• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Third Battery's the Charm"?

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I have two batteries, but didn't switch them often, since I usually made sure to find a convenient outlet to plug into -- they don't last long at the best of times, and I'm paranoid. Well, a couple months ago I couldn't find a convenient outlet, so I tried the battery alone. The battery went down to 50% and then my computer did a hard shutdown without warning. Since then, it's been steadily getting worse -- now it dies at 80% charge, and it gets to that point in about 10 - 15 minutes. I tried switching to the second battery, but it won't run at all with that one; won't turn on or charge. Guess I'll have to buy a third.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage!!!

    • Written by from Richmond

    This battery is absolutely terrible. I had three since I bought my laptop in 2007. Not a single one has made it past 350 cycles without completely dying. And I have done everything apple asks to maintain battery life. Cycling it once a week, recalibrating it, etc. etc. I cannot believe the lack of quality control in this piece of trash. And $160 for a replacement!? Seriously someone at Apple is on hard drugs because this is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Well Apple it's your loss as I just bought a pc laptop and built a hackintosh. Hopefully you can bring your quality control up again and I will consider buying another mac. Until then I'm sorry but this experience has ruined my switch to the mac.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Battery, Second One That Has Died in a little Over 2 Years

    • Written by from WARREN

    I just thought I'd warn everybody about this product. This is now the second battery I've had in a litlte over 2 years and the battery doesn't remotely hold a charge. As soon as I take it off the charger the entire laptop dies. On top of that, the green LED's on the back do not light up at all indicating very poor health and the laptop even reports that the battery is not installed. The battery worked for maybe 9-10 months and for the price this is a horrible product. I think it's funny that even after everybodys horrible review of this product Apple continues to try and sell it, fail, in my opinion.

    An unahppy customer.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i hate it...

    • Written by from rowland heights

    same as myself that all the review regarding this baterry life . i both it brand new 15 months ago and now the battery is dead. actually this is my second battery, and the problem is the same. it won't last. i hope this problem is to fix or make 2 yrs. warranty instead of 1 year. this rip off. and i'm upset. and before the battery is dead i expereince also that no warning what so ever is the computer is shut off.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    your no good your no good your no good baby your no good.

    • Written by from COLLEGE PLACE

    Same as every one else. This battery bites butts and replacements are outrageously priced. I love my mac but will definately think twice next time about buying the laptop because of this issue. Little bit peeved that Apple hasn't stepped up and sold the battery for a reasonable price.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery probelm...

    • Written by from Mississauga

    well...my battery for my mbp jst crashed recently..but after reading everyone's comments abt their battery problem. mine is consider good i guess..one battery last for three years..and got 340 cycles...guess i should be glad i only hve to get NEW one once every three year..lucky me ^^

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE product

    • Written by from Toronto

    It is far too expensive and only lasts a little over a year...

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Life is to short

    • Written by from ravenna

    I am going on my third battery and there is really nothing you can do about it. The cost is way to high for such a short life. My wife has a different model going on three years and it has never shown signs of giving up.
    Come on Apple lets get going on changing this problem.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give zero if I could. Apple is slipping....

    • Written by from CROWN POINT

    I have been an Apple user since the beginning. Have owned over 20 different machines.
    This battery is my second replacement, and it had only 12 cycles on it before going completely dead, no mAh, no charging. Apple apologized the first time and replaced it with this one, but now they will not replace this one. Poor service. Go to aftermarket sellers. Apple quality control on these batteries is nil.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Battery Performance

    • Written by from Issaquah

    I've used two batteries since I got this computer new because I've done lots of traveling and I always have to keep a charged-up spare handy just in case. One of the two is starting to get a little weak now that it has around 70 cycles on it. Doesn't seem like that much of a surprise to me. It still works, but it just doesn't hold the kind of charge that it did when it was new, so it's time for a new one. For the most part, I've found that the battery would last longer than I could keep awake on an airplane - so if the airline breaks down and coughs up a source of electrical power it just gives you a means of falling asleep to iTunes as you cross the Pacific, which beats having to rely on the airline's tunes every time!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why does the Mac Book Pro Battery perform so horribly

    • Written by from Olympia

    After owning my MBP 15" for three years I have had to buy one battery each year. Even when they are brand new the battery lifespan does not last that long. All my friends with regular mac books have excellent battery lives and last forever. Why why why? I know the basics, more memory, more ram, bigger screen....... but common, this is just ridiculous. Well here goes another 140$ for a new battery. Thanks Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lifespan

    • Written by from Ajax

    Third batter just died. They last about a year with mild usage, maybe 50 total power cycles and they are ready for the trash.

