• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This battery has issues.

    • Written by from LAKELAND

    I have had two of these begin to separate and swell on one end. The computer has been great but this battery is a piece of junk.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery swollen

    • Written by from affton

    Battery has swollen. Has popped the track pad off the uni body and deformed the bottom of the laptop.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is Useless

    • Written by from Portugal Cove St. Philips

    Original battery gave out in less then 1 yr. After reading the reviews here I will not be buying the replacement. It seems to be a gamble to buy an apple battery.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery

    • Written by from Jacksonville Beach

    I took care to perform the correct maintenance on my Apple battery. Unfortunately, it has disable my mouse due to swelling within the battery compartment itself. Something is not right with a design that allows the internal batteries to swell and create other issues for the laptop. Watch out folks that your battery does not show signs on swelling!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should I buy a third one ?

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    I bought a second battery as my original one was starting to become less efficient at holding a charge. Now after only a year or two this second one has given up the ghost. It holds about 30 minutes of charge, tops.

    My original battery that I stored according to instructions does not even charge anynore.
    At the price of this battery pack and its durability I´ll be looking somewhere else.

    I know rechargeable batteries do not live forever, but these ones wear down _way_ to fast.
    I also work on a Lenovo T400 and that battery is still doing more or less OK after 4 years of daily 8+ hour use.

    The Mackbook is a lovely machine, unfortunately its batery pack does not do it justice.

    50 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    81 eighty one? EIGHTY ONE!

    • Written by from Glasgow

    After 81 charge cycles I had one of these replacements die on me. More than £1/per charge cycle.

    The original lasted, from release day, to autumn 2011. The replacement barely made it to the following summer...

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I purchased this battery a little over 6 months ago, it now holds a charge for at best 1 hour. I have done everything I was suppose to as far as calibration, but the quality of this replacement battery is extremely substandard for Apple. The battery also runs extremely hot, so beware if your one who likes to sit with your computer directly on your lap.

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from dudley

    Purchased this battery at the end of January this year...after only 7 cycles the battery is dead and won't hold any charge at all....took it back to the Apple store only to be offered another battery for a reduced price of £80....as an avid fan of Apple products I am deeply disappointed!!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need a 3rd battery

    • Written by from Markham

    Had to get rid of my second battery because it was expanding, which was actually a replacement for the original which also expanded. Hesitant to spend $160 on another battery for it just to expand in another 6 months.

    57 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same ol' problem, but Apple's not listening

    • Written by from St. John's

    Like so many other loyal mac-fans, I am on my third battery for my present macbook. There doesn't seem to be a legitimate reason, given that I turn my computer off all the time and have already replaced it once. Literally over night it lost all ability to charge.

    I'm with many others who agree Apple should be looking into this problem to satisfy customer needs. Otherwise I'll think twice next time someone asks me if they should 'buy mac'.

    63 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months...

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I bought a replacement battery for my mid-2007 white macbook in July of 2011. It is now December and guess what? It won't hold a charge. A lot of folks seem to be calling 6 months as the limit on the replacement battery. For the price, it should last just as long as the original battery (4 years!).

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't really see a point

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I'm on my second battery and this one died faster than the first. Macs are known for their longevity and usefulness over the years despite being of an obsolete generation, so why must I complain? Why must I even be concerned with the battery life of my $1,100 laptop? This should be an embarrassment, at least offer a little help.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Alvechurch

    Each one of these batteries I have owned has lasted no more than six months with the most recent one swelling and making the click below the trackpad unable to be pressed down. I had a sony laptop which never had that problem until someone spilt a pint of water over it.. now my cheapest option is to try and find a battery to get my mac back to life, apple can you sort this product out and make a battery that actually works? i do charge and drain by battery and never leave it constantly plugged in but it has made no difference to me. at the moment i have ten seconds battery life MAX.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Want to turn your laptop into a desktop?

    • Written by from Isleworth

    The first battery I had for my Macbook failed quickly enough for me to get a replacement through apple care (lucky).
    My second battery is now dying after only 600 cycles. I can power my laptop for just over an hour if I'm just typing, but if working with music or video... maybe half an hour to 45 minutes? Not useful to take anywhere without a power cable.

    It is sad because the machine (MacBook) is fantastic but let down by the fact that you will end up spending £300+ purely on replacement batteries over the next few years of the laptop's life.


    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Newport News

    I don't understand. I bought my black MacBook back in 2007 and finally had to get a new battery for it last November... and this new battery already needs to be replaced. How irritating.

    99 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    If purchasing a THIRD macbook battery wasn't necessary for work, I wouldn't do it. This is ridiculous.... a PC desktop lasts longer than ONE single MAC battery. That's crazy. I would rate it 0 stars if I could.

    66 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 months...

    • Written by from KATY

    I had to get a replacement battery for my MacBook. It was about 6 months before the battery would barely hold a charge. On a full charge, the battery would die after 2 hours. Now, the battery won't charge. Ridiculously expensive for such a shoddy battery.

    74 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Woes

    • Written by from Bon Accord

    My first battery died within 6 months of purchasing my Macbook and Apple kindly replaced it (although I did have to pay to ship the old one to them) The replacement battery lasted about 6 months as well but this time when I complained the response I got was "Your computer is no longer under warranty" but you can buy a new battery. I was pretty choked and have been using my Macbook as a desk top computer for the past 2 years refusing to give Apple any more of my money for their shoddy "Made in China" products.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really not impressed

    • Written by from reading

    I am so fed up of this problem. I am now about to get my 3rd battery (black 13inch mac not sure if relevant).
    As I am now out of apple care I am going to have to fork out £100 for a useless product that I know will die well before supposed lesser quality notebooks.
    This is beyond a joke.
    As for other reviews that say the problems are from misuse or not properly looking after the battery. I have followed apple's advice to a T and still am faced with the same problem.
    The battery works fine, shows no signs of giving up, I run the battery flat one day, go to charge and nothing!!!
    This is so frustrating. If I had wanted a computer that had to stay plugged in, I would have bought a desk top.
    Apple you MUST fix this problem before charging extortionate prices for your batteries.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Original battery lasted 3 years. Replacement lasted 6 months

    • Written by from KANSAS CITY

    This is a function of the computer design. It must be. We own a white and a black MacBook bought about the same time. We also own a newer Macbook Pro and an older Macbook Pro 17inch. The latter two computers work like a charm - no failing power cords, no failing batteries.

    But the white and black macbooks have been a disaster. I'm replacing the hard drive in the white macbook having already had to replace the one in the black. We replaced both power cords. We've had to have the cases repaired for known defects (cracking) twice. Now I'm needing a third battery with the current one literally dying at the six month mark.

    The first battery lasted 3 years and over 1,000 cycles. The second battery died at six months and shows 300 cycles. That's not possible given that I use an iMac for office work and an iPad for traveling. That would literally mean I was charging and discharging the laptop twice a day 7 days a week for 6 months. It's almost as if the replacements were designed to fail before you ever open the box.

    At this rate (one power cord, two replacement batteries) I should probably just buy a new computer. But I'm angry. I've been a Mac devotee since the 80's and still have some of the equipment. None of my computers has ever been as poorly built as these - or had as many problems. I wish the black macbooks were covered by the "lemon" law. Worse - we were charged extra for black compared to white.

    Come on Apple. Really?

    41 of 46 people found this useful