eBay powerbook batteries: fake?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cougarcat, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Hi all,

    I'm contemplating buying a new battery for my 4-year old Powerbook. Thing is, I've already bought 2 replacement batteries, and spending $120 on something so old just doesn't seem worth it. I'd probably be better off buying a hackintosh for just a bit more, and enjoying 7-hour battery life. On eBay there are a lot of 15" powerbook battery auctions for around $40, like this one. Thing is, I think they might be fake. The back of the battery definitely isn't the same, and (in this case) they originate from hong kong. (I bought a replacement iPod cable from HK, and while it worked, it was most certainly fake.) Does anybody have any experience buying PB batteries from eBay? Can you recommend a seller? Thanks.
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    If by fake, you mean not Apple certified, yes it is fake.
    If by fake, you mean it won't work, no it is not likely fake.

    If you want a certified battery, you will have to buy a used one or be lucky enough to find an Apple-bought battery that was never used.

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