• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Problem

    • Written by from Mission

    My 2008 Macbook battery has expanded in the centre and distorted the battery cover, It still works and will give about 3 hrs of service. I have removed it and will have to acquire a replacement. It is over 4 years old and probably given good service

    49 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rechargeable Battery

    • Written by

    I brought the Macbook 13' with this battery. The Battery was working very bad after less than one year. Now it does not work at all at 270 cycles, I wish I was more persistent in my complaints, while under the warranty.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 145 Cycles -- Dead Battery

    • Written by from Bonaire

    I'll let my MacBook speak for itself:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 48
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 133
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 145
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 512
    Voltage (mV): 12568

    I have to keep it plugged in to use it. I see others have had great luck with their batteries, so I suspect I simply got a lemon. At least, that is what my Apple-washed brain tells me. :-)

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy only if you have no other option

    • Written by from Pune

    The battery worked fine for about a year. But it started swelling after that. I was ready to pay for a replacement, but Apple does not give warranty against swelling. So you are on your own if the new battery also swells. Moreover, the Apple rep also said that it's "normal" for a battery to swell.

    99 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I bought my macbook pro a year and 1/2 ago and my battery is at 28% health. now i have to get it serviced and that battery probably wont be good either. everything about the macbook pro is great and useful except the horrible battery. I only gave it 2 stars because the macbook pro is such a great computer.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My battery performance is literally swell

    • Written by from NYC

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4024
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4099
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 24
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12485

    About a month ago it swelled, the trackpad and keyboard are acting squirrely and the case can't close so I'll have to replace this otherwise perfectly working battery.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with the others - dies fast

    • Written by from MILWAUKEE

    My battery lasted just over 2yrs, then started dying suddenly before getting down to "reserve power" or below 10%. Was caught off guard. It's unpredictable. The charge lasts noticeably shorter by the day.
    Apple products are usually of high quality and I expected better.

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery Quality

    • Written by from Piscataway

    I can't believe that my Macbook battery barely lasted 2 years, now, I need to have my Macbook plugged in all the time, it won't even last a minute without it. I am thinking if it is worth investing another 130$ on this, which may not even last a year or just buy an iPad and keep the Macbook plugged in..

    I am not too impressed with the quality of battery life..

    88 of 96 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery Life

    • Written by from ST. JOHNS

    I have owned a MacBook 13" for just over 2 years. The battery can't hold a charge anymore. Only 266 cycles. Once it gets to 25-30% remaining charge - just goes black! Not good enough for any product but especially Apple!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix your stuff Apple!

    • Written by from Playa Del Rey

    I have had my macbook for just shy of 2 years and have finally come to the point where I must order a new battery. The old one would last 2-45 minutes max.

    Apple, read your reviews. YOU HAVE A FREAKING PROBLEM! You know you do and yet you still stick it to everyone to buy a new $130 battery. What a joke! I agree with others who have commented, if you supply a MAC address to a macbook who requires this junk of a battery, offer it at a discount.

    I look forward to see how long my new battery will last.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    battery not up to rest of computer

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The little macbook is awesome in quality of picture etc. But the battery lasted only an hour an a half with a movie. So you cannot watch (most) whole movies, which are usually 2 hours. I thought maybe I need a new battery, since this one is about two years old, but then I saw the other reviews.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years = bad battery

    • Written by from Cerritos

    i still have a 2004 powerbook g4 w/ original battery that holds a charge longer than my 2008 aluminum macbook that is just 2 years old. something is definitely wrong with this battery.

    77 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from AMARILLO

    I have had my 13" macbook for just under two years now and I am getting the service battery light. My battery will no longer charge, nor will it last any time away from the plug. I have a pc at home that is four years old and still runs on the same battery. Also $129 for a replacement? A new pc battery only cost $80. This cobbled with the three times I have had to replace the hard drive, I will probably go with pc next time.

    Mac is great, but only when it works.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Battery Life

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I thought I was the only one with the problem and even when I went to the apple store the salesperson I spoke to was surprised at the short battery life. I've had my aluminum Macbook for almost two years and the battery doesn't last at all. Even when it says it's fully charged it shuts down for no reason!

    48 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Battery

    • Written by from Califon

    This battery doesn't last more than a year. Its horrible.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery swells up.

    • Written by from fair lawn

    After 162 cycles, i cannot press the trackpad to click anymore. The battery has swollen up and is pushing out/deforming the battery lid as well.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good While It Lasted

    • Written by from Irvine

    I was very happy with this battery while it lasted - but it did not last long enough! After about 18 months and 200 cycles the battery life dropped dramatically and the % remaining became totally unreliable, so I would lose all power without warning. By 230 cycles the battery was good for about 30 minutes of power on a full charge! Also, I should mention that I followed all the battery care instructions and re-calibrated the battery monthly, so I don't think the problems can be attributed to any misuse on my end. The reason it gets 2 stars is because, before the problems occurred, the battery was great and lasted for 3 to 4 hours of good use.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from vancouver

    I have had my macbook aluminum for just over a year now. It's the MacBook that they had for about a couple months during 2009. then they changed the name to MacBook Pro. But anyways. My battery was having no problems. Then when i went to go use my Mac i open it up. And then about 30 seconds later it died. Nothing worked. Not even the battery indicator. It literally died. So i went to plug it in. Then the led light on the front starts flashing like crazy. And now it won't charge. The battery indicator keeps on blinking. It's always at 0% and right as in unplug it. It dies again.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    • Written by from Ashburn

    I've had my computer for one year and four months, and my battery only holds a charge for about an hour before shutting off. I used to get 8 hours of battery life, but recently it's been awful and even shuts down when it reaches 25% charge. I called Apple and they said it was just from normal usage, so it wasn't covered. Seeing all of these reviews saying the same thing disappoints me because I thought that Apple was a company that took pride in making good products worth standing by.

    A battery should last longer than a year, Apple. It's a shame that a leading technological company can't make a battery that works and lasts.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Battery, Speakers, and CD Drive are all going haywire!

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    Is this not normal?

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 793
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 816
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 213
    Condition: Check battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1068
    Voltage (mV): 12097

    I've only had my macbook for less than 2 years, and after being fully charged, it dies within 20-30 minutes after I unplug it (EVEN IF I ONLY USE A WORD PROCESSOR). And it's not like I don't treat my computer well. I turn off bluetooth, quit all unused apps, and put it at low brightness settings while setting the battery life to "better energy savings." I usually always charge it and try not to let it die. Since it won't even last 30 minutes without being plugged in, I can't even use it to type up notes for ONE period of class.

    In addition, the speakers stopped working because it continually thinks there is something plugged into the headphone jack. This first happened when I connected a brand new speaker to my laptop. You probably think I jammed it or something, but I did it gently (I treat my laptop like a fragile child). Afterwards, it would NOT play any sound when disconnected from the speaker. After searching this phenomenon on google, I found that tons of people have this same problem, and have been fixing it by poking around the jack with a MATCHSTICK. POKING? with a MATCHSTICK? Does it really come down to this, Apple?

    Like a fool, I tried the matchstick suggestion. It left me with a broken nail and a broken heart. And yet, no sound.

    Mainly, the battery life is the problem. I have not abused my computer and it's rapidly dying. For a period of time, it made crazy sounds (like continual sounds of a disc being inserted, repeated about 12 times) every time the computer turned on or awoke from sleep. What is this? I didn't pay $2000 to get nasty looks at the library because my Macbook started screeching.

    This problem randomly went away about a month ago. I'm afraid for what else is going to occur in my laptop's future.

    I have no warranty.


    30 of 41 people found this useful