• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBpro battery, is this a piece of sloppy underperforming kit?

    • Written by from LONDON

    Bought my mbpro over two years ago,battery has died,OK these things happen but I,m not happy to shell out 100
    quid to get another sloppy bit of underperforming kit.Have these issues been dealt with?Or is the new battery going to do the same thing?

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort it out Apple

    • Written by from LONDON

    I too cannot work on my MBP unless it is connected into the mains..

    Its only just ran out of warranty and already I have to fork out another 100 quid?

    sort this problem out Apple, redesign it, and replace all these old ones that clearly aren't up to the job.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple dont loose it. Your batteries are not good enough!

    • Written by from Roende

    I have had my battery from new for 370 days and its now running at 31% health.
    This is poor hardware and it nags me dearly to have to spend so much on poor quality.
    Dear Apple, does this not nag you as well!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Losing Power

    • Written by from LONDON

    I am in my first year of Apple Care, my 15'' MacBook Pro is 2 years old. Battery shows 50% health after 248 cycles, losing life rapidly. I phoned Apple today, they did some tests with me over the phone and are sending me a new one, which I obviously don't have to pay for. Simple.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop....Poor Battery

    • Written by from SUNDERLAND

    Its such a shame that for one of the best pro laptops made in the last 5 five years the battery is so poor. Its hardly surprising though, the MBpro gives out so much heat the battery has no chance!!

    Disapointing.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another year, another battery

    • Written by from FARNBOROUGH

    Macs are always me weapon of choice, but seriously apple, start putting some decent sodding batteries in your stuff... I'm sick of coughing up £100 a year to keep my laptops going.
    As an IT tech, I repair a lot of laptops, and I see plenty of laptops several years older, still going strong on their first battery.
    My Power Book was the same, now my MacBook Pro suffers the same poor batteries.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple your batteries are rubbish!

    • Written by from Southampton

    I just wanted to add to everybody else's reviews of this particular battery that it is as rubbish as we are all saying! I've had my pro book since Feb 07, within 3 months i had to take the laptop back to the store and have a new battery replacement because of the problem of the batteries warping in their cases. Since then I cannot have the laptop on my lap due to the amount of heat that radiates from the underside of my machine. Before anyone says, yes i know they get hot but not to the point where its physically hot enough to burn you. Its been 15 months since i had the second battery and i can now not use my laptop without it plugged into the mains. If i do have it unplugged im getting 45 mins max use before it just switches off, i get no warning that it will shut down, it just dies. Apple please do something about this problem, your instructions on how to look after the battery does not apply as it makes not the slightest difference!! looks like i will have to go back to the store and spend another £99.00. Not amused. Its a ripoff.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yep they are rubbish

    • Written by from ferndown

    im on my second MBP now but my original S1 had a replacement battery about 14 months ago and by the time my new MBP arrived this moring it held about 10 minutes of charge, buy a cheap non apple battery, it would struggle to be worse and you can get 3 for the price of one from apple. dont know why apple cant work with batteries, all the ipods(all since second gen) ive had where useless after a year, and now laptops, get a apple laptop and a dell battery :)

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery burnout

    • Written by from London

    obeyed the rules. cycled, calibrated. talked to the thing and nothing has worked. A replacement battery less than 18 months old and if I'm lucky I get 10 minutes charge whilst the battery life information tells me I have two hours!!! So where do I go to get something done about this. No good demanding action in reviews cos it ain't 'appenin. Fuming.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Redressing the balance

    • Written by from LONDON

    I own two Macbook Pros and have several spare batteries. I've never had a problem with any of them. So not everyone has the same experience as some of the other rather dismal reviews on this page. I am very happy with this product.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a flawed product

    • Written by from LEWES

    I had two replacement batteries in the first year. Luckily they were under warranty. Now I find after less than a year after that the third one seems to be going the same way. As other users have reported, sudden power failures, erratic time/percentage display. I have always done what Apple suggest, charge it up, run it down etc. The computer is great but the batteries are rubbish frankly.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbeliveable

    • Written by from LONDON W8 5PN

    i have had 3 dead batteries - i keep on buying them because i have no choice (short of throwing my macbook pro out) - they keep on failing - i dont understand why apple does not do something about this appaling issue.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same unacceptable experience as other reviewers

    • Written by from Manchester

    My MacBook is about 15 months old and recently cuts of all power with no warning (losing unsaved work) after less than an hour. Apple should still be remedying the fact that such a dire fault is happening to so many of this model - it's not as if the battery's 3 years old and many are complaining it's happening after a few months of use!

    Apple - act now!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery death

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    My Macbook pro battery is about 1 year old, has done a good 400 cycles but just recently halved it's time from over 2 hours to about 1 hour. Not covered by my Applecare protection plan apparently which I did not realise when I got it.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery care

    • Written by from Chilwell

    My MacBook is now 2 years old, battery health down at 34% and it lasts half an hour tops with little warning before shutdown. So I can confirm the other posters in terms of battery life.

    However, the batteries are (AFAIK) manufactured by Sony who also produce batteries for HP, Dell, etc., so it's unlikely to be an Apple manufacturing problem. The main difference between Apple and PC notebooks is the popular Apple sleep mode, which keeps the battery constantly working (the RAM's still powered) which shortens its life. I killed mine by disconnecting it from power over night which discharges it a few percent and then recharges that little amount of energy. If you let it sleep, then keep it connected (and hope for no explosions...).

    So keep that in mind when you often use sleep mode, maybe Google for some more insight. ;-)

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery

    • Written by from SWANSEA

    My MBP 15" is 12 months old now and the battery life is about an hour.
    Although the battery cycle count only shows 164 cycles (supposed to last 300 cycles)
    and the charge retained is only 45% of the original. and new battery costs £99.
    DISAPPOINTED.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad

    • Written by from Cardiff

    bad bad bad. Apple you brake my heart! :(

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failing battery

    • Written by from EDINBURGH

    Like so many people on this site, I have to report that the battery on my 18 month old MacBook Pro is failing. It has never lasted more than two hours even when brand new, and now cuts out after approximately 20-30 minutes from a full charge, often without warning. Otherwise I've had no problems with my Mackbook, but I'm terribly disappointed with the poor quality battery.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    no problems

    • Written by from OXFORD

    We bought 16 macbook pros for the team at work, and we haven't had a single defective battery. We've got some spare batteries, too, and they all work.

    I'm about to buy another battery for a colleague who's flying economy class to Australia - I really don't think that the negative reviews here are representative.

    22 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why won't you replace your faulty batteries???

    • Written by

    My 15" Macbook Pro was near the first run that had their batteries recalled. Yet my battery lasts a mere 30 secs without being connected to the mains, before shutting off the computer with no warnings. This is clearly faulty! And I can see by this forum that I am not alone on this issue!

    Please replace our batteries Apple!

    37 of 49 people found this useful