Where to get a new battery for an old MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eatrains, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. eatrains macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2006
    I've got a Late 2008 MacBook Pro, the first unibody and one that still had a replaceable battery. I'm intermittently seeing a Service Battery message so I figure I should grab a new one, but it looks like Apple no longer sells them. Where's a good place to buy a replacement battery?
  2. Joelburman macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2014
    E-bay/Craigslist? If not in the US try the local alternatives to them in your region.
  3. Raunien macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2011
    I recommend going to apple for an official battery replacement. Other sources are not as reliable and could give you a counterfeit battery which could cause other problems in the future.
  4. stephewc macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
  5. eatrains thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2006
    Normally I'd agree, but it looks like Apple doesn't sell them anymore.
  6. Idefix macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    It must be receny that Apple stopped selling them. I got one for my mid-2009 13" in December 2013 from Apple at the Genius Bar. Perhaps they're not online but you can still get them in store?
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

    iFixit also sell batteries and give a handy guide on how to install them.

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