Very impressed with Fastmac battery

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  1. findnemo macrumors regular

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    My stock battery decided to crap out on me only giving me 2300mh after a restore.....down from 4k....so I decided to try out Fastmac's.

    Very impressed with the quality. It's a tad lighter then the stock battery and the aluminum is dead on, although might be more silver, but that is prob due to my mbp being 2 years old and yellowed.

    The best thing about this battery isn't the max mah......6500:eek: It's how this thing holds charge.

    My stock battery would lose around 30% if left on sleep for 4-5 hours from 100%. The Fastmac's would lose.....maybe 1-3%.

    I had a bump with the customer service because I used paypal and they couldn't find my payment for over a week, but they cleared that up. If you were to order from this site......use the CC option.

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    P.S- Stock apple batteries come in at 5500 mah, this one comes in at 6500 mah. My battery might be a freak of nature :)
     
  2. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    i've been very happy with the performance from FastMac as well - though i use a 5 year old 12" PowerBook :)

    i get around 3-4 hours if i'm not doing anything graphic intensive. my battery is about a year old. the original battery had about the same results during it's peak life.

    i also picked up an AC adapter that was small, cheap ($29) and works just as well as the Apple replacement. i left that one at the office and used the original at home. i'm not even sure you can get an older G4 notebook replacement anymore...
     

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  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    Good to hear about these batteries, as I am sure I will need one for my 12" PB soon.

    I just bought a replacement charger, but the original G4 charger are still sold for $70 :eek: I got mine for $42 after shipping.
     
  4. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Great information.

    findnemo, how long does your notebook last ? Which notebook do you have ?

    regards,
    Tex
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I was actually asking about these batteries in past and not people had them; looks like something I would consider in the future as well.
     
  6. findnemo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whoops forgot to add - I'm using a first generation 2.0 ghz Macbook Pro.
     
  7. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    Did you have any issues with shipping? I ordered a battery last monday, and the order still shows as "processing". Tried e-mailing them last night about it, and have gotten no response.

    EDIT: No more than 10 minutes after posting, I get two emails from fastmac stating they are now out of stock of the 15" MBP battery. Due to a number of them not meeting quality requirements after reopening the factory in China after the Olympics. Oh well, atleast I know what's going on now.
     
  8. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    did somebody try the UMBP fastmac batteries ?
     
  9. BleXXon macrumors newbie

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    @All: How did the battery performed after this time period? Can you post some coconut screenshots? That would be perfect!!

    Thx
     
  10. 09iMac=Fail macrumors regular

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    Also interested in hearing a long term report on these batteries. The battery in my MBP crapped out on me after about a year and I have been dragging it around with it's life support cord for over a year now, starting to get annoying.
     
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I'm glad it worked out for you. I actually had to order a replacement battery for my macbook pro a week ago, and I decided to go with the Apple authentic. After doing some research, many people said the fastmacs would dies pretty quickly. I wanted to save the $, but in the end, figured I'd go w/ the reliable "old faithful."
     

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