• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery

    • Written by from Beaufort

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2396
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 2397
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 85
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -202
    Voltage (mV): 12095

    As you can see my battery has had only 85 cycles and is giving me the check battery condition. It worked great until one day my mac just shut off with no warning. Now I'm lucky to get 4-5 minutes out of it. I feel that Apple should address this problem as I see that I am not alone in this.

    154 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, I am just disappointed

    • Written by from Far Hills

    Come on now Apple. When I bought my Macbook 16 months ago, the battery was advertised as state of the art. The battery lasted no longer than a year before it completely died. The computer will not run on battery for more than 10 minutes.

    Based on the numerous similar reviews, this is not simple wear and tear, Apple. This should be covered! I am just disappointed!

    141 of 151 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less then a year holding full charge

    • Written by from Center Moriches

    Battery lasted less then a year holding a full 3 hour charge. Now at almost two years it holds a charge for about 10 minutes. Very expensive yearly charge to use my very expensive top of the market notebook computer.

    134 of 141 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, Please fix these batteries

    • Written by from Phillipsburg

    The life of these batteries is poor. Apple needs to fix this issue and offer discounted replacements for the defective merchandise. Take care of your customers Apple!

    117 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple your breaking my heart!

    • Written by from Canon City

    Apple I love your products that is all that I purchase for my home and office but what is up with this battery? I have not even had it two years and now I have to purchase a new one because it will not hold a charge for more than about 10 minutes if I am lucky. You really need to lower the cost or add a discount to your customers. I love your customer service but this is not right. I pay extra for your great products and this battery is what I would expect from a PC not my wonderful Mac products.

    92 of 96 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, what is your problem?!?

    • Written by from Antioch

    I have always liked Apple products, but the battery life on my MacBook is just plain ridiculous! I've had my computer for 18 months, and I'm lucky if my battery lasts 45 minutes before having to plug it in. It's quite upsetting to see my friends who have PCs with much better battery quality. Why would I pay $130 for a battery that won't last long at all? This is just not right Apple. You need to step up your game.

    96 of 107 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Troubles

    • Written by from Houston

    My first battery lasted 9 months and was replaced under warranty.

    My replacement also only lasted 9 months (notice a theme yet?). Apple normally says the warranty on batteries is one year. When the replacement died they then tell me that they will not replace it. They say that it only has a 90 day warranty.

    Why does the same battery have a 1 year replacement at times and 90 day at other times? It's the same battery. Apple should stand behind their products the same. If someone has already had a problem once then not standing behind it the second time is not the smart thing to do. This is very frustrating.

    88 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another failure after one year

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    I purchased my MacBook in January 2009. Battery was fine until a week ago, would run several hours on charge. One day last week I noticed that, when plugged in, the charge meter read 0%. The next day I went to use it while traveling and the computer wouldn't turn on. It won't hold a charge. There had been no sign of deterioration before this. Strange how all these batteries are suddenly failing after one year.

    Battery info:
    Model Information:
    Serial Number:
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 002a
    Hardware Revision: 0005
    Cell Revision: 0100
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 37
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 37
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 50
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 180
    Voltage (mV): 12545

    83 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing you can do!

    • Written by from bluffton

    This battery lasted 2 months before it started to go bad. So hear I am buying another battery. There is nothing that I can do so I have to man up and spend $130. Come on Apple your better then this. When did you start to make junk?

    100 of 128 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple can, and SHOULD do better then this

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    My Macbook is ~ 2yrs old - See below if you want proof this is a bad battery.
    Also, swollen and is causing my system to run hot enough to burn my leg.

    GO WITH _ANY_ 3rd party provider over Apple's idea of trying to "Think Different."

