Need Battery--Apple Store said no longer sell Battery old MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Frisco, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Asking for a friend with late 2008 or 2009 MacBook--sorry don't have the exact model off hand. Apple Store said they no longer sell batteries for his MacBook so I recommend iFixit. Is that the best place for a replacement battery?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Here's one sold through Amazon
    It's the same battery that you can also find at OWC.

    I always recommend that you stay away from batteries offered through some asian sites. I have not ever heard of one that turned out to be good. There may be good ones, but I have never heard of any.
     
  4. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks DeltaMac! The Newertech one looks good.
     
  5. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502

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    Get the "anker" branded one from amazon. More capacity then OEM and 18 months warranty.
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Those ones on Amazon are used.
     
  7. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Get the cheapest battery you can possibly find. I'm serious. Or several of them. The batteries for that model are garbage and last about as long as most third-party batteries. It's not worth replacing the factory battery unless you can find one for cheap. Anker is usually a good choice for third-party though.
     
  8. ziggy29 macrumors regular

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    The Anker and Greenbox batteries seem pretty highly regarded at a lower price point. I have an Anker in mine (late 2008 Unibody) and I've been satisfied with the performance so far. Plus, they are a lot cheaper than the Apple branded batteries -- I think the GreenBox batteries are $40 and the Anker is $50 on Amazon.
     

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