Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro
Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro
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 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
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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 After nine months of constantly using my MacBook Pro 17, the system recently started to shut down unexpectedly, Now the battery casing 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
1386 of 1735 people found this useful
Just 3 years, and the computer was shutting itself down auto. The battery life was declining day by day, which was a worry, as new Just 3 years, and the computer was shutting itself down auto. The battery life was declining day by day, which was a worry, as new one cost £100. Yesterday, disaster. My MacBook Pro was wobbling on the desk. The battery was swollen. My God. I was in shock.
Apple, you must sort this swelling out. It has really annoyed me, as now I've got to pay out.
Other remarks - the battery is way too hot. I even saw someone on the internet fry an egg on it!!!
Shame, as I love Apple products in general, and though this has annoyed me, I still do support Apple, as it's the best on the market for designers. …
- Written by Jacek W from Blackpool
631 of 693 people found this useful
Bought the 17" MBP in February 2009 - never missed a beat, still original battery, never gets hot! Battery life shorter now but i Bought the 17" MBP in February 2009 - never missed a beat, still original battery, never gets hot! Battery life shorter now but it rarely travels from home as it is much easier to carry an Air for business. Must be the luck of the draw. …
- Written by Tony H from Hillarys
Clearly there is a problem with this design. My battery also expanded and blew out of the computer and I now must spent $130 to re Clearly there is a problem with this design. My battery also expanded and blew out of the computer and I now must spent $130 to replace. …
- Written by Kathryn F from Fort Collins
13 of 13 people found this useful
You get what you pay for
This evening my 3.5 year old Lap top flashed up with "replace soon" in the battery tab.
My Macbook pro gets used non stop, I mea This evening my 3.5 year old Lap top flashed up with "replace soon" in the battery tab.
My Macbook pro gets used non stop, I mean, it's turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For £109 you can't beat it.
When it was new I could over 10 hours charge in it which did a whole day at the office, now I'm a housewife and I use it to surf the internet, watch movies etc on. It gets a good 8 hours use a day still and I get 3 hours watching films or playing games out of a full charge.
I cannot understand how people can give the battery a poor review when you get quality like this.
When I used to have HP and Compaq lap tops I had 3 hours when they were new and 1 hour charge by the time they were a year old, by 18 months you had t have it plugged in full time or fork out £60 for a battery.
Proof that you get what you pay for. …
- Written by Roanna P from thurgoona
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does this come with the necessary tools to replace the battery?
- Asked by Kyle J from Portland
Is this compatible with a macbook pro (retina) 15in A1398 late 2013? It uses an 85-watt magsafe 2 power adapter.
- Asked by Paul B from Alexandria
What is battery cycling?
- Asked by Seleena K from Manila
To calibrate the battery:
Plug in the MagSafe power adapter and fully charge the MacBook or MacBo To calibrate the battery:
Plug in the MagSafe power adapter and fully charge the MacBook or MacBook 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
Would this battery work for my Macbook Pro 17? Previously I have been using A1212 one.
- Asked by Malkhaz K from Chicago
What is the warranty on a replacement battery?
- Asked by Casey K from Tampa
1-year on the battery that comes with a new laptop and 90 days on a replacement if not defective.
- Answered by Bill M from Lagrange