• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too Happy

    • Written by from Tamworth

    Bought it Just after christmas, I've only done 88 cycles on it and its already only lasting about 2 hours. I calibrate it every 2 weeks and still nothing. Apple this is an issue.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Virginia

    Only had my macbook a year and a half and the power doesn't last longer than five minutes without being plugged in anymore. I am extremely disappointed, especially as I have been careful not to leave it in overnight, run the battery down etc. I'm a student so I can't afford a new battery as they are so expensive, it's a shame and it would make me think twice about purchasing a macbook again.
    The worst part is that after forking over extra money for the Apple Care I discover that it doesn't cover the battery...not such a sound investment after all.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, Expensive.

    • Written by from Derby

    Im having to buy a new battery for my macbook after only two years of use. I have owned many different brands of laptops and this is the first time i have ever had to replace a battery. It seems this a common problem, and one which will cost me £100 pound every two years. After paying nearly £900 for a laptop i didn't expect to get stitched up again.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Battery dead after just 165 cycles

    • Written by from Walsall

    My Powerbook battery is on its 570th cycle without problems but my wife's macbook battery is dead after just 165. Out of warranty perhaps - but still a poor performance.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Valby

    My Macbook is 1,5 years old. The battery did not die yesterday, but the mac just blacked out, and the service message on my mac was: "Battery needs service"
    Then I just thought that I could show up in a apple store and they would send it in to be fixed, or give me a new, or give me discount on a new battery, but no. Their comment was that it is old, and their batteries only last for 1-2 years.

    That is unacceptable. And worse is that I now have to pay full price for a new one.

    I love my macbook. But this I have trouble accepting.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed in sudden battery death!

    • Written by from London

    i seem to be one of many people who went on holiday, without my mac for a change, to come back to a dead laptop!!
    to say I am highly unamused is a huge understatement!
    Worse still i have to spend so much money to replace it!
    Surely apple could do something about this, at the very least some advice!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Guildford

    Owned my macbook for less than two years...only 270 cycles and it died overnight. Customer support politely told me this what I should expect. To me it does sound like a hardware fault and £100 to replace it is steep.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to standard

    • Written by from Farnham

    My original battery died after 156 cycles and only 16 months old. I always fully discharged it before recharging and expected it to last much longer. It just stopped working one day - saying "Not Charging" in the menu bar - which is a failure and not a worn out battery. Having been advised that batteries were consumable and that it was out of warranty I was advised to buy a new one. For £97 I expect much more from this product. The replacement didn't even fit as well as the original.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple need to sort this problem!

    • Written by from York

    My battery has just died after 18 months use and 139 cycles (instead of the expected 300). Not impressed at all, especially seeing as my MacBook is now out of warranty. Even less impressed that it's £97 to replace such a poor piece of kit! What makes it worse is that my old Sony Vaio battery is still going after 5 years, so makes this situation even more hard to accept!

    Sort this out Apple - listen to your customers!

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too expensive.

    • Written by from brighton

    my battery lasted well before it died which was brilliant.
    but i expected that i believe for the price i paid i should expect no less.

    but now having to spend another 100 pounds to replace it is is too much, most of us only earn 6 pounds an hour!

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd macbook battery in one and half years

    • Written by from Newcastle Upon Tyne

    i bought my first laptop over a year and half ago, with in this year the laptop ended up being a write off due to the keyboard and mouse just broke down for no reason.

    I then got my replacement and 3 months later the battery was constantly on 0% and anytime the charger was knocked out the laptop just went off, along side this problem the casing began to crack and split. I got my battery replaced on the warranty and low and behold its happened again.

    There was rumours that apple macbooks (white) were faulty and with cracking cashing and poor battery quality and that apple will replace the casing and the battery for free? does anyone or has anyone has this done with these kind of problems....Its my first apple laptop and im not impressed.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are apple going to pot?

    • Written by from London

    This is the second battery for my macbook that has failed - this one <12 months old. Listen to your customers Apple - instead of rushing to launch 101 new products (which increasingly have "issues") spend more time and money on quality control.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Death

    • Written by from Paisley

    I am very annoyed and dissapointed that after another 12 moths my second battery has died on my macbook. I think this is totaly unacceptable from a company of Apples standing and has severley affected my opinions of the product.
    I dont think this deserved even 1 star but as none is not an option this is what i award.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely appalling.

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I do NOT expect to pay over £1000 for a MacBook whose battery and fan dies less than 18 months after purchase.

    Now I have a MacBook which turns itself off after overheating, which is approximately TWENTY MINUTES after turning it on, plugged in. That's if it is allowed to cool, otherwise it will switch off in under three minutes.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very poor

    • Written by from Sheffield

    The battery had to be changed in my laptop 3 times during its first year, now it's no longer under warranty i am having to chnage it a 4th time and cannot believe it is £100. This is shameful and has completely lowered my opinion of apple. The battery prices should not be this much especially knowing how poor the batteries are. I have 3 macs, 2 desktops in my home and shop and a laptop but i don't think i will be bothering to buy them anymore after this, poor show

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is NOT about taking care... -- controller failure

    • Written by from London

    Mine went DEAD after ~6 months. We are NOT talking about reduced capacity here. The on-board control ciruitry went, the battery is no longer recognised by the MacBook. MacOS says "no battery found". A mains power interruption of just one second will kill the MacBook. Not happy, me.

    55 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Performance

    • Written by from Bromley

    I must admit that I am extremely disappointed with the battery life of this MacBook
    I have been using My MacBook with extra care to the nearest wall plug otherwise risk disconnection and losing my work on the computer
    Obviously Apple (as always) want to fork the maximum amount of money out of our pockets
    To penalize us Apple fans who worked hard for our money and force us to pay more than a hundred pounds to replace the battery is unfair and unjustified

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery replaced

    • Written by from Thatcham

    I can't really complain about how long the original battery lasted, my mac has been going strong for about 6 years and I regularly drain and recharge the battery. However, £100 quid for a new one!! I don't think so, I have gone for a 3rd party offering at £37... if it performs as well as the Apple original, I will have to wait and see...

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    To expensive to replace something I did not break!

    • Written by from Ballyshannon

    I had my Mac for under 1 year ( 10 months ) when it broke.
    It has decided to read that it has not got any battery and it is not going to charge.
    I am not happy about having to pay €139.99 for it! - Its ridicules!

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Happy

    • Written by from Bideford

    Using my laptop on the sofa as usual and suddenly it switches off! Now i can only use the laptop with the power-cord. If i wanted a freaking desktop i would have got one!!! I did my research on the web and found that this problem is very common in macbooks. The battery is fully charged yet the macbook doesn't seem to think so and i've only had the mac for 20 months - no problems with the battery until yesterday. Now i got to fork out £100 for a new one.

    Sort it out apple! Or maybe put this major flaw in one of your sparkly adverts next time!

    28 of 32 people found this useful