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


    Jan 14, 2007
    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

    May 15, 2008
    Always in a path of a Hurricane!
    just bought one for 69 buck on ebay, works great.
  3. wangchunggti337 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2007
    Awesome, do you mind posting the link to which one you bought? Was a generic or used OEM?

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