Anyone recommend Macbook 1,1 battery replacement in UK

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SisterRay, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SisterRay macrumors regular

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    I am on my second MacBook battery, the first was replaced in apple battery recall. Now this one is showing battery not charging intermittently.

    I am on cycle count 80 and it is reporting normal health

    I am in the UK can anyone recommend a reputable site which sells replacement batteries, so I don't have to pay Apple prices £100+
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't trust a battery that didn't come from Apple. Too many have reported problems with 3rd party batteries. Before you consider replacing it, read the CHARGING and CALIBRATION sections of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. SisterRay thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very interesting reading. I very rarely use the battery alone, so this might be the issue. I'll try to unplug and take battery to 50% and plug in again a few times , and see how it goes

    Thanks for the info
     
  4. Avro macrumors regular

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    I think we paid about £72 for ours at the Apple Store at the Trafford Centre. I definitely didn't pay £100+.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Quite likely. Batteries need to be used regularly to maintain health.
     
  6. SisterRay thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update: Battery now OK

    The battery is now working normally. This is what I have done to achieve this

    1. I took the charge down to 50% a number of times before recharging
    2. I took the charge down to 0% as well. However the MacBook would switch off before reaching 0%, initially at about 18%. When this happened I would wait for an hour or two and turn the MacBook on again. It would start then again switch off after a while. I repeated this until it reached 0% and went into sleep mode.

    BY repeating these steps, I no loner get the 'Not Charging" message, and I can take the charge down to 0% without it switching off early.

    I think this proves using the power adaptor all the time, does the battery no favours.

    I hope this helps other MacBook onwers
     

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