• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries dont last

    • Written by from Largo

    I've had my laptop since may 2008. I always allow full charge then full drain as recommended. Now my computer will just shut off at anwhere from 20-45% battery life for now apparent reason and wont turn back on until it has been charging for a little while. I would understand if it got to under 15% or if it at least would display the message saying it is about to shut off but it doesnt. it is becoming extremely frustrating especially when in the middle of a report and it shuts off forcing me to startover. I will be getting a replacement aftermarket battery as the factory ones DO NOT LAST.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible battery

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This is the second original Apple battery I have had in less than 3 years. The first battery I had lasted under two years and about 400 cycles. At it's best, it gave me a little over two hours of battery life. The next battery lasted one year and one day (and less than 100 cycles). I contacted Mac and they said that since it was beyond one year they wouldn't replace it (I'd complained earlier that the battery was defective as I never got more than an hour and a half of battery life). Piece of ****... getting an imitation now for half price and hoping for the best. No more Mac products for me.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed

    • Written by from Smyrna

    I am a big fan of pretty much anything Apple puts out except this battery. I have cycled it, and followed all the tips I could find out there. I am on battery number three in four years so I guess I should be happy compared to other posts? Apple needs to ditch these Sony batteries and find a better quality product. Its almost enough frustration to not buy another macbookpro. Almost.

    35 of 41 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Absolutely the worse battery I ever seen I have 8 of them six got bad very fast!

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Typical to Apple Standards

    • Written by from Warren

    Even following the battery maintenance schedule, the battery will claim to provide 4 to 5 hours. But this is only true if you turn on the computer and leave it alone. Using your computer will reduce your battery life to maybe 2 hours tops, a solid 90 minutes for sure.

    I love my Macbook Pro but it is time for a new laptop and I am having second thoughts purchasing another Mac. I alway find myself envious of PC Laptops working for hours on their laptops while I am searching for a power outlet.

    Horrible Battery, are you kidding; asking $129 for a under performer.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

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    • Written by from DeBary

    These batteries are horrible. I cycle the batteries religiously and I get about 9 months out of them before I am down to around 1 - 1.5 hours of time. Unfortunately the aftermarket ones are not much better. I am happy Apple has invested in their battery technology because these things stink and they are very expensive.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries are not very good.

    • Written by from San Diego

    I am now on my third battery in so many years. I think it is real stupid that Apple has chosen to make batteries on their new computers built-in. They are so unreliable the computer will be in the shop getting a new battery again and again and again.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th battery in 4 years

    • Written by from Victorville

    First battery died after a year. Replaced under Applecare. I had about 130 cycles. 2nd battery died another year later with only 44 cycles. Warranty denied since I didn't have the extended Applecare, so had a choice on 90-day warranty for $99 or a standard retail new battery for $129 with a year warranty. This one is dead another year later with about 50 cycles. At least this one will be a warranty. Thankfully I didn't take the offer to save that $30.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Battery in 28 months

    • Written by from SAINT CHARLES

    I have owned my MBP for 28 months and am now on my 3rd battery. I've followed all of the instructions on power cycling, trying to keep it cool, etc, but nothing seems to help. I now wish I had bought the 3-year applecare because of how pitiful their batteries are.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Spring

    I have been through three of these all of them fail well below two hundred cycles two were replaced under warranty including the last one that was covered under the recall and replace with the "new" version. Not sure if it is the battery or the macbook pro or the charger that destroys them but I know from past experience they will not last. This last battery failed after 135 cycles and is no longer under warranty or "recall replacement" seems the people at apple stuck it to me again oh well, next time I'll wait longer to buy and research the web better before making anymore Apple investments I recommend you do the same. PS- I here the new iPhone has a lot of bugs too just fyi.

    39 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What the heck - battery life?

    • Written by from Deltona

    This is my fourth battery! After about 3 months I start to see degradation in the time in will provide power. It gets so bad that I can watch the battery life drain out at rate of about 1 percent every 10-15 seconds. After about 20 minutes - shutdown. What's the purpose of having a laptop if you must stay plugged in? Common Apple, fix this.

    65 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do a better job!

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    I love the computer, but this is my second battery in less than three years. I think Apple gets a very decent price for its product so it should back up its award winning computers and software with a battery that lasts...either that or provide a replacement battery at reasonable price. Enough said.

    56 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery

    • Written by from Menifee

    I bought my battery in january also just like everyone else my old battery holds a charge better then this one.

    Apple dose not care they moved to a new internal battery.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

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    • Written by from BURY ST. EDMUNDS

    I replaced my original battery that lasted me 3 years. The replacement battery has only lasted 8 months before laptop shuts down without warning at around 50% charge. Currently using old battery again as it lasts longer than the new one... that can't be right! I am reluctant to buy another battery unless Apple addresses this issue, unfortunately there's no alternative.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    battery dies and causes hard crash of my mac with no warning

    • Written by from cambridge

    battery is only one year old, but already has lost most of its capacity, and frequently dies without warning (even when the menubar display shows 30% left). "Service Battery" warning is often in the menubar (how does one "service" one of these batteries anyhow??)

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thing stinks

    • Written by from Seal Beach

    Have had three of them in three years. When the thing goes bad it doesnt even warn me anymore, the computer just shuts off. I think it constantly shutting off is destroying my hard drive, my computer runs really slow now and spinrite doesnt work on mac.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery.

    • Written by from Spring Creek

    Battery died 100 cycles in (is listed to last 300-ish) a week after my warranty expired.
    It also runs VERY hot, so much that it can hurt to touch the bottom of my laptop.

    Now, new one at 120 cycles laptop has to be plugged in ALL the time, as it holds a charge for two seconds at most. I can't even knock the cord without my laptop dying. Still very hot.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very bad product

    • Written by from Sanford

    first battery died after about 30 cycles, the second died after only 21 cycles. Both batteries were calibrated, as suggested. And of course the warranty does not cover it, if I was putting this garbage out I would not cover it either. I like apple products but for this amount of money I expect a much better quality. Would have loved to give zero stars.

    36 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing new battery

    • Written by from Santa Clarita

    I am a loyal Apple consumer, love my macbook pro to death! BUT, I just bought this ridiculously overpriced battery, charged it once and after that kept getting the "not charging" next to the indicator. After reading up on forums regarding this surprisingly common issue, I shut down, took out battery & power cord several times for this brand new battery to recharge on it's 2nd cycle. Alas it did but again, starting up with the problem on the "not charging" indicator....With this price, Apple needs to value it's customer quality assurance & seriously fix this $129 + tax problem!!

    62 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop it with the "Cycle your battery" stuff

    • Written by from Oshkosh

    Seriously. Maybe I've got bad karma/voodoo/luck/whatever, but I *babied* my second battery. I have over 252 cycles on the battery according to System Profiler in the 92 weeks I've owned the battery. And Snow Leopard still says "Service Battery". Funny, 92 weeks is about the same life I got out of my first battery when I didn't cycle it at all! They are junk. I'm going to an Apple Store soon to hear the corporate line and, unless I get a free battery, I'm buying a NuPower battery.

    40 of 45 people found this useful