Need a new battery, what are the options? Worth buying generic on eBay?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wangchunggti337, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. wangchunggti337 macrumors regular

    wangchunggti337

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    I've been helping my friend with their MacBook and seems the battery is shot. The laptop only works when plugged into the wall, but when a different battery is swapped in it works fine. The battery just isn't supplying any power. It's not on AppleCare so seeking out a replacement from Apple isn't an option.

    A new battery from Apple is $129 I think. I noticed there are several options online such as used OEM batteries on eBay, generic batteries, etc. What's the best option while still staying on a budget? Some of the generic batteries are in the $49 range, which would be nice.

    Also, what about high-capacity MacBook batteries? Do these hold up to the promise?
     
  2. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    just bought one for 69 buck on ebay, works great.
     
  3. wangchunggti337 thread starter macrumors regular

    wangchunggti337

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    Awesome, do you mind posting the link to which one you bought? Was a generic or used OEM?
     

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