This 68-watt rechargeable lithium polymer battery is compatible only with the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Ratings & Reviews
Follow the Directions
I have two of these batteries and they provide power for three to four hours each. Performance and life are achieved by following the instructions in the Help section. Calibrate the battey once a month per the instructions, and don't leave it plugged in all the time. If you constantly use the power cord, remove the battery so it doesn't over charge. If you do these two things you'll get long life. …
- Written by Robert W from Seminole
1695 of 2055 people found this useful
Same battery problem - Not a bad solution!
After nine months of constantly using my MacBook Pro 17, the system recently started to shut down unexpectedly, Now the battery ca sing is expanding and buckling and will not hold a charge. The effective life cycle with other rechargeable battery systems I have used seems to be about the same.
I was concerned about additional damage or safety hazard so I removed the battery. I called Apple Support and they agreed without dispute to send a replacement under warranty at no charge. Apple is still the best overall computer experience I have had!
- Written by Randall G from Corona
1293 of 1612 people found this useful
Apple has engineered a great battery for the 17" MacBook Pro. It keeps chugging for 3.5 to 4 hours and greatly outpaces my old G4 15" Powerbook battery with double the operating time. I'm very impressed. Good work Apple!
Note: If anyone isn't getting fabulous operating time, or is experiencing battery warpage or overheating, take your notebook into the Apple store and get a new battery. If you're within warranty it should be free, or if out of warranty, $129 is a small price to pay for the power this little beast puts out. …
- Written by Len W from Clearwater
682 of 1174 people found this useful
This is the second battery to have exploded in the last five years. Both batteries still had a lot of cycles left. These are the w orst batteries. The laptop always rested on a hard surface (i.e., desk) and never had a cold start, always room temp power up. Love the MBP, hate the battery. …
- Written by Sophia N from New York
1 of 1 people found this useful
First battery caused all kinds of funky things to happen to my MBP, before bulging and popping out the casing. Second one is 19 cy cles old and near dead after being in storage for a year. I get better performance from 5 year old rechargeable AA batteries! …
- Written by Steven B from Port Elizabeth
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2 Batteries have bulged within a couple months of each other.
When I got my 17" MacBook Pro in March of 2008, I bought a second battery. I've religiously alternated them over the years approxi mately every three months. A month ago, I went to swap batteries and found my "spare" battery had bulged through the case to the tune of about 3 inches!
A day ago, I noticed my trackpad clicker was hard to use...could barely depress it, but it would work. Today, it didn't work at all and if I tried using any part of the trackpad (including clicker), I couldn't select anything, either with the trackpad, corded mouse or bluetooth mouse.
Upon removing the battery, I could tell it was beginning to bulge!! (My second battery.) The bulging battery, even though not apparent to the eye, was causing the trackpad malfunction.
I've noticed there are many reviews about 17" MacBook Pro batteries bulging. Mine only has 173 cycle counts! …
- Written by Bob W from Los Altos
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
To calibrate the battery:
Plug in the MagSafe power adapter and fully charge the MacBook or MacBo ok Pro battery until the light on the MagSafe connector changes to green and the Battery icon in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.
Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for two hours or longer. You may use your computer during this time as long as the power adapter is plugged in.
Disconnect the power adapter with the computer on and start using it with battery power. When the battery’s charge gets low, you’ll see the low battery warning dialog on the screen.
Continue to keep your computer turned on until it goes to sleep. Save your work and close all applications when the battery’s charge gets low and before the computer goes to sleep.
Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or longer.
Reconnect thepower adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged. You may use your computer during this time. …
- Answered by Kevin B from Greeley
- Oct 31, 2009
- Asked by Diane C from Santa Cruz
- Apr 4, 2013
Yes. I ordered one of these for my 2006 MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo, and the one that came i s exactly the same part (Model Number A1189, 10.8v, 68Wh) as the original battery that came with my MacBook Pro.
I believe this part is used for all 17-inch MacBook Pros, but if you want peace of mind before ordering, simply check the model details printed on the battery in your MacBook; if it says 'Model Number A1189' (as mentioned above), then it's definitely the same battery as the one advertised here. …
- Answered by Nigel J
- May 5, 2013
Does it harm the battery or reduce battery life, to use the AC adaptor for extended periods while the battery is fully charged?
- Asked by David M from Millville
- Oct 27, 2009
There is no simple answer to your question, unfortunately. Lithium batteries have a naturally decayi ng capacity, as the battery forms deposits in the reactants that decrease battery capacity and longevity. A number of things will accelerate this, and keeping the battery at full charge is one of those things, so you should use your battery. At the same time, lithium batteries do not handle "deep discharge" or high current draw as well as other chemistries—like NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) or NiCad (nickel-cadmium)—and as a result it is a good idea to be connected to AC power when asking the computer to do anything power intensive.
It's worth reading Apple's recommendations for caring for laptop batteries (go to Apple.com and add /batteries/notebooks.html to the URL or search for it, as I am unable to post a link). In short: Ideally you'll use the battery part of the time and AC power part of the time. If you leave it plugged-in for long periods of time, you should cycle the battery once a month. And if you're storing the battery for 6 months or more, you should store it at about 50% state of charge.
Hope that helps. …
- Answered by Nicholas H from Plano
- Sep 8, 2010
- Asked by Bhushan S from Salisbury
- Jan 29, 2013
Absolutely not...look at the installation instructions...this battery installs in a hole in the bott om of older macbook pros...there is NO hole in the bottom of a 2011 macbook pro.... …
- Answered by D A Steve G from Miramonte
- Feb 19, 2013
- Asked by Michelle S from Sudbury
- Dec 26, 2009
Realistically this battery will last around 3 hours as long as there is not heavy usage of the CPU o r GPU. So as long as you are doing basic things like e-mail, web surfing, etc you should get decent life out of it. Also turning down brightness, running only 1 program at a time, and turning off bluetooth will all help preserve battery life. Also running it in cycles and using a battery keeper program will help to extend the life. I am a photographer and if I am doing light photo editing I can pull 2-4 hours out of this battery as long as I adhere to the aforementioned guidelines. …
- Answered by Michael S from Paramus
- May 25, 2011
I have a 15 in. Macboook 1.5 GH, G4, the battery which came with the computer is about 6yrs old. Can i get a new battery for this computer?
- Asked by Eugene S from Middle Village
- Dec 13, 2012