• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery & charger...

    • Written by from Nashua

    dissapointed with apple's products life, ... and i very much like them, but the fact that it seems that they're made to last only 3 years, and just after passing that 3 years barrier they start to fail in every possible way is quite disappointing. the charger stopped doing its job just 2 weeks ago and i had to buy a new one, and not even a week after, the battery is dying! and is not like they're cheap to replace....
    it makes me think if i'd buy a new macbook pro when i replace this one or get an equally powerful computer for half the price... :(

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stone dead in less than 6 months

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    My battery completely died in less than 6 months of minimal use and TLC in a clean, cool environment. It was stone dead - wouldn't charge. I can see no reason for that failure. At least Apple replaced it without question under warranty. The new battery is working fine so it wasn't the computer.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a battery, not a nuclear power-plant.

    • Written by from Medicine hat

    About 2 years of service for the original battery. Little low considering most batteries get a 1000 cycles before they are toast. My LG laptop got 3 years, but considering i use my macbook 5 times for every time i use my LG its understandable.

    Would have thought i'd see longer life span or a recondition feature for the battery for ease of maintaining its life. About the cost of a battery id expect maybe be nice to see it for 100$.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    100 days.

    • Written by from Toluca Lake

    I'm on day 100 of this battery I bought at an apple store in Jan 2011. It's already at 74% health after 75 cycles. (they claim 300 cycles before it's at 80%) It is also already shutting off the computer with no warning when it gets to 20% charge. What a joke.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not waste your money

    • Written by from Stanford

    It is better to save $100+ and contribute them towards buying a new Mac instead of buying this replacement battery.
    I was fed up with the 1st one (it wouldn't last more than 1 hour) so I bought a second one.
    I did all by the book to ensure I maximize its duration. Still after a week it is depleted in about 2 hours.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the deal with these batteries?

    • Written by from Red Bank

    They start losing most of their charge for us after 3 months. We definitely don't see this with our PC laptops.

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2007 MacBookPro - Battery Replace Year Ago- Service Battery Prompt Now

    • Written by from ROCHESTER

    I have had my MacBookPro for four years and have had to replace the battery twice, I now have the service battery prompt again on the year old battery. I am definitely not impressed. I no longer have the Apple Care Protection, that expired last March after I replaced the battery and had to take the laptop to genius bar because of boot error issues. Apparently this $2000.00 model of the MacBookPro has had a lot of failings. I may have been sold a lemon form the start. First battery replacement was about year after I bought it brand new (bad Sony battery then)

    I purchased a new iMac this last March and like it, I am considering a new laptop around August, I really don't think I will go with another MacBookPro, I may go with HP, at least the battery lasted longer then a year. Thing that seriously worries me is if there is battery issues in the new ones, I believe they are built-in in the new MacBookPro's, so it isn't a simple replace...so my impression on this laptop is one star at this point.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery? over and over again

    • Written by from east lansing

    I have had 2 replacements so far. Now my 3rd battery won't hold a charge past 20-30 min. max. I calibrated etc. no luck. Now, my Apple Care is expired, so I must pay for it on my own. I think when you purchase a laptop the battery should last at least 2-3 years. Replacing it every year is awful and costly. Apple should fix this. I would much rather spend my money on a new computer vs a new battery every 11 or 12 months. System says Battery Condition: Check Battery and said yesterday my capacity was 4000+, today capacity is 3000+. I don't get warnings that the battery is about to die, just a complete shut off.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Holds no charge after 11 months

    • Written by from New york

    Holds no charge after 11 months.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My battery is still good after 37 months

    • Written by from Los Alamitos

    I have a Macbook Pro 4,1 and at 37 months old, my battery still has 86% capacity after 120 load cycles. I generally use it plugged in, but it lasts a few hours still if I keep the screen illumination down

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I have a 2007 MacBook Pro model A1211. I love my computer, but the battery is complete trash. I've had to constantly replace the battery or be limited to the powercord. I'm actually hesitant to upgrade now due to this issue, and the fact that my hard drive crashed on me a month ago(but 4 years for a hard drive is pretty good I guess). I'm very dissappointed in the quality of the battery Apple put into this computer, hope they've fixed this for newer models.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Louisville

    I have had a Macbook Pro since 2007 and I have gone through 3 batteries. The last one I have purchased as not lasted a full year. I'm to the point where getting a new Macbook Pro or Ipad 2 is a better option that getting another battery. I can never get more than 3 hours per charge, even with dimming my LCD screen on a brand new battery. Horrible!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $120 per year investment

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    These batteries are terrible. $120 and they last a little over a year? Total joke.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    42 months old, 209 charge cycles

    • Written by from Riverwoods

    I've had my Macbook Pro for 3.5 years now, and have pushed its 1st battery through 209 battery loads, and it still holds 55% of its initial capacity. I would say that this is pretty darn good, but then again, I may have just gotten the lucky fluke of having a good battery, unlike some of the other reviewers on here. I am happy with the performance of the battery so far and am looking into getting a new one soon.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    37 Months usage, 600 cycles, and 57% health

    • Written by from Surabaya

    I used my MacBook Pro for 3 years since march 2006. The battery now could last for 1-2 hours usage. By my view this macbook pro's battery is good and have good durability.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Battery life

    • Written by from Calmar

    I have had no problems with my battery in the MBP. I leave it plugged in all the time near electrical plugs it is now three years old and nearly 100 cycles and yes once in a while I run it down to 20 per cent. I used to have problems with the unit getting too hot and burning my knees and I don't think that is good for the battery so I downloaded the AP Fan Control and run the fans faster and now it doesn't burn my knees.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery design.

    • Written by from Decatur

    I have gone through 3 batteries for my MacBook Pro 15". The current battery has 6% health after only 78 cycles, and will not run unplugged. I have just ordered my 4th battery. Nice laptops, but it is a shame that there is no recourse for the poor battery performance. Better to buy a new battery than a new computer, but it does get expensive.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    I bought my MacbookPro in June 2009 just recently noticed that battery depletes easily and today it showed no battery available.I used it for 4- 5 hrs a day.So,its battery life lasted for almost 1 year and 8 months.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery gets 20 minutes of run time after 2 years

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    Most of the time my computer is plugged in and not charging but after 2 years and probably only 50 cycles I find that I can't get more than 20 minutes.

    I did have some power issues with my computer during the warranty period but they never replaced the battery. My computer was serviced 3 times during 2 years.

    Overall I think the battery fails to meet expectations but for the most part if you need a laptop to run on battery for more than 2 hours you ought to consider buying something other than a computer with a preinstalled battery or travel business class where you get a power outlet at your seat.

    As for the battery, I guess the best way to make it last is to not leave it in the computer when on AC or replace the battery once a year.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life not so bad!

    • Written by from Ogden

    We've had our MacBook Pro for about 3 years now and are still on the original battery! We are about to replace it as we only get about one hour of life from it now, but 3 years is not so bad. We just wish they weren't so expensive. We do cycle our battery and use the computer frequently - 3 family members use it daily.

    15 of 19 people found this useful