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macbook battery needs replacing - any advice on options?

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I have a 3 yr old macbook and the battery is dead so I can only use it with external power. I went into the apple store in London and they told me I would need to buy a new one. Apple batteries are 99 but on ebay I can find ones made by other companies for about 40. Has anyone used any of these cheaper options sucessfully?

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I wondered the same thing. My battery is long gone, flat as a dodo with near 500 cycles.

I looked online in the apple store and found that the batteries were 99. I just popped into the actual store and a genius told me they were 77.

Online there are some cloned batteries for half of that price, are they ok?
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While my old MB was under warranty, I took it in a few times and they replaced the battery for free. Has this changed recently?

Just a stupid kid with a computer, so take my advice with a grain of salt if that makes a difference to you.
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You can buy he generic batteries on ebay for about $40-$50 most with free shipping and 1 year warranty, I have never had a problem with them, Beats paying Apple $119 for one.
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