• 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

  • 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

    Really annoying

    • Written by from Espoo

    Because my harddrive broke on my macbook after 2 years of use, my 2(!) batteries stood unused for 3 weeks. BOTH of them died! Now I just get "Not charging" and "Replace battery" -warnings. Before the HD broke they worked fine for almost 2h without problems. This is the first time I had to throw fully functional batteries away, apparently because of some hardware or software system bug. And the guy from Apple just told me "sorry -they're out of warranty". So another 140€ down the drain... Weak, Apple, Weak.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Was a good product for me but understandly bad for others

    • Written by from Tadworth

    I've had my Macbook for 35 months and have not once had to change the battery. It is at 89% health and can last a solid 2 hours from full charge. I am currently speaking to you while it is on its 1879th charge.

    This said, my lifestyles involves the continuous draining of my battery, from 100 to 0, at least twice a day. Due to the way laptop batteries work this did more good than bad to my battery.

    However, I am fully aware that this is an intensive-use result of the battery, and does not apply to the majority of people using this product. This is why the product gets 3 stars instead of any higher, as when I used to have a less laptop-intensive lifestyle, the battery life was downright pitiful (full charge would last about 70 minutes)

    All I can do is suggest to let batteries run from full charge straight to 0, even let it fall asleep for a bit, before plugging it into the mains. This has definitely kept my battery's life expectancy high, especially as I was supposed to have a dead battery 1000 cycles ago. The numbers don't lie, I just hope I'm not the exception to the rule.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 batteries failed, woeful Apple response

    • Written by from East Kilbride

    I bought 2 MacBooks for my 2 kids (stops any fighting over homework etc).. We went on hols and when we came back, BOTH batteries refused to be recharged. On screen message on both said that the batteries were not recognised.
    Apple store support said as they were past 300 cylces (one was 301) this was to be expected and that was it.. I am deeply suspicious of both batteries failing at EXACTLY the same time.. and not happy and having to spend £198 for replacements..

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • 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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    • Written by from London

    £100 for a new battery for my daughter's 3-year-old MacBook is a much better deal than paying £300 for a new Dell

    12 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as people say

    • Written by from Oldham

    I've had my MacBook just over four years. It has been wanting a new battery for about 3 months and I have finally given in and bought a new one.

    I have regularly let it run out and given it full recharges. It has done 330 cycles.

    £100 is a bit steep but when I think I spent about £40 on a cover and £25 each on various leads that I use infrequently, £100 for something essential doesn't seem to be quite so bad.

    I'm not sure why everyone is so surprised that it is so expensive... has anyone ever seen anything in the Apple store that is cheap??

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not actually a bad battery at all.

    • Written by from Gatley

    I've used one battery with the laptop for three and a half years.

    I was even very bad to it, letting it completely go to zero and forced sleep many times.

    It's done 704 cycles and health is 50%. I have about 45mins video and 1hour 30 normal work.

    Yes, £99 is too steep, but if I get another 3+ years out of it it's worth it.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad!

    • Written by from Oxford

    I got this laptop 2 years ago, and my battery is really, really terrible. Now it doesn't even work and I have to have it plugged in. Apple is capable of a lot better, pick it up!

    18 of 21 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

    Battery just collapsed

    • Written by from København N

    Not more than a year old, and the battery indicator shows "x". No way go get it back to life. Not very good quality?

    63 of 69 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor life

    • Written by from York

    After one year, battery life on full charge is around 45 minutes. Properly calibrated, moderate use. System profiler lies to me... Very poor battery. Surprised it's as expensive as it is.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    more battery problems

    • Written by

    I bought my mac 2 years ago and in that time ive had to send it away to be ficed 4 times. The first two instances a faulty battery (only 6 months after purchasing the mac) and a faulty CD drive were covered by warrenty, the third instance where my hard drive blew and i lost everything saved on my mac was covered by my apple care plan. Last week my battery went again and ive been told that not only is it out of warrenty but batteries are also not covered in the apple care plan. My sister purchased her mac the same day as me and had had similar problems. I am a very unhappy contumer and would not recommend mac products. Macbooks are prices a lot higher than other laptops but do not offer a better preformance in return.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery inflated

    • Written by from Birmingham

    it's working perfectly fine but it just somewhat inflated!
    it's effecting the touch pad so much I cannot use my macbook with battery on
    cause I won't be able to click on anything!
    Having to buy a new one to replace something that works fine is insane.
    and the price is crazy high!!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    and again

    • Written by from Lappeenranta

    Yet another unhappy customer with poorly made and over priced macbook battery :(

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery died after just under 12 months!

    • Written by from Aberystwyth

    What more can I say. I treat my laptop very well and now it;s completely dead. One day working fine, then next day.. dead. There is clearly something wrong with it. So, now getting it replaced.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery dead after 3 years

    • Written by from Luton

    My battery just died after 3 years and now it says: Service Battery. Went to the Apple store to ask some questions and the Genius said that it is best to have your battery run to 0 from time to time. Do not leave it plugged in when you are not using your MacBook, unplug it from the power adapter. This way your battery will be doing its job of getting depleted and recharged, and with this it will serve even longer.
    I am a bit disappointed by the £99 price for a battery but will need to replace it when I have a moment.

    24 of 27 people found this useful