Aftermarket Macbook Pro Battery???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AnoyedWithApple, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. AnoyedWithApple macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 2009 Macbook Pro off of Craigslist for 200 dollars, it has 8Gb of ram with a 120Gb SSD, the only problem is that there was a small dent at the top(No big deal) and there was no battery. But works flawlessly plugged in.

    I went on amazon and bought a battery for it and installed it and it is recognizing the battery, it just always is at 0%. I took it to apple and they said they can't deal with a third party battery.

    WHAT DO I DO???
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery, due to the number of problems reported with "knockoff" batteries. Also, there is no assurance that knockoff batteries have the same charging technology that Apple uses, involving the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the Mac's logic board.

    Battery Replacement
    Replacing the built-in battery in your MacBook Pro
    Replacing the Battery in your MacBook Air
    Intel-based Apple Portables: How to replace or service a built-in battery

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     

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