Macbook Pro, Battery replacement and disposal

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aegelward, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
    So, my Macbook pro's battery life is circling the drain, and i'm only getting 180 minutes on a full charge and not to mention an ominous warning to service the battery. Health is about 70%

    So i think i better replace it. I've found a few sites offering new batteries cheap as £30-40, though if anyone has a recommendation of a UK based parts supplier that would be welcome. Performing the replacement isn't a concern since i can do it myself.

    But my biggest concern is disposal, and unlike other computer manufacturers Apple don't exactly have a disposal program, plus i'm unsure if local refuse sites would accept the battery.

    Any advise?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I would never trust or recommend a battery that didn't come from Apple, since there have been too many reports of problems with knockoff batteries.

    From the MacBook Pro User Guide:
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    Many electronics stores will recycle batteries. In the US, I think they are required to if they sell rechargeable batteries.

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