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


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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.

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Am currently recommending the batteries from OWC.

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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.

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+1 for the batteries sold by OWC. They usually exceed the power and life of an Apple battery.
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I'll have to give one of the OWC sold battery's a try the next time I need a new one.

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how easy to change battery on mid 2009 15" mbp ? thanks.
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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.

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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

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