to do the puncture method on my newly trashed battery and post it on YouTube with the countless others just to keep the discussion alive. Apple should fix this and provide free replacement batteries that actually last longer than 2 years.

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? How can Apple not make this right?
  • bulging, bent battery case.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had to replace this battery 3 times. Every single one had the same problem. Even with proper battery care and cycling, every I've had to replace this battery 3 times. Every single one had the same problem. Even with proper battery care and cycling, every one has failed miserably. At around 225 cycles or about a year and a half, every battery I've had has stopped holding a charge and starts to bulge--breaking out of its own casing. A terrible battery... especially for the price.

    • Written by from Pincourt

    16 of 16 people found this useful

    Was this useful? bulging, bent battery case.

Questions & Answers

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  • 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