late 2008 macbook battery, help buying new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CBillups1, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    need to get a new battery for my 13 inch aluminum macbook. need help buying exact one needed. appreciate any help.

    also anything i need to know about changing battery? is it screwed in or anything or just left and replace?

    thanks:apple:
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You can buy it from the apple online store. All you need to do is flip the latch on the back of the computer, take off the back plate, pull the tab on the battery and replace it with the new one. (while the computer is shut down of course).
     
  3. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    yea but how much does apple charge for the battery? arm and maybe a leg im guessing.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's $129, which is steep, but considering that 3rd party batteries are generally junk (bad battery life, poor longevity, swelling and heat issues, etc.), it's worth it to just buy the same one from apple.
     
  5. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    You could probably get on eBay for pretty cheap. Maybe for less than the Apple website price.
     
  6. session101 macrumors regular

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    yeah you're best bet is through your local classifieds or ebay but you are taking a chance.... you don't know how many cycles... or if it is a bad battery or when you get it that it only holds a charge for 20 mins....but sometimes you'll find a good deal
     

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