Macbook Pro Replacement Battery

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nickarmadillo, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. nickarmadillo macrumors regular

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    My Macbook Pro 17" recently began to experience some strange problems (random clicking, trackpad "sticking", random shutdowns, etc.) and I have traced the problem to a faulty battery that has begun to expand. As the battery is now about 3 years old and has about 380 cycles on it, I assume that I cannot return it as defective, so where can I get a good, cheap replacement. Apple's prices on 17" batteries seem rather excessive.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    FastMac and OWC both make good third-party batteries; of course you could need to be in the US and they aren't much cheaper than Apple OEM batteries; I do know they do perform better.
     
  3. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    eBay is always a good start. You could also try CL.
     
  4. nickarmadillo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Am I correct in my assumptions about the battery warranty? I heard something about a recall at some point, but don't know the details.
     
  5. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the recall was for 17" PowerBook G4's.
    But most likely you won't be able to get a replacement from Apple.
    Like I said, eBay and CL. :)
     

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