Replacement Apple battery higher capacity?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Roller, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Roller macrumors 68020

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    I always bought a second battery with my previous laptops, so I decided to look at getting another one for my new MB.

    I was surprised to see that the replacement battery being sold on Apple's Web site is rated at 60 watt-hours, compared to only 45 watt-hours for the one that ships in the MB. The weight isn't shown, but it must be heavier than the stock battery, since it can't be bigger.

    Still, this might make enough of a difference to obviate the need for carrying two batteries, assuming that the spec is correct - the Web page says a second battery can double your battery life, which doesn't make sense if it's really higher capacity.
     
  2. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. At that rating I wonder if we could approach 6 hours of battery life. Would be nice to have that option even if it did add some weight. Of course, it could be a misprint.
     
  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    yeah i was also wondering about that battery on the site...cuz if it really is a higher capacity one, ill probably end up buying that to add an hour or two to the life...and use that as my main...
     
  5. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    ^What he means is that it's probably a misprint.

    If it really added an hour or two to computing time, Apple would advertise it on their website.
     
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  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    eh i wouldnt be too sure of that. I wouldnt put it past apple to include the lower capacity battery for the sake of being able to show off lower wieghts, and then offering (though descreetly) a better replacement battery.

    If this is really a better batter I will be picking one up when I get my first mac :)
     
  8. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    does the battery also cost an extra $300?
     
  9. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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    the replacement battery is $129 which is a little pricey IMO
     
  10. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure there will be third party batteries that will offer more power.
     
  11. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I rang Apple earlier to check up on this (would be quite cool to have a higher capacity battery), but unfortunately he confirmed that it's a typo (after speaking to a product specialist) - There is only one battery for each laptop, the replacement batteries are exactly the same as the ones which ship with the laptops.

    Ah well, worth a try :)
     
  12. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Before buying the battery you should check if you have the loose latch issue on your macbook I got a free battery when I complained about not having a backlit keyboard on my new 2.0 macbook. If I have the loose latch problem I wont want to open it every day to change the battery. I wouldnt want it to get worst.
     
  13. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    I also called the Apple Store. The lady initially said it was right, and for some reason thought I was calling to see if they had them in stock. She put me on hold only to come back to tell me that it would ship in 7-10 days. After explaining it a bit more, she put me on hold so she could speak with a support engineer.

    Turns out it was a typo.

    I have a feeling that some third party companies may develop a 60-watt battery.

    Did people have problems with the latch before opening it? I'm afraid to open mine after reading some of the stories.
     
  14. pufftissue macrumors regular

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    are there 3rd party batteries that have proven to have higher capacity batteries for the older macbook pros?
     

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