• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery does not work in the real world.

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    I love the computer, too bad the battery is awful. I have a friend that has the same macbook as I do, and my sister has a different model and both have had battery issues. My problem started, I believe, as a result from commuting from my house to an internet cafe when I was traveling. If the battery was low, I would plug it in to charge, but often times I had to unplug it to change tables or I would decide to leave. From my own experience and what I have heard is that the battery takes on a memory and will not function properly unless you completely drain the battery and then fully charge it. I feel that it is unrealistic to expect the user to fully drain and fully charge the battery every time, after all this a mobile device, the user may only be in a location for a short time period. The best analogy I can think of is filling your car with gas; people don't wait until their car is on E to refill their tank and on some occasions they do not have enough money to completely fill the tank. The same goes for battery charging, if you are constantly moving locations, chances are you don't want to wait until the battery is dead to charge it and you won't have enough time to let it fully charge at one location. If I used my laptop in a home office everyday I would find the battery to be satisfactory for that setting, yet if this were the case I would not have purchased a laptop.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RECALL THIS PRODUCT

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    Yes , another one . I bought two of these laptops for my daughters. The batteries are a dismal failure- and EXPENSIVE. But it seems the parent company just snubs its nose at the hard-pressed consumer, and doesn't give a fig. They seem to just keep churning out the same defective product. BE WARNED, there are too many duds(batteries) to take the chance. SHOP ELSEWHERE ! THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM SALE IMMEDIATELY.

    53 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short lived

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I bought this computer in 2006 and replaced the battery on Christmas 2007. I already need another battery and it's only been 6 months. It's extremely frustrating that I have to spend $140 every six months just to keep my laptop portable. Seems like Apple could engineer something more efficient.

    75 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

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    I own a duo core macbook and my battery died completely just after the first year. I think think Apple should back/fix their hardware and recall all these bad batteries. I don't think they are saving money by assuming that they aren't going to take a hit in image. They spent so much on their amusing PC slamming campaign. When will we see a PC company do an ad that shows the fat guy bragging that at least his laptop is mobile, or "We don't care, we don't have to. We're Apple, where else you gonna go?". Since PC is a competitive, multi corporation platform that offers competitive products for it operating system we will never see that. Apple is looking like Microsoft to me now. Just another monopoly.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How has apple not fixed this problem yet?

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    So the battery that came with my macbook died a few days before my warranty was up go figure. Rather an odd trend we see. The guys at the MOA Apple store replaced it for free and were nice. I had to make the stupid appointment online and deal with that process though.
    That was in January, well it's June and my replacement battery now died. Seriously these things are garbage. I heard a pop pop the other day so glad I didn't have this thing on my lap if anything. Since I'm at school I doubt I'll find a place to replace it for free and the closest service center is 500 miles away at the MOA. Thanks Apple

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Apple Why?

    • Written by from Neenah

    Buyer beware! This battery is very frustrating. I finally talk my wife into buying a Mac and now after the warranty expires the battery dies. Well I shouldn't say dies because the tech said that the battery shows good life left but it will shut my computer down if my MacBook is not plugged in. I wish apple would step up to the plate and fix this problem and give us poor suckers who bought this inferior product a credit or rebate.

    104 of 133 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRID

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    I recieved my macbook as a christmas gift this year 2008 and it is now May 22, 2008 3 days short of 5 months and my battery is already shot, dead, lifeless!! I now have to leave it on my desk plugged in untill I recieve my new replacement. If the new one dies shortly after my year warranty, I will not spend 129 dollars for a new one! I will put my macbook on craigslist for sale and buy a different lap top!

    50 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    13 Month Problem

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    at 13 months the battery died completely. this is not a case of the battery holding less of a charge. one day i picked it up and it said there is no battery installed. this is extremely frustrating.

    judging by the other reviews, this is a very common problem. for apple to continue to produce and sell such faulty products, i must start to question the companies integrity.

