Rechargeable Battery - 13-inch MacBook (Black)
Rechargeable Battery - 13-inch MacBook (Black)
This 55-watt rechargeable lithium polymer battery is compatible only with the black, 13-inch MacBook
Ratings & Reviews
I would just like to say....
that the battery on my brand new macbook also died within 5 months of me buying the laptop. Now, I calibrated the thing just like that the battery on my brand new macbook also died within 5 months of me buying the laptop. Now, I calibrated the thing just like the manual said, so no excuse there. And like everyone else, my battery died with no warning and no excuse. I think that when a company has this many people have the same complaint about a product, they should replace it or do a recall. And even if they don't read the reviews here, they know about it, as I know others have complained. I love my macbook, but it's battery is junk. Please, Apple, we would all appreciate some kind of response to this problem. …
- Written by Nicole C from MOUNT STERLING
2072 of 2353 people found this useful
I Love It
I bought a second one because I need it for long trips. I love it. BTW. If you need to replace your old one tehn call apple and te I bought a second one because I need it for long trips. I love it. BTW. If you need to replace your old one tehn call apple and tell them that your battery isent working well. They will send you a free one but you have to send them your old one back or you will be charged. …
- Written by Eric W from Westfield
1370 of 1616 people found this useful
Just as good in black....
The black battery seems to work quite well. It is identical to the battery that comes with the black Macbook and seems to work ju The black battery seems to work quite well. It is identical to the battery that comes with the black Macbook and seems to work just as well. Although not charged right out of the box, it takes a few hours of patience. By alternating the batteries, they last longer as well. Another Apple critique claimed that the batteries should be switched around every week. Seems to last around 2 to 3 hours. Maybe more depending upon your energy savings. I recommend this as quite essential. …
- Written by David M from Hopkins
537 of 752 people found this useful
This battery has issues.
I have had two of these begin to separate and swell on one end. The computer has been great but this battery is a piece of junk.
- Written by Mark R from LAKELAND
7 of 7 people found this useful
2 Batteries From Apple, 1 From Third Party: Expensive=Better, Unfortunately
Bought our black MacBook in 2006. It gets heavy daily use, and has been upgraded with an SSD and more memory. The original battery Bought our black MacBook in 2006. It gets heavy daily use, and has been upgraded with an SSD and more memory. The original battery lasted for several years, and recorded around 1,000 charge cycles before getting so bad (<2hrs) that I replaced it with a new Apple battery at the ruinous $130 price. The replacement battery lasted several more years, and well over 1,000 cycles, before needing replacement again - so far, so good. You can't complain about that kind of life, even if you don't like the price.
But that time, I thought, "Whew, I won't pay that big price again!" I found a 3rd party battery from OWC that promised better life than stock and cost a lot less - I think $80 or $90. So I smiled and got that. That was less than two years ago, only a few hundred charge cycles, and already the life is deteriorating. It's down to about 2 1/2hrs. At this rate, it will need to be replaced within the next 6 months or so. Was the cheaper price worth it? I'm thinking not. When I replace, it will be with an Apple battery in spite of the price.
Irritating - I know that by comparison, I'm "getting what I'm paying for". But does it have to cost so much? Anyway, be advised - in spite of the steep price, the stock Apple battery may be the best solution for your Macbook. …
- Written by Reid S from Solomons
6 of 6 people found this useful
Battery has swollen. Has popped the track pad off the uni body and deformed the bottom of the laptop.
- Written by rich G from affton
6 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Replacement MacBook Rechargeable Battery 13-inch: What is the CYCLE COUNT LIMIT for this replacement battery? My original battery has a limit of 1000
- Asked by Robert K from Western Springs
Hi Apple, I would like to know if this battery is compatible with my 13-inch Late 2007 MacBook Thanks for your support
- Asked by Lorena S from Caracas
How many cycle charges for MacBook White battery?
- Asked by Ben H from Stonewall
My cycle count was slightly above 350 when it began to tell me I should consider replacing it. It is My cycle count was slightly above 350 when it began to tell me I should consider replacing it. It is now over 400 and telling me I should replace it soon. I intend to do so. I have a habit of letting it almost completely discharge before recharging it. I have had this unit for over 4 years and it has been my principal home computer. …
- Answered by Charles V G from Flagler Beach
can i use a 85w magsafe to charge my black macbook?
- Asked by Reid W from Fort Thomas
How long does the black Macbook battery last?
- Asked by Ron P from Cave Creek
I have a macbook 2,1 from around June 2007 (so around 3.5 years old) and I've used this machine ever I have a macbook 2,1 from around June 2007 (so around 3.5 years old) and I've used this machine every day since I had it.
The full capacity of the (original) battery is currently around 4788mA after 975 charging cycles, and I get around 4.5 hours of browsing and general use (I'd get around 5 hours when it was new). Programming I get 2-3 hours depending on what I'm doing.
The key to keeping these batteries working for a long time is to fully discharge and recharge them often and not partially discharge and then leave them plugged in on the mains all the time. …
- Answered by James F from Cheltenham