I'm trying to buy a new battery for my MBP early 2011 ( model a1382 10.9V 77,5Wh) and can't find anywhere!Not available at apple.com or other places.Can you give me some tips,trusted webshops or sellers?
Apple's cost of replacing the battery for you on that machine is more or less the same cost as buying a replacement for a machine with a user-replaceable battery. You might as well go that route. The only incovenience is that they need to take possession of your machine; but it's a pretty quick procedure.I thought the Apple price for replacing the battery was pretty reasonable? You've done well to get through 1000 cycles since 2011, I've got an early 2011 and only have around 300 cycles on it so 2/3 it's life left!
yeah they all come from china somewhere, long shipping times. I'd just go to apple. Also if they screw something up its their fault not yoursI guessed as much. Even if the Apple price was a little more expensive, I'd probably still go the Apple route rather than eBay.
Did you _buy_ the MacBook in Norway?I think,i killed my battery I was using my MBP 2011 as a stationary computer,almost always plugged in.There is only 110 cycles,and batery life about 1 hour This is why I need a new one.I'm in currently in Norway.Norwegian Apple "genius" told me,they can only replace it at their service,it takes up to 3-5 days to replace it.They want charge me for battery and add aditional costs for replacing it,around 300 $! I told them,I can fix it on my own,to save some money,but it's not possible.
Ifixit.com sells this battery for 129 $ plus shipping costs(total 160$) which is good,but they told me,battery is NOT an original Apple OEM,it would be same at Ebay,I suggest.
Is it a big diffirence between OEM and not OEM battery?Anyone?
It depends. The non-Apple battery might be "third shift" - company builds batteries for Apple, then builds a few more identical ones and sells them. That would be _exactly_ the same battery that Apple would sell you. They may be rejects - Apple tests them, sends back what's no good, and the manufacturer sells them. They may be fakes - looks like Apple battery, but is totally different. Problem is, you don't know.Is it a big diffirence between OEM and not OEM battery?Anyone?