The Apple Rechargeable Battery for 15-inch MacBook Pro is a 60-watt-hour lithium polymer battery.
Ratings & Reviews
I bought my MacBook Pro 3 months ago and everything was fine until a few weeks when my computer started to shut down without any advertisement. Right now I can not work on my mac if it is not connected to electricity power. I thik that Apple should be aware of the problem and replace all this kind of batteries. …
- Written by Isaac P
1269 of 1480 people found this useful
Failing battery also
this is ridiculous my mac book pro cost me just under £2,000 in april 06
and now i cannot work without the Ac plug in
and £100 for a new battery sort it out apple …
- Written by Scott L from Wokingham
1169 of 1361 people found this useful
I bought a MacBook pro six months ago in July 2006, the battery life decreased to about 1.5 hours life after a full charge after 7 0 cycles (Apple's support site claims that the batterys are designed to retain 80% of their original charge after 300 cycles). The MacBook also started to shut-off power completely without warning (loosing any unsaved work). After 85 "cycles" the battery started getting extremely hot, warped, and now does not hold any charge at all. …
- Written by James S from London
1025 of 1191 people found this useful
My battery worked well until the batteries expanded and popped out of the sealing it swelled so much the click stopped working i a m now just using it when attached to the mains and need a good replacement …
- Written by Dean R from Farnham
16 of 18 people found this useful
Bought a full priced battery for macbook pro 1year 1month ago, completely dead.
Apple shop checked it out and said yes it was no good. Only done 82 cycles, only ever used as recommended by Apple. Verdict - you have to purchase another one. I expect a battery costing £101.00 to last longer than this, my car battery has and this gets a lot more abuse and costs less. Is this just another Apple rip off. …
- Written by Nigel N from BOURNEMOUTH
16 of 17 people found this useful
Very poor battery ... specially compared to the quality of the Mac PRO
I have had my Macbook Pro since 2006 and the first battery was good for a year, then I did not have a need for it for a while but when I did, I was surprised to be asked for CHf 199 (apx. £ 135) when buying it in Switzerland where I am for work.
Money robbed really ... my new battery lasted for a year then begun giving me problems until now, not even 2 years after purchase, when it shuts my laptop down showing 90% charge, without a warning.
Apple should do something about this fast ... lower the prices for a battery to start with !!!! …
- Written by Fabio M from Bernex
15 of 15 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
To calibrate the battery:
Plug in the MagSafe power adapter and fully charge the MacBook or MacBo ok Pro battery until the light on the MagSafe connector changes to green and the Battery icon in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.
Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for two hours or longer. You may use your computer during this time as long as the power adapter is plugged in.
Disconnect the power adapter with the computer on and start using it with battery power. When the battery’s charge gets low, you’ll see the low battery warning dialog on the screen.
Continue to keep your computer turned on until it goes to sleep. Save your work and close all applications when the battery’s charge gets low and before the computer goes to sleep.
Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or longer.
Reconnect thepower adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged. You may use your computer during this time. …
- Answered by Kevin B from Greeley
- Asked by Diane C from Santa Cruz
Yes. I ordered one of these for my 2006 MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo, and the one that came i s exactly the same part (Model Number A1189, 10.8v, 68Wh) as the original battery that came with my MacBook Pro.
I believe this part is used for all 17-inch MacBook Pros, but if you want peace of mind before ordering, simply check the model details printed on the battery in your MacBook; if it says 'Model Number A1189' (as mentioned above), then it's definitely the same battery as the one advertised here. …
- Answered by Nigel J
- Asked by Michelle S from Sudbury
Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU o r 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
- Asked by Bhushan S from Salisbury
Absolutely not...look at the installation instructions...this battery installs in a hole in the bott om of older macbook pros...there is NO hole in the bottom of a 2011 macbook pro.... …
- Answered by D A Steve G from Miramonte
I have a 15 in. Macboook 1.5 GH, G4, the battery which came with the computer is about 6yrs old. Can i get a new battery for this computer?
- Asked by Eugene S from Middle Village
- Asked by Noah S from Sydney
No. The retina MBP has a built-in battery.
- Answered by Mark C from Pinellas Park