• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulging battery/dead battery

    • Written by from Jenison

    Having purchased my first & only 15" MPB in December 2006, I'm just about to purchase my 3rd battery. After I heard about the exploding Mac batteries, I looked at my battery. There was a bulge in the middle of it. With a phone call to Apple, I was sent a replacement ... my #2 battery. (Had to send the original back to Apple.) This replacement battery has never performed optimally. For one thing, it seems like the cycle count hasn't been recorded accurately. Awaiting its death pronouncement, it currently never gets back up to 100%, loses that within seconds of disconnection from power, and shuts the computer down within a couple of minutes. I'm wondering if off brand replacement batteries work any better than these.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets very hot.

    • Written by from Idaho Falls

    Replaced my Macbook Pro battery just 8 months ago and the new one stinks! When I started to type this review it was at 97% life and now it is already at 87% in just about a min. I hate spending $125 for a battery that doesn't last a year. Besides the new macbooks come with a battery that lasts 10 hours? Can't Apple make something for older gen macbook pro's that will at least do half of that? Down to 76% now.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from port saint lucie

    I have gone through two batts on my 2008 mbpro in two years. Very dissappointed...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Life ever

    • Written by from vancouver

    I have been through 2 batteries in 4 years. They have never lasted more than 300 cycles. They just get unreliable very fast. But apparently the new Macbook Pro has a great battery. Too bad for us who have the older model!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dysfunctional Battery

    • Written by from Washington

    I've owned my MBP since Oct 2008 and love it dearly. However, the battery is another issue. I never realized how my bad my battery has become until I upgraded to Snow Leopard; it always says "Service Battery." My battery straightened up the week I was going to the Apple store (the week before my warranty expired). Unfortunately, not very long. It started acting up again the following week. I downloaded iStat so I can monitor my battery's life. Currently, my battery health is at 33% with 261 cycles and won't go above 95% charge. It's been like this for a week now. The usage time fluctuates from 30 min to 3 min in a second. Sometimes, my MBP goes on standby while I'm writing an email because the battery is suddenly dead. Now, I can only use my laptop for 30 min max before I have to plug it in again. :(

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Battery

    • Written by from Boise

    I bought my macbook pro almost exactly a year ago. The day my warranty expired the battery was dead!!! 1 year for a rechargeable battery is not acceptable I have never gotten more than 2.5 hours battery life under any condition. I regret buying a macbook pro I have had several problems that were fixed until the day my warranty expired.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Lifespan, False Advertising

    • Written by from OAKLAND

    Battery was advertised to provide up to 5 hours of charge under certain conditions (mild web browsing, low screen brightness, bluetooth off, wifi ON). My first battery couldnt even get 4 hours with screen at lowest brightness and wifi OFF, with the charge capacity dwindling to 2.5 hours after maybe 8 months....

    I got a new battery that lived up to the 5-hour charm for about 4 months, then began dwindling heavily...after 8 months, the computer shuts off without warning and barely provides 1.5 hours of use.

    this is a terrible terrible completely unreliable product.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Terrace

    My first battery died shortly before my 1-year warranty had expired. Apple replaced the battery with a new one, but it was reduced to about 2% of its capacity within a few months. Now I'm left with a laptop that will shut down instantly if the power cord is knocked out of place. I spent over $2,000 for a laptop with a battery worth less than the lint in my pocket. Of course, after I had received my second battery my warranty was over and I couldn't get ahold of Apple to see if they would do anything about the second one. My cycle count on the second battery was 57 when it died. I followed all recommended practices for maintaining battery life and even have a new power adapter.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to drop price

    • Written by from Kingwood

    I am on my 3rd battery and that is because I mainly use my iMac now. These things don't last long enough for the price. Please drop the price so I can keep using my MBP

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no life span, Apple should recall

    • Written by from Portland

    Even with following the proper charging cycles, plan on this battery having a 1 hour lifespan within the first 6 months of use. Sometimes, even when the battery icon says you have another hour left, the computer will completely shut down mid-use and will take 30 minutes of being plugged in before the battery charges enough for it to turn on. This is extremely stressful when you're working on deadlines and don't have 30 minutes to wait for your computer to charge. In my opinion, Apple should recall all of their macbook pro batteries, or just replace them for free.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible battery life

    • Written by from Toronto

    I agree that the battery life is horrible. My MacBook has made it over 3.5 years but suddenly in the span of 3 days I went from having an hour of charge to 0 charge. If my charger becomes unplugged the computer shuts down in a second.
    At the rate we buy them I don't at all like the price I have to pay each time for a new battery.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Disappointed with the battery life. After a year and a half mine was toast. I even bought the apple care plan and they wouldn't replace it. Talk about frustrating. Great computer, but when you don't take care of the people who are trying to take care of the merchandise bought from you. It really hurts the overall product.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk of Battery

    • Written by

    I have already gone through 3 batteries in the last 2 years. I do the cycles properly and to no avail, I honestly think they should do a much better job at making them last longer. I understand its like a cars tire but folks you do the tires rotation and they sure last you a long time. (Sorry Apple) But your batteries are just a piece of junk.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by from Peoria

    I'm replacing the 2nd battery on this laptop. The latest lasted 21 cycles. It's outside the 90 day warranty so I'm out another $130. Calibrating did no good, all of the resets did no good. You can't fix garbage. Apple should be ashamed of themselves.

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    To put it mildly, The Worst Battery Ever

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    Let's be clear, I love my Macbook Pro, However Macbook batteries are another story on to themselves. I am going through my second dead battery within the spam of six months; I have charged my batteries according to the instructions and it has been no use. In these hard times I don't have extra money to throw at my Mac due to Apple's incompetence in making a long lasting battery.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good battery AT ALL for the price.

    • Written by from Chestermere

    I bought a new battery for my MacBookPro after having it one year. I have had this battery now just over a year with, so far, a total of 203 charge cycles. I used to get 2.5 to 3 hours out of it, movie watching included, but now I'm lucky to get just about an hour from it.
    Granted 'Mack' is my good friend, 'he' never leaves my side, but I feel with the superior products Apple is putting out on the market at these prices they need to do better with the life duration of this particular battery. One year is not good enough. If this must be the case then put the price down, otherwise I feel bad to even think that they may be trying to milk us for the small accessories that we have no choice to replace.

    54 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective design

    • Written by from Winter Haven

    This battery obviously has a design flaw. Too many of them develop a problem where they just stop putting out power even though they have a substantial amount of charge left. My original was replaced under warranty and now the replacement has developed the same problem. It's worse than a worn out battery that won't hold much of a charge because with those you get a warning before they die. With these the computer just shuts off without warning.

    Bad Apple. Bad, bad Apple. Could be worse, though. Could be one of those models where the battery is internal.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really, really bad battery

    • Written by from Orem

    This battery was purchased November 2009 and I've followed the book on cycling and it hasn't helped. The battery only lasts one hour. Let me repeat, one hour of power before needing to plug it in. This is the third battery for this laptop and none of them have lasted. This is the only item made by Apple that I've had problems with.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This battery is NOT good

    • Written by from Fullerton

    My battery says its still has 70% battery health. But it doesnt last longer than 5 mins without being plugged in. I am at a loss for what is happening and the Mac store just blows me off with a reference to getting a new battery. If the battery has 70% health left, it should at least work for 70% of the original charge time right?

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life

    • Written by from RTP

    replacement lasted less than a year

    26 of 28 people found this useful