Help buying new macbook pro battery. Please.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cloudlife, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. cloudlife macrumors newbie

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    So I got this battery that dies even when the battery meter (LEDs and meter) registers a charge dies after a few minutes of use. Out of warranty too.... (Apple was damn sneaky about it though. I was covered by the 1 year warranty, but I was out of warranty because the battery had over 300 cycles according to their hidden company policy. Total BS.)

    So I was wondering if I should go with the fastmac battery or the apple battery? Also I was wondering if I need to buy a previous generation battery for my previous generation mbp or can I just buy the current mbp battery and slap it into my 2.2ghz coreduo 800mhz fsb 128mb vram mbp?

    *I read in the reviews on amazon that the fastmac battery is not "set up to work with" the core 2 duo macbook pro.

    Some guidance would be greatly appreciated. thank you. :)
     
  2. cloudlife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    has anyone ever used a fastmac battery on their macbook pro?
     
  3. macdot macrumors 6502

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  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    I'm using a nupower and I love it. Well, it works and therefore makes me happy so I love it that black-and-white sort of way.
     
  5. cloudlife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, one time I went to a university apple store at UCSF and I asked if my previous generation mbp would work with the mbp battery of this generation. He told me that he would have to place in a special order for it. So I assumed that it did not work, because there were sealed mbp batteries sitting right on the counter.

    However, when I go to the apple store website, there's only one mbp battery option available, and there it doesn't specify which mbp it works in. So I'm totally confused about whether or not there's a compatability issue between mbp/battery.

    Then I checked out other mbp battery option from third-partys like fastmac. More conflicting information like I said earlier.

    I just don't want to buy a roughly $130 battery then find out I could have gotten it cheaper/better and also not be able to return it. (I'm not sure if apple gives full refunds on batteries.)

    I will check out the nupower though, thank you very much techhound1. Any more help is greatly appreciated.
     
  6. cloudlife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah.... nupower is only for powerbooks and ibooks.....

    i have a macbook pro....
     
  7. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I have the nupower charger and could *swear* I got the battery from OWC too. Popping it out of the MBP reveals a Genuine Apple Product. Time to change those meds. :eek::p Sorry, mate!
     
  8. cloudlife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aw. It's okay. thanks anyways. lol, we were both pretty surprised.
     

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