    232 of 247 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from Olathe

    I had my macbook for 2 years and for the past month the battery won't hold a charge. At the same time my charger lost it's ability to charge the computer so I replaced that, hoping that this would also fix my battery problems. When it didn't I called about getting a replacement battery, but I had just missed the "cycle count" maximum to get a battery replaced. I should've called sooner. So now that I JUST missed the count I have to pay a whole $129 for a new battery while I'm still under warranty. Doesn't make sense to me.

    70 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Also had problems early

    • Written by from WASHINGTON

    My battery stopped working well after a short while. Actually my Macbook had all kinds of problems and I just recently had them all repaired under warranty but they didn't replace the battery which lasts for 30 minutes or less. I should have brought it in sooner but didn't get around to it. What bugs me is that they don't last long and the cost of a new battery is excessively expensive.

    53 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall!!!

    • Written by from Fort Irwin

    It looks like everyone is having the same problem with these batteries. They don't last long and that is an inconvenience. Apple should recall these batteries and fix the problem.

    79 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    third battery in two years.. is that normal?

    • Written by from Portland

    So i just got my THIRD battery for my macbook in just under two years. The first one Apple replaced for free because it only lasted four months. That last one has been hanging on for the last few months barely holding a charge so i finally had to break down and buy another one.

    $130!!! For how long these things last they should be half that price.
    I love my macbook but hate this battery issue...So depressing.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a bad product!!!

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    I purchased last year a Macbook 13" for my wife and the original battery didn't last one year... reading some of the reviews I can see that I was kind of lucky... most of them don't even last 6 months. The Macbook is GREAT but the battery is VERY BAD... well let's face it... it is HORRIBLE!!!

    89 of 121 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated

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    I got my Macbook 13'' in november 2006, about 5 months later the battery stopped working completely. It is now recognized on the toolbar as a giant x and no matter what i try it still won't charge. I've checked the mac help/troubleshooting but nothing works. Now I'm stuck with a all the time plugged-in laptop, (sort of defeats the purpose of a laptop) and always end up moving too fast and the cable comes out and the computer shuts down. I also cannot believe the price of a new battery! I love mac but if I'm going to be spending 129$ every 4-5 months to replace the battery might as well get a Dell !

    197 of 238 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    aggrivation

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    I got my Macbook 13 inch white in NOVEMBER or 2007 thats 6 MONTHS ago. I love mac but the batter last 2 months and now the computer isn't even registering that theres a battery there. I'm not paying 129$ to get a new battery after shelling out 1500 for the computer 6 months ago. Apple needs to fix the problem free of charge. This is worse than my Dell. At least that lasted 4 years even though it did burn my legs if it sat too long.

    64 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Taylorsville

    I replaced my battery 6 months ago, now it wont hold a charge, I cant use my laptop unless its plugged in.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery

    • Written by from oakland

    The replacement battery Apple sent now lasts about 10 minutes. What's up with this Apple? I won't buy another Apple laptop until they fix the battery problem. In the meantime I'm using an Asus eee recently purchased for traveling. I'm once again able to use a laptop without being connected to a power source.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really really bad !!!!

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    got a macbook in june 07.
    battery stopped charging in dec 07 (display X, i.e. missing battery even if battery is there)
    apple store 'fixed' this by giving me a new battery.
    3 months after, same problem. X as the battery status
    => will I have to wait 2 hours every 3 months to get my macbook fixed???

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Angry on the Rechargeable Battery

    • Written by from Bucuresti

    My MacBook Battery is death after one year of use. I look on the Internet and I so this is a real problem. All the Rechargeable Battery for this product crash after one year. Now I really think this is made by the producer because after 2 year they don't make something to repair this issue. In my country this battery cost 237 USD so is 24% of the laptop price. I will go to our authority to reclaim this problem.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, bad battery

    • Written by from Fresno

    I got a macbook about 18 months ago, and now the battery died after about 10 months. I bought another battery, but it again died after about 7-8 months. I have no problem with other pc laptop batteries (dell and sony). I hate spending extra $250 for a thousand dollar laptop. Apparently, this battery problem is not just mine. I have friends in the bay area who complain of the same problem. Next time I decide to get a laptop, I will strongly reconsider buying an apple laptop, unless they improve the reliability of the battery.

    88 of 100 people found this useful