Battery Replacement for Late 2009 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JoelChristopher, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. JoelChristopher macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm looking at replacing the battery on my late 2009 MacBook (A1342) as it only holds a charge for about an hour and from time to time the battery icon in the menu bar says something to the effect of "replace battery soon". I plan to replace it myself but I'd like find the best battery to replace it with. Anyone have any suggestions? Some say not to use third party parts, but I'm not sure Apple even makes a battery for this computer. Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery or power adapter, due to the number of problems reported with "knockoffs". Also, there is no assurance that knockoff batteries or adapters have the same charging technology that Apple uses, involving the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the Mac's logic board. It's not worth it to risk your MacBook on a non-Apple battery or power adapter, just to save a few bucks.
    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.
     
  3. JoelChristopher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What battery manufacturer does Apple use, or do they make their own?
     

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