Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?

    Member Since
    Jul 20, 2011
    Posts
    4
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?
    Hello,

    My battery has a foot in the graveyard and I need to buy a new one. Should I go for the pricy Apple battery? or is there a brand out there that would do the job just as well at a lower price?

    There are a bunch of options on Amazon but I was wondering what my best option was.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?
    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,206
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    I've moved your post to a more proper forum; please be sure to check the forum descriptions in the future to find the best place to post.

    By posting in the right forum you help people not only find your question faster, but it helps others looking for the same information in the future.

    Thanks for understanding!

    Am currently recommending the batteries from OWC.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  3. #3
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?
    dekan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 16, 2007
    Posts
    756
    I bought my MBP battery at FastMac | Performance Upgrades. Took a while to get to me since they were out of stock, but it's working great now. One thing I noticed tho: I don't get the low battery message anymore with the after-market battery. The MBP would just turn off once below 15% or so.

  4. #4
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,202
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    +1 for the batteries sold by OWC. They usually exceed the power and life of an Apple battery.

  5. #5
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,466
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    I'll have to give one of the OWC sold battery's a try the next time I need a new one.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  6. #6
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?

    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2011
    Posts
    751
    Specs:
    mbp 15 2009, mbp 13 2010
    how easy to change battery on mid 2009 15" mbp ? thanks.

  7. #7
    Which is the best brand for a battery replacement for my MacBook?
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,466
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by ycl1688 View Post
    how easy to change battery on mid 2009 15" mbp ? thanks.
    Just so we're on the "same page"...you do realize that this model MBP (which technically) has the "non-user replaceable" battery?

    Just mentioning...since it's certainly going to be a bigger project than older MBP's where the battery is easily replaced.

    - Nick

    p.s. Here's the procedure:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...Battery/1513/1

    And here's the replacement battery:

    http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/...tery/IF161-031
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. replacement battery: macbook pro
    By greenflash in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-20-2014, 09:17 PM
  2. Replacement Battery 13" MacBook
    By Bob M. in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-05-2014, 03:08 PM
  3. MacBook replacement battery options
    By mcjacksonnelson in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 10:33 PM
  4. replacement battery white macbook
    By Mike881 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-01-2010, 03:06 PM
  5. Brand New MacBook Battery Wont Charge
    By Smithalr in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-12-2008, 08:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •