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

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    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

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

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    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

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  5. eatrains thread starter macrumors regular

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

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  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    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 603

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    iFixit

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

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