late 2008 mb pro 15" battery replacement?

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  1. agentcooper2001 macrumors newbie

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    what would be the best battery replacement for a late 2008 unibody macbook pro 15"? i bought this computer used and it's in awesome shape; only the battery lasts a little more than an hour. which battery would you guys recommend to replace it?

    thanks!
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    A battery from Apple. I personally would not mess around with other batteries.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Before you replace it, you may want to calibrate it and see what its health is. If you do need to replace it, I wouldn't recommend anything but an Apple battery. Too many people have had problems with 3rd party batteries.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Even as expensive as they are, I'd recommend an apple battery. That just guarantees you won't have issues with it. I'm thinking about picking up a new one myself.
     
  5. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    ditto. i picked up one from Apple so that I have a backup during power outages. i cycle between the two so that i don't over work one more than the other and they will expire roughly at the same time.

    i bought a 3rd party one for a 2007 MBP and it swelled, generally sucked, and was not returnable.
     
  6. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    When you do replace, go to the Apple store if you can. The batteries list for $129, but I got $30 off for having it replaced during my genius appointment.
     
  7. agentcooper2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'll get one directly from apple.....thanks for the fast responses! just checked my battery health, it's at 77% with over 700 cycles.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's excellent, considering the age and cycles!
     
  9. agentcooper2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    with wifi on and mostly surfing the internet, do the new batteries last between 3 and 4 hours?
     
  10. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I get around that on my Aluminum MacBook with the same advertised battery life.
     
  11. agentcooper2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wish i could use one of the 8 to 10 hour batteries in this computer!
     

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