• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    18 months old, "service battery", holds charge for 10 mins

    • Written by from Sundbyberg

    Title says it all. MacBook does tell us to "service battery" in the battery monitor.

    Battery shows hours of charge, but machine will suddenly die (no proper shutdown etc) after about 10 minutes on battery. Pushing the battery indicator after it dies indicates just one blinking led. When charged it displays full battery, and 3,5 hours of battery life. Battery has about 200 cycles I believe.

    Given how expensive these batteries are, having it completely die on us just 18 months in is a big disappointment. Of course outside Apple battery warranty, even though it clearly is a defect since it went from really fine to completely dead in one step :(

    We've had to put in the original battery from 2008 again, which still holds about one hour of charge.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hoejbjerg

    Allmost never used the battery in my MacBook, I ALLWAYS use power plug.
    So I was most surprised when I could not use the touchpads click function, because the battery was swollen. I have now tried to use my MacBook a while without battery, but I have twice had the magnetic power cord "falling out". And without a battery inside the computer stops. So now I have to either glue the magnetic power cord to my MacBook (i think not) or I have to buy a new expensive one!!, or I have to be very carefully not to accidental unplug the MacBook.

    By the way, the battery works fine for my use of it, but it no longer fits the space in my macbook.

    But I guess other brand would suffer the same swollowing

    I don't think I dare to buy an electric car if they use same Li-ion Polymer technology!

    33 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    13" macbook (white) battery swells while computer is in use

    • Written by from London

    I use my macbook for two months a year while at my holiday home. I've had it for four years so usage amounts to about 8 months. So far it has needed two casing replacements (design fault) and needs a third; it has needed a new logic board (design fault) and now the battery has swollen out of its housing. And Apple have told me I have to pay £101 for that because it's "normal". So beware everyone: it's "normal" for Apple laptop batteries to swell up while in operation.

    124 of 230 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wimbledon

    fantastic apple THANKS. i can use my macbook for 5 hours at a time with out having to charge. its great my laptop seems to run smoother and is fast and bright. i dont need to keep looking at the battery icon all the time. Thanks apple great job!

    58 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Marvelous Product

    • Written by from SWANLEY

    This battery is inside my new macbook that I bought about 2 months ago. I've since bought a second as my work can sometimes take me away from a power outlet for some time.. All I can say is that this battery lasts a lot longer than any of my previous notebooks (by almost twice) even when running graphic intensive applications. I would highly recommend buying a Macbook if you need something powerful with a long battery life due to this battery.

    190 of 234 people found this useful