MacBook 4,1 battery replacement

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  1. CamCroz99, Aug 31, 2014
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    CamCroz99 macrumors member

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    My white MacBook only has 402 cycles and says "Replace soon". It also says that there is only a 2000 mAh capacity when the battery is actually 5000. I know this is common for batteries but I have never seen a Mac battery have this happen at 400 charges. Furthermore, the battery will not last over an hour. http://i.imgur.com/lZ5IHUa.png

    Edit: Would brand should I get? The Apple one is about $130.
     
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  3. CamCroz99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, I pasted the wrong title. I was wondering what brand I should be looking at getting. The Apple ones are about $130 and I don't really want to spend that much.
     
  4. MCAsan, Aug 31, 2014
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    For the MacBook 7,1 units I refurb, I get Tera Power batteries from Amazon for around $55, including the needed screwdrivers.
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I had an Early 2008 MacBook (4,1 like yours) and I opted for one from OWC. It's a NuPower brand battery, but it's sold through OWC.

    It runs $89 here. So less than Apple's but not by a ton. It lasts somewhere in the ballpark of 4 hours of real world use (WiFi on, Chrome tabs, medium brightness).

    Another cheaper alternative is an Anker battery from Amazon.

    I'd stay away from the $20 generic ones. They work, but don't last and fail quickly. Been that route before.

    The OWC ones also come in black, and that was my main reason for going with them, as I had the Black MacBook and most third party batteries were glossy instead of matte like the MacBook. I've also used them for my Late 2008 model and had good results after one replacement.
     
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    I was looking at the anker ones. I need to make a decision fast because now my battery isn't holding a charge at all.
     

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