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
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
605 of 660 people found this useful
Thought I'd redress some of the negs here
People don't seem to be reviewing the battery at all in the top pile of negs posted here. Here's a quick crack at it....
My 17" M People don't seem to be reviewing the battery at all in the top pile of negs posted here. Here's a quick crack at it....
My 17" Macbook pro comes with one of these batts (as does yours!) - If mine is anything to go by, you should get 1.5 years of regular use before you need to replace. This should be expected of any rechargable battery of this kind of size and complexity. Laptop batteries don't get treated properly because they regularly get plugged in when they are only at partial discharge. This is not brilliant even for modern Lithium ion etc. However, I treated mine to regular discharges and full recharges to keep the sectors / cells open and flexing (or whatever the term is - I'm no scientist geek!) and I have been very impressed with what these power cells can achieve when compared to my Sony Vaio and Dell laptops (I have many). I think £100 is a bit hot for a replacement here - so I have just bought one on eBay for £38. The dude says it's a real one. It had better be! Perhaps I'll come back here and tell you the story when it arrives! - Anyway - I would say, yes do buy this battery when yours starts to misbehave. And don't be dissapointed if you've had a year's worth of good use out of the one you are recycling. If you are out and about without mains a lot, then you should definately have at least one spare. Having two batts also helps you look after them properly because you can (if you're disciplined enough) let them discharge fully before swapping out. Battery swelling? So hot you can fry an egg on it? It does sound like it's time for a replacement doesn't it.... What's that you say? Only had it for 6 months... erm - why don't you send it back to Apple then, it'll be under warrantee! Stuff does do wrong sometimes you know. Honestly some people don't know a good thing when they see it.
Trust me - These are good. I know what I'm talking about.
- Written by Spike A from Edinburgh
425 of 555 people found this useful
I am reluctantly, to say the least about to buy a 3rd battery for a 17" macbook pro, Apple please sort this out, there is obviousl I am reluctantly, to say the least about to buy a 3rd battery for a 17" macbook pro, Apple please sort this out, there is obviously a major fault!!!!!!!!! …
- Written by Tim S from CANVEY ISLAND
351 of 414 people found this useful
3rd battery in 3 years
A really bad joke... my computer does not leave my desk and run charger most of the time. My battery don't last more than 1 year. A really bad joke... my computer does not leave my desk and run charger most of the time. My battery don't last more than 1 year. after a while they keep discharging and the prompt of low battery doesn't come on and the computer just die... which is obviously very bad for the hardrive. And of course it's £100 every time.
Nice on Apple! …
- Written by r L from london
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And here we go again! 3rd MBP 17" in 4 years. I have a few Apple products (Apple TV, iPad (1st, 3rd and 5th gen) iphone5 plus 2013 And here we go again! 3rd MBP 17" in 4 years. I have a few Apple products (Apple TV, iPad (1st, 3rd and 5th gen) iphone5 plus 2013 iMac 27inch 3.4GHz, so as you've guessed I'm a Mac Fan). But the battery in my MBP is awful.
After 13 months of use I returned from a weeks holiday to find the battery forcing it's way out of the casing. It's split wide open exposing the silver cells inside, plus it distorted the MBP.
Yes I know rechargeable batteries don't last for ever, but no other Apple product (which requires batteries) has shown such a dangerous design flaw, Apple you really need to sort this out, its DANGEROUS! …
- Written by mark A from LONDON
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I've had this MacBook for 6 years, and in that time I have had 2 batteries for it; the one it arrived with, and the replacement I I've had this MacBook for 6 years, and in that time I have had 2 batteries for it; the one it arrived with, and the replacement I bought about 3 years ago. I recently bought a new one from Apple, and yet again, I am not disappointed. I tend to get between 3 and 4 hours out of the battery when I treat it properly, and if the battery life starts to diminish, I put it through a complete charging cycle, and it works fine again. I once had an issue with a different MacBook, where the battery was only lasting about half an hour, but I took it into Apple and they replaced it, no bother.
Another excellent product, Apple. Thanks. …
- Written by James A from Newcastle