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  1. #1

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    Nov 09, 2009
    macbook battery needs replacing - any advice on options?
    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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    Member Since
    Mar 29, 2010

    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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    Oct 13, 2009
    MacBook Pro, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3, 250 GB HDD, 10.6.4
    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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    Oct 22, 2007
    Tampa , FL
    15" MBP Unibody 2.53Ghz 4GB RAM 250GB HD,VERIZON iPhone 4,SIG P238 ,iPad,6th Gen iPod NANO
    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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