Battery part #?

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  1. b2387692, Aug 30, 2016
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    b2387692 macrumors member

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    What is OEM battery part # for late 2011 macbook pro 17?
     
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    A1383.

    You can also search for BAP17MBU95W if you're having trouble. The A1383 is the OEM part number, though.
     
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    Hmm? Local Apple store says "661-5960".
     
  4. hallux macrumors 68020

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    That's the part number if you look at the part list in Apple's system for certified techs. At least that's the format for it...
     
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    Ok, correct me, if I'm wrong but after initial search of: "661-5960", "A1383" and "BAP17MBU95W", I've found the following:

    Apple.com store gave no relevant results for any of the three numbers.

    It appears that both "661-5960" and "A1383" are used on non-Apple sites to describe the "Apple Part Number" of an "OEM" and/or "Original Apple Replacement" battery for a late 2011 MBP 17" but, they also have a "Manufacturer's Part Number", which is different and I'm thinking is not Apple.

    It appears that "BAP17MBU95W" is aftermarket made by NuPower and available @ OWC and others.
     
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    When I search 661-5960 on Apple's site for technicians, this is what comes up:

    For these models
    So, yes, it IS an Apple part number but it may not be one that can be ordered by the general public.
     
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    Great, thanks!
    Do you work for Apple?
     
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    No, I work for an AASP but dedicated to a corporate customer's site.
     
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    Association of Advancement Services Professional's (AASP)?

    FWIW: I'm researching the battery for my late 2011 MBP 17 is because I had a "Video failure of the AMD Graphics Processor Unit (GPU)" diagnosed at local Apple store. Good news, Apple will replace the logic board ($579) for free under the "MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues"...Bad news, they said I also need a battery ($179 w/90 day warranty) but it's not free. :(

    That being said, "BAP17MBU95W" is the aftermarket made by NuPower and currently available from OWC on MacSales dot com for $99.75 (1 year warranty; includes the necessary Triwing and Phillips drivers for the installation). Would you recommend; OEM installed by Apple for $179 or DIY install a Nupower from OWC for $99.75?
     
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    - Apple Authorised Service Provider.
     
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    I have a NuPower and haven't had any issues. The main reason was price; a local reseller wanted something ridiculous like $400 for an Apple battery. I just bought a NuPower from OWC instead.

    You'll need a tri-wing screwdriver, and the cheapest way I found of getting one of those was to buy a "Nintendo DS" screwdriver set.
     
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    The argument could be made to just have it done while they're in the computer anyway. The battery doesn't have to come out to replace the part that needs replacing but it's literally about 2 minutes of work extra, and then they're also disposing of the hazardous battery.

    Have you been experiencing decreased battery life? If not, there's no reason to spend the money to replace the battery.
     
  13. b2387692 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah! Makes more sense, thanks!
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    Thanks!
    How long have you had the NuPower?
    OWC (MacSales dot com) states "1 year warranty; includes: Battery, Installation Instructions, Triwing and Phillips drivers".
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    For almost twice the price...What would you do?
    I use the MBP mainly to watch live streaming sports as well as live and/or on-demand tv shows & movies. Prior to this GPU issue, I was getting about 2 hours of battery life, while doing so.
     
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    It would have been two, maybe two and a half years by now. Also, good to hear that OWC supplies everything. My earlier post was in error; I actually bought from iFixit.

    Edit: Thinking about it some more, I'm not actually 100% certain that it's a NuPower. While I've certainly bought a NuPower before, that may have been for my previous machine. Sorry for the mix-up.
     

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