Best place to buy a 2008 MacBook Pro battery in Canada?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CFoss, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. CFoss macrumors 6502

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    My parent's 2008 MacBook is doing very well, especially since I installed the SSD. However, the battery is reporting that it needs to be replaced and can barely hold a charge. I know it's a simple process to replace the battery, and I don't want them to pay for the labour costs from Apple. Does anyone know where I can buy a 2008 MacBook Pro battery? Not sure if it's a factor for shipping, but we live in Canada. Thanks!
     
  2. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    eBay.ca

    Be sure to get an original Apple battery. Search for "MacBook Pro 2008 Battery" and add the terms "Genuine" or "Original".
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Other World Computing sells compatible, but higher capacity batteries. They're highly reputable and ship internationally.
     
  4. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    I've bought from OWC before. Great company but be wary of high shipping rates and import taxes (13% HST + 7% duty).

    Do like their compatibility. Also check the OWC Garage Sale, you can save a bit there.
     

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