Best new battery for 2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Applelad, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Applelad macrumors member

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    Can anyone recommend a good third party battery maker - currently looking at batteries on ebay and amazon (uk) - Goingpower sold by imax_power or £36, eeddigitaltown for £40 SLODA for £50, Lizone for £53, Coolpower for £40.

    I've been told by apple that I need to book an appointment with them to in order to just order a new battery and then have to come in again to get it fitted as well as it costing me over £100 so not something I really want to have to do.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I've never had a good experience with a 3rd party battery. I've always been of the opinion that you get what you pay for and the Apple replacement batteries are worth it.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Seconded T5's comment, you're in for a world of bother with third-party batteries.
     
  4. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    I'm not sure about the price for your particular battery but when I looked at prices in the past for my old MBA, to get a replacement battery from someone like ifixit or owc was around $100 and apple only charged $120 to replace it so I told myself if I ever needed a new battery I would just let apple do it for me. You can find cheaper batteries on amazon/ebay/etc. but the reviews aren't that good so it's definitely a gamble. Even if you buy a 3rd party battery and it seems to be ok it might have a short life and 6 months or a year later be worse than your current one.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I think you are out of luck on a recommendation here, I have read many of these threads over the last few years and one of the few things I've ever known the regulars at macrumours to agree on is that third party batteries suck. I have yet to find a single recommendation for one I'm afraid.
     

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