Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

€129.00

2.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 92 reviews

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  • This 68-watt rechargeable lithium polymer battery is compatible only with the 17-inch MacBook Pro.

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  • Swollen Battery

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Blackpool

    627 of 688 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Swollen Battery
  • Thought I'd redress some of the negs here

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Edinburgh

    452 of 587 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Thought I'd redress some of the negs here
  • Bad

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from CANVEY ISLAND

    369 of 437 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bad
  • You get what you pay for

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This evening my 3.5 year old Lap top flashed up with "replace soon" in the battery tab.
    My Macbook pro gets used non stop, I mea This evening my 3.5 year old Lap top flashed up with "replace soon" in the battery tab.
    My Macbook pro gets used non stop, I mean, it's turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    For £109 you can't beat it.
    When it was new I could over 10 hours charge in it which did a whole day at the office, now I'm a housewife and I use it to surf the internet, watch movies etc on. It gets a good 8 hours use a day still and I get 3 hours watching films or playing games out of a full charge.
    I cannot understand how people can give the battery a poor review when you get quality like this.

    When I used to have HP and Compaq lap tops I had 3 hours when they were new and 1 hour charge by the time they were a year old, by 18 months you had t have it plugged in full time or fork out £60 for a battery.
    Proof that you get what you pay for.

    • Written by from thurgoona
    Was this useful? You get what you pay for
  • What can I say about Mac Batteries... they're great balloons!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Currently on the 4th battery since purchase of my MacBook Pro new in 2006! The batteries are good when they work but at the price Currently on the 4th battery since purchase of my MacBook Pro new in 2006! The batteries are good when they work but at the price Apple charge for them I'm disappointed they do not come with a length of string to hold on to them when they inflate like a balloon. Now seriously, I can accept a battery naturally depleting to at the end of its life but to expand like they do when they come to end of life is just unacceptable. Very disappointing from an expensive 'supposedly' quality product. Oh and even my Late 2011 MacBook Pro battery has got a bump on it now despite it registering good health! This bump now interferes with the track pad rendering 'click' inoperable... Come on Apple sort it out!

    • Written by from Colchester

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? What can I say about Mac Batteries... they're great balloons!
  • 3rd battery in 3 years

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from london

    6 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 3rd battery in 3 years

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