how to check if battery is original

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  1. el sungit macrumors newbie

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    i have a new battery that was given to my for my macbook white.
    but the package was just a brown carton box.
    he mentioned that he didnt bought it in the authorized apple reseller store.
    how can i check if this is original or oem from apple or oem from 3rd party or fake?

    pls help me to clear my mind on this matter , thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can check the serial number or model number, that should be printed on the battery.

    Example for third party supplier:

    [​IMG]


    Example for original battery:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. el sungit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how will i know if its a valid serial number?
    i have the same original battery photo that you posted
    mine said from the store os OEM from apple but apple csr told me that if it has no official box its not original
    thanks for replying
     
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    You could phone Apple and check the serial number with them, or use a search engine of your choice to look for the model number or even serial number.

    www.apple.com/contact
     
  5. el sungit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there a chance with the original battery pic you posted could be a 3rd party or not original battery?
     
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    I don't know, but as said before, you can check with Apple if you really want to be sure.
     
  7. el sungit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is this toll free, im from asia
     
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  9. el sungit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    talked to them already serial number is valid but they dont have information for my battery. like they dont know if its still under warranty
     
  10. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    Why not just buy one from an authorised seller or direct from Apple themselves and save yourself the ballache of sussing out if one you got out of a suitcase behind a bar is ok? :p
     
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    You will recognize me on my sarcastic and arse-like comments to newbies?

    I don't know, maybe I get a new one, for now I think it's better to have none.
    I'm here too often anyway.


    Can't you read? Maybe you should try MRoogle for once. Animal, those bewbies sometimes. :p


    I will put one back when I can lift my self-inflicted ban on my avatarial rights.


    What the heck happened to my afadah? ANd it is not the one I put up.
     
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    Agreed. Put it back up now!
     
  14. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I have no idea what an afadah is but your avatar is back, so I'm happy.

    Same thing applies to you, if you change your avatar, I will forever be disorientated when reading your posts.
     
  15. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    When my MacBook battery was defective Apple mailed me a replacement. It came in a simple brown box. No markings saying it was an Apple product or anything, just as simple as a box could be with some foam padding. If the label on the bottom of the battery looks like the official Apple one then you're okay. It's an official battery, they just don't always have a fancy box unless you buy it straight from the store. And even then they may not have an 'Apple' box.
     
  16. el sungit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just like this one?

    battery was place in a plastic wth a foam padding inside :D

    [​IMG]
     
  17. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Yep, that's the same box I received. There may have been a piece of paper inside from Apple, but I can't recall exactly. But the box and the foam look the same... not that it's too easy to copy. But if it (and the battery label) looks legit I'm sure you're fine.
     
  18. el sungit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, i got it for only 85$ :D
    great deal
     

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