Battery for early 13" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by orcf, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. orcf macrumors newbie

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    Hello all from Portugal.

    I know there's already topics about this.

    I have a early 2011 MacBook Pro. I already upgrade to 8g ram and ssd evo pro 250gb.

    My battery last almost 3 hours and I had go to a Apple Store to replace it but they ask me 179€ for the battery because the oem battery can damage the logic board.

    I have read on the forum that the only oem battery to buy for replacing my self is from MP.

    I have found a site selling about 65€.

    What do I do?

    From your experience and because it's a old computer do I have to stick from Apple or no?

    Thanks a lots for helping me
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    The batteries from OWC are pretty good, bud definitely more pricy.

    You can take a gamble on cheap batteries, but if the perform poorly in a few months, then you just wasted your money.
     
  3. orcf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see also from OWC. Around 100€.
    But there's people saying they last only one year and some gets problem like swell up.
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    If cause there can be problems. Even batteries from Apple are well know to swell up.

    It's anecdotal evidence, but I have recommend batteries from OWC for years and haven't heard any complains.
     
  5. orcf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion I gone see how much cost with delivery
     

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