Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

£100.80

2.0 out of 5 stars

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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

    618 of 676 people found this useful

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  • 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

    443 of 574 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

    363 of 429 people found this useful

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  • 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
  • Supernova Battery

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    And here we go again! 3rd MBP 17" in 4 years. I have a few Apple products (Apple TV, iPad (1st, 3rd and 5th gen) iphone5 plus 2013 And here we go again! 3rd MBP 17" in 4 years. I have a few Apple products (Apple TV, iPad (1st, 3rd and 5th gen) iphone5 plus 2013 iMac 27inch 3.4GHz, so as you've guessed I'm a Mac Fan). But the battery in my MBP is awful.

    After 13 months of use I returned from a weeks holiday to find the battery forcing it's way out of the casing. It's split wide open exposing the silver cells inside, plus it distorted the MBP.

    Yes I know rechargeable batteries don't last for ever, but no other Apple product (which requires batteries) has shown such a dangerous design flaw, Apple you really need to sort this out, its DANGEROUS!

    • Written by from LONDON

    5 of 5 people found this useful

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Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Best Answer:

    Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU o Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU or 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
    • 25-May-2011
  • Best Answer:

    Just plug in your ac adapter and use the computer. Ensure the battery if fully charged before using Just plug in your ac adapter and use the computer. Ensure the battery if fully charged before using it on battery power and let it drain all the way down before the next charge. From then on, use the battery about once a week till it is all the way down and you are getting those "Save your work now" messages" and let it charge all the way up again. You can use the computer while it is charging. All of this is from the a recent Genius Bar appointment where they told me my battery was failing for lack of use and that it had a very low number of cycles on it and that was not good for it.

    • Answered by Jeffery S from Denton
    • 11-Oct-2010
  • What is the warranty on this battery?
    • Asked by Michelle G from Queenscliff
    • 09-Jul-2014