    Cell Revision: 0100
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2873
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3032
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 157
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 82
    Voltage (mV): 12398

    75 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swelling after 50 cycles, interferes w/trackpad

    • Written by from Princeton

    I've had the battery for a few years and it has swelled after only 50 cycles. The battery pushes against the trackpad, making it very hard to use. I use the laptop almost exclusively while powered, so rarely do I use the battery. However now the battery seems dangerous, like there's a lot of built-up pressure causing it to physically swell. Why should anyone spend $130 on a replacement that could do the same thing?

    Here is my battery report:
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 3140
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3172
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 50
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 282
    Voltage (mV): 12568

    79 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Upset

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I was very upset with the quality of this battery. I love Apple products but I am not at all happy with the battery life. I have not had my laptop for very long and I already need to replace the battery because it now died when disconnected for less than five minutes. The only problem is, my warranty is not valid any more and I don't have the money to replace the battery. I love you Apple but you have thoroughly disappointed me.

    69 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly Unreliable

    • Written by from Cape Carteret

    The battery is 14 months old, and I discharge it completely at least twice a month, yet it will only run my computer for 20 minutes! Completely unacceptable! Believe me when I say that I have taken the absolute best care of this battery: I am a Junior computer science/engineering student at a North Carolina Engineering College.

    92 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad, so sad

    • Written by from Portland

    This battery is horrible! I've had my MacBook for 2 years and the battery is literally fried. Whenever the cord unplugs- even for half a second- the computer shuts down. Why can't Apple make a better battery?

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed as well

    • Written by from Chelsea

    Bought my Mac in Jan 2009, starting in Jan 2010 the computer shuts down when on battery power. My charge indicates it's at 100% and it runs for a couple minutes and then shuts off. Now just beyond the warranty period it's hard to decide, $129 for a new battery which might not solve my problem, or $249 for Applecare.

    62 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A complete and unnecessary disappointment, come on Apple.....

    • Written by from Ellenwood

    I came to this site to check the prices for this battery to replace my current one, and not only was I surprised to find so many negative reviews, but also disappointed as i've had the same experiences, which you would not expect seeing as this was an Apple branded product. Two years is INDEED the magic number, I've had my MacBook since 2008 and it continues to work fine, but the battery itself will only last about 30 - 40 mins on a full charge. If I dim the screen to about 25% (which barely makes you able to see anything depending on the lighting) then you MAY squeeze out more. $129 is honestly laughable for this product.

    56 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery , Poor Charger , Maybe consider a different brand not the same

    • Written by from WILLOW STREET

    Apple Lost the quality they once had that netted cult like following. I baby everything I own 100 cycles battery is junk and Oh yeah 2 charge adapters. Apple macbook and charger = FAIL dont buy unless they change these. Really turned off by quality. Ashamed because my previous products seemed bullet proof. Maybe its made in China manufacturing. You should be above this APPPLE up the quality and I will gladly pay more like I did in late 90's . Fail

    98 of 142 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is horrible

    • Written by from indianapolis

    If I could give it 0 stars, I would. Apple should pay ME to get a new battery. I have been let down by Apple. You would think by the amount of reviews saying this battery blows that Apple would do something about it. The battery lasts 40 minutes and then its dead. Junky battery Apple!

    58 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this battery depletes quickly

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My laptop is just under two years old. That seems to be the magic number here. I get less than seven minutes of battery life before my computer shuts off (not into safe-sleep, just off without saving anything). I am going with a third-party battery. Yuck!

    51 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Battery is Best to Pathetic...

    • Written by

    I have been using Macbook for last two years. For first 18 Months, battery life was coming to 3 to 4 hours. I was very satisfied. But Suddenly one day it stopped working. It is absolutely pathectic thing is that my battery was not charging 1%. it started to show 0% always.
    Normal batteries will show some signs of declining life time. But Apple macbook battery work well for some time and suddenly it stops working which clearly shows there is some terrible technical problem in the design of the product.
    If u dont have any option, then go Ahead and buy macbook Battery. It caused lot of inconvenices to me. In this matter, Dell and HP is far better. I would love to hear from other users

    54 of 60 people found this useful