Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro
Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro
This 68-watt rechargeable lithium polymer battery is compatible only with the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Ratings & Reviews
Follow the Directions
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 Robert W from Seminole
1764 of 2144 people found this useful
Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!
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 Randall G from Corona
1334 of 1666 people found this useful
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 Len W from Clearwater
706 of 1217 people found this useful
bulging, bent battery case.
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 David P from Pincourt
10 of 10 people found this useful
these do not last
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 Richard B from London
8 of 9 people found this useful
Fool me once...
When my first battery swelled up and stopped working, I got a replacement battery. I got an official one from Apple, thinking that When my first battery swelled up and stopped working, I got a replacement battery. I got an official one from Apple, thinking that this would be the best option. Well, my second official Apple battery just met the same demise. This time, I’m gonna go with a cheaper alternative. I realize that it might not last, but it'll be a whole lot easier to replace the next time, knowing that I've only spent a fraction of the money for it. …
- Written by Joshua H from Phoenix
21 of 21 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you use a macbook while it is on charge?
- Asked by Hayley G from Brisbane
- Mar 11, 2014
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
how long does a battery last on a macbook (aluminium)
- Asked by Michelle S from Sudbury
- Dec 26, 2009
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
charging battery for the first time
- Asked by Alam H
- Nov 20, 2009
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
DOES THIS BATTERY FITS IN ANY MACBOOK PRO 17 INCH?
- Asked by Alex L
- Feb 10, 2010
Yes, the Rechargeable 17 in. MacBook Pro battery fits into any 17 in MacBook Pro.
- Answered by Meagan C from Carson City
- Mar 25, 2010
My MacBook Pro has a dead battery although it was purchased less than 2 years ago. How can I get a new battery.
- Asked by Dolores D from Peoria
- Feb 11, 2013
- Asked about: Mac