• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This battery has issues.

    • Written by from LAKELAND

    I have had two of these begin to separate and swell on one end. The computer has been great but this battery is a piece of junk.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery swollen

    • Written by from affton

    Battery has swollen. Has popped the track pad off the uni body and deformed the bottom of the laptop.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is Useless

    • Written by from Portugal Cove St. Philips

    Original battery gave out in less then 1 yr. After reading the reviews here I will not be buying the replacement. It seems to be a gamble to buy an apple battery.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery

    • Written by from Jacksonville Beach

    I took care to perform the correct maintenance on my Apple battery. Unfortunately, it has disable my mouse due to swelling within the battery compartment itself. Something is not right with a design that allows the internal batteries to swell and create other issues for the laptop. Watch out folks that your battery does not show signs on swelling!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should I buy a third one ?

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    I bought a second battery as my original one was starting to become less efficient at holding a charge. Now after only a year or two this second one has given up the ghost. It holds about 30 minutes of charge, tops.

    My original battery that I stored according to instructions does not even charge anynore.
    At the price of this battery pack and its durability I´ll be looking somewhere else.

    I know rechargeable batteries do not live forever, but these ones wear down _way_ to fast.
    I also work on a Lenovo T400 and that battery is still doing more or less OK after 4 years of daily 8+ hour use.

    The Mackbook is a lovely machine, unfortunately its batery pack does not do it justice.

    48 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I purchased this battery a little over 6 months ago, it now holds a charge for at best 1 hour. I have done everything I was suppose to as far as calibration, but the quality of this replacement battery is extremely substandard for Apple. The battery also runs extremely hot, so beware if your one who likes to sit with your computer directly on your lap.

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need a 3rd battery

    • Written by from Markham

    Had to get rid of my second battery because it was expanding, which was actually a replacement for the original which also expanded. Hesitant to spend $160 on another battery for it just to expand in another 6 months.

    57 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same ol' problem, but Apple's not listening

    • Written by from St. John's

    Like so many other loyal mac-fans, I am on my third battery for my present macbook. There doesn't seem to be a legitimate reason, given that I turn my computer off all the time and have already replaced it once. Literally over night it lost all ability to charge.

    I'm with many others who agree Apple should be looking into this problem to satisfy customer needs. Otherwise I'll think twice next time someone asks me if they should 'buy mac'.

    63 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months...

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I bought a replacement battery for my mid-2007 white macbook in July of 2011. It is now December and guess what? It won't hold a charge. A lot of folks seem to be calling 6 months as the limit on the replacement battery. For the price, it should last just as long as the original battery (4 years!).

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't really see a point

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I'm on my second battery and this one died faster than the first. Macs are known for their longevity and usefulness over the years despite being of an obsolete generation, so why must I complain? Why must I even be concerned with the battery life of my $1,100 laptop? This should be an embarrassment, at least offer a little help.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Newport News

    I don't understand. I bought my black MacBook back in 2007 and finally had to get a new battery for it last November... and this new battery already needs to be replaced. How irritating.

    99 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    If purchasing a THIRD macbook battery wasn't necessary for work, I wouldn't do it. This is ridiculous.... a PC desktop lasts longer than ONE single MAC battery. That's crazy. I would rate it 0 stars if I could.

    66 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 months...

    • Written by from KATY

    I had to get a replacement battery for my MacBook. It was about 6 months before the battery would barely hold a charge. On a full charge, the battery would die after 2 hours. Now, the battery won't charge. Ridiculously expensive for such a shoddy battery.

    74 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Woes

    • Written by from Bon Accord

    My first battery died within 6 months of purchasing my Macbook and Apple kindly replaced it (although I did have to pay to ship the old one to them) The replacement battery lasted about 6 months as well but this time when I complained the response I got was "Your computer is no longer under warranty" but you can buy a new battery. I was pretty choked and have been using my Macbook as a desk top computer for the past 2 years refusing to give Apple any more of my money for their shoddy "Made in China" products.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Original battery lasted 3 years. Replacement lasted 6 months

    • Written by from KANSAS CITY

    This is a function of the computer design. It must be. We own a white and a black MacBook bought about the same time. We also own a newer Macbook Pro and an older Macbook Pro 17inch. The latter two computers work like a charm - no failing power cords, no failing batteries.

    But the white and black macbooks have been a disaster. I'm replacing the hard drive in the white macbook having already had to replace the one in the black. We replaced both power cords. We've had to have the cases repaired for known defects (cracking) twice. Now I'm needing a third battery with the current one literally dying at the six month mark.

    The first battery lasted 3 years and over 1,000 cycles. The second battery died at six months and shows 300 cycles. That's not possible given that I use an iMac for office work and an iPad for traveling. That would literally mean I was charging and discharging the laptop twice a day 7 days a week for 6 months. It's almost as if the replacements were designed to fail before you ever open the box.

    At this rate (one power cord, two replacement batteries) I should probably just buy a new computer. But I'm angry. I've been a Mac devotee since the 80's and still have some of the equipment. None of my computers has ever been as poorly built as these - or had as many problems. I wish the black macbooks were covered by the "lemon" law. Worse - we were charged extra for black compared to white.

    Come on Apple. Really?

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Disappointment

    • Written by from New York

    I can't believe Apple has not addressed this?

    My battery just died out of the blue and refuses to charge....what a disappointment!
    Now I have to shell out another $129 plus dollars? Not fair or right!
    I have older macs that are still alive and kicking!

    57 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd battery

    • Written by from Batavia

    Purchasing a 3rd battery now. 2nd one is only about a year old and will not hold a charge. called support in the past and they try to calibrate the battery but it doesn't work. They wouldn't replace my battery. They should be replaced for free. They need redesigned for old and new Macbooks.

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expansion problems

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    My first battery lasted almost 3 years. I replaced it just before warranty expired due to expansion that was lifting my macbook off the table. I thought the second one would last another 3 years or until I replaced the whole machine, but at just over a year it is worse than the first one. And because I was busy and not paying attention to the bottom of my case when the one-year warranty expired, I will have to shell out $130 for #3 which will probably do the same thing. Put your warranty date in your calendar!

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery not dying but expanding

    • Written by from Maple Grove

    I am always very careful with my battery. I try to use it a infrequently as possible. I think in the course of 3 years I have used most of the battery life 3 times. Recently the bottom of my macbook started to expand. At present almost my entire battery is exposed. It is pushing up on my mouse pad so I can't use my computer while flat.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last resort product

    • Written by from Stoney Creek

    This battery should be a last resort solution to your laptop. It has an average usage time of 3 hours and drains quickly, regardless of what programs you are running. Not worth the price.

    12 of 17 people found this useful