Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro

$116.00

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 613 reviews

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Follow the Directions

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have two of these batteries and they provide power for three to four hours each. Performance and life are achieved by following I have two of these batteries and they provide power for three to four hours each. Performance and life are achieved by following the instructions in the Help section. Calibrate the battey once a month per the instructions, and don't leave it plugged in all the time. If you constantly use the power cord, remove the battery so it doesn't over charge. If you do these two things you'll get long life.

    • Written by from Seminole

    1775 of 2158 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Follow the Directions
  • Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    After nine months of constantly using my MacBook Pro 17, the system recently started to shut down unexpectedly, Now the battery ca After nine months of constantly using my MacBook Pro 17, the system recently started to shut down unexpectedly, Now the battery casing is expanding and buckling and will not hold a charge. The effective life cycle with other rechargeable battery systems I have used seems to be about the same.

    I was concerned about additional damage or safety hazard so I removed the battery. I called Apple Support and they agreed without dispute to send a replacement under warranty at no charge. Apple is still the best overall computer experience I have had!

    • Written by from Corona

    1340 of 1676 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!
  • Tops!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has engineered a great battery for the 17" MacBook Pro. It keeps chugging for 3.5 to 4 hours and greatly outpaces my old G4 Apple has engineered a great battery for the 17" MacBook Pro. It keeps chugging for 3.5 to 4 hours and greatly outpaces my old G4 15" Powerbook battery with double the operating time. I'm very impressed. Good work Apple!

    Note: If anyone isn't getting fabulous operating time, or is experiencing battery warpage or overheating, take your notebook into the Apple store and get a new battery. If you're within warranty it should be free, or if out of warranty, $129 is a small price to pay for the power this little beast puts out.

    • Written by from Clearwater

    710 of 1225 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Tops!
  • How can Apple not make this right?

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Now the 3rd one to bulge. Once the trackpad button stops working, you are out of luck and have a potential explosion on your hand Now the 3rd one to bulge. Once the trackpad button stops working, you are out of luck and have a potential explosion on your hands. I am going to do the puncture method on my newly trashed battery and post it on YouTube with the countless others just to keep the discussion alive. Apple should fix this and provide free replacement batteries that actually last longer than 2 years.

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? How can Apple not make this right?
  • bulging, bent battery case.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had to replace this battery 3 times. Every single one had the same problem. Even with proper battery care and cycling, every I've had to replace this battery 3 times. Every single one had the same problem. Even with proper battery care and cycling, every one has failed miserably. At around 225 cycles or about a year and a half, every battery I've had has stopped holding a charge and starts to bulge--breaking out of its own casing. A terrible battery... especially for the price.

    • Written by from Pincourt

    16 of 16 people found this useful

    Was this useful? bulging, bent battery case.
  • these do not last

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    They are great during the first year, but all three i have had burst the battery cases after about 24-28 months. This is an expen They are great during the first year, but all three i have had burst the battery cases after about 24-28 months. This is an expensive battery to last only about 2 years!
    Apple will gladly sell me another but no thanks.

    • Written by from London

    8 of 10 people found this useful

    Was this useful? these do not last

Questions & Answers

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  • Answer

    Of course you can. It is recommended however, that you take the Macbook off the charger as soon as i Of course you can. It is recommended however, that you take the Macbook off the charger as soon as it reaches a full charge so as not to shorten the life of your battery. Leaving it plugged in constantly can actually damage the battery long term.

    • Answered by Steven H from Southaven
    • Mar 12, 2014
  • 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
    • May 25, 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
    • Oct 11, 2010