    If you add up all of the batteries and power supplies that I've had to purchase, it would equal the cost of a dell laptop. Seriously.

    BTW, why can't I rate this 0 stars?

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On to my 3rd battery

    • Written by from Dundas

    I'm on my second battery after 2 years of having my 15 inch MacBook Pro. It will go from being 100% charged to dying without warning (no "plug in or you will lose your work" pop-up) after 10-15 minutes of being unplugged. Never had this problem with any other computer - I will have to buy my third $160 battery in 2 years!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd battery in three years?

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Love the computer sorry I can't say the same for the battery. there's has to be away around this problem.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing bad, nothing great

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    Have had none of the troubles other users seem to be experiencing. All my Apple batteries have behaved the same way: after about two years of use, I'm down to about 40% of the original capacity. It'd be nice if they held up a little better (i.e. >50% capacity at 2 years), but the performance is still better than many PC batteries out there.

    I condition my laptop battery regularly.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No complaints

    • Written by from Plano

    I bought my Macbook Pro 15 inch about 3 and a half years ago. The battery still gives me about 3 hours of useful time. The main thing is to turn the screen brightness down to the absolute lowest level you can work with. At home I keep it at about 50%. On airplanes when it's dark in the cabin, I turn it down all the way to the lowest level. It's still bright enough to work with or watch a DVD. The LCD screens take a lot of current, so turn the brightness down to save power. It also helps to simply leave the computer on once in a while and let the battery run down all the way to the point where the computer shuts down. If you walk away from the compute, close the lid and let it go into standby mode. Turn off Bluetooth if you are not using it. Turn off WiFi if you are not using it. Turn off the keyboard lighting if you don't need it.

    Be very careful with replacement batteries. Second source companies will advertise batteries with higher ratings and lower prices, but buyer beware! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn't true. Cheaply made batteries can be very dangerous. And in spite of the great specs, they may give very poor performance. I don't work for Apple, and have nothing to gain if you buy a replacement battery from them. However, I think you will happy in the long run if you replace your battery with one sold by Apple.

    46 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Apex

    I replaced my MacBook Pro (15") battery just one year ago. Already I get "Battery needs servicing" (ie., replacing at $129). Seriously? APPLE DO SOMETHING! There are enough horrible reviews that it seems you'd want to take action. Or it's a forced upgrade path to unibody (?)

    64 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and Cheaper

    • Written by from Guntersville

    I'm on my third Apple laptop and have nothing but good things to say about them. The battery is another story. I replaced the battery in my MacBook Pro last year. The new battery has been cycled 124 times and is now dead for all practical purposes. It's a shame that Apple can't come up with components to match the quality of the computer.

    87 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The weak link

    • Written by from Carmel

    Original battery (from 2006) lasted until Fall of 2009. I then was forced to get a replacement battery, yet it has only lasted a little over one year.

    THE PROBLEM: These are lithium-ion batteries. Apple needs to go with the better (albeit heavier) Nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH).

    One year of use, no matter how many "cycles" is ridiculous. For such a great product as the MacBook Pro, it should have a battery that meets or exceeds the competition.

    It simply does not.

    64 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    • Written by from Fitchburg

    I have had to request an additional battery every 12-18 months. The system shuts down without notice. This battery can't be made by Apple. This has to be a Microsoft implant. I not happy with this product and concerned that Apple's standards are slipping. They done nothing to solve this problem. Apple beware, when you get to good you start making junk. Look at Microsoft, GM, Ford.

    46 of 58 people found this useful