• 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


    • 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 (?)

    66 of 69 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.

    89 of 95 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.

    65 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with the cheap third-party batteries on eBay

    • Written by from Belleville

    After going through two of these batteries, the original and an official replacement battery, it's clear that they're poorly made. Even if you follow all of Apple's recommended procedures for battery care they'll still die far sooner than they should.

    For the price, you could buy three batteries from eBay - and they'd still last longer than Apple's version.

    I love Apple products, but these batteries (and the fact that they've never been improved) show that even Apple are far from perfect.

    66 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Batteries or MagSafe Adapter, who is guilty??????

    • Written by

    Last month I bougth a 17-inch MacBook Pro from Apple Stıre North Michigan Avenue Retail Store, Chicago, IL...I had recharged 5 times the batteries and last weekend I could not get charged my Mac. I do not know why??? After just plugging the adapter, the green led lits 5 seconds and then turn into amber but off within 2-3 minutes... The batteries are not recharhing and the MagSafe power adapter is problem...Is there anybody experienced with that problem? I have no time and there is no service close to me, because I am now in Turkey.....................

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The battery you keep on replacing

    • Written by from West Hurley

    The battery I had for my original macbook pro had to be replaced three times due to use. Each replacement occurred after under a year. Thankfully two were covered under applecare. This battery is a nightmare as it effectively turns your laptop into a desktop with no warning. I've tried all the tips and tricks but had to keep replacing. Eventually I just bought a macbook and haven't looked back.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's still up and running

    • Written by from Paw Paw

    My computer is two years old. I bought it refurbished. The battery has 520 !!!!! cycle counts and keeps my computer powered up for two hours or so. Of course it's not 5-6 hours as the new macbook pros but pretty good. It says: 'Replace soon' but it's been saying that since the cycle count reached 450.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Calgary

    These batteries are terrible. I'm replacing mine every few months! I haven't been able to get more than 75 full charge cycles before they stop holding a charge. Is Apple selling me a cheap knock-off?!

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Battery

    • Written by from Bursa

    Battery dies very quickly

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent performance

    • Written by from OXFORD

    I've had my MacBook Pro since February 2007 and I have all the original parts (including the battery). I power cycled as suggested and after almost 4 years, I still have 50% battery life remaining in it. I started with 5-6 hours and I am now down to 1-2 hours usage on it. I'll eventually replace the battery and continue power cycling. My only complaint is the memory within these batteries. I have always found that feature to be a problem in ALL batteries with it. If Apple offered a replacement without that, I'd use it.

    8 of 10 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Max life for you MBP 15

    • Written by from WESTON

    To keep your battery life at its best, charged it to the fullest and used it until your computer runs on reserver battery when there is no ac plug-in around, then charged it to the fullest. If you're going to used the battery make sure you drain it then charged it back. If you're around ac plug-in, take the battery out of your MBP, THEN PLUG IN THE AC ADAPTOR, therefore the batter is out of the picture, and your battery will perform at its best with very low cycle. IT WORKS! There is no need to used the battery or leaving it attached to your computer when you are around the ac plug-in. Never charged it @90,80,70,60,50,40,30,20,10 % Always charged it @ 0%. Follow these steps and you will be happy with your battery and your MacbookPro.

    68 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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