Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to mumsile)
Was the battery a Shinntto? I've been looking at these on Amazon for £22.00. Seems like a minefield when buying any sort of replacement battery, whether from Apple or not.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to sfthomas)
same issue on a 2007 macbook pro. took it to local apple store (pacific centre - vancouver) and was told that "it is normal that the battery swells, potential breaks other stuff in the process & gets jammed in the laptop". Total BS. Had previous good experience with apple and store but this one definately a case of apple being evil.
Calling applecare to see where that goes and also just ordered a replacement from battdepot ($57 CAD all in with 1 year guarantee). $129 for a battery? No thanks Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 3:12 AM (in response to xen01)
I've given up on this for now. While I don't need to take my MacBook out so much I'll just run it on mains. Maybe eventually I'll buy a 3rd-party replacement. I don't want to spend too much as I hope to get a new Mac in the not too distant future -- although with Apple's obsession with the iPhone and iPad I'm a little concerned about their long term plans for the Mac. Still, that's another discussion.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to sfthomas)
I have ordered a 'fake' battery on amazon for £22. It arrived already SWOLLEN!
have ofcourse returned it and was duely reimbursed.i have since heard nasty things about these cheap chinese fakes and as i refuse to fork out over £100 for the original, for the moment i am connected to mains only.
Still, this does not exepmt Apple from responsibility and being well aware of the problem, Apple should offer a replacement battery for a reasonable price (around £30 i reckon)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to sfthomas)
When the battery is still in, inspect it regularly for swelling, it may damage the insides of your macbook.
In the Applications/Utilities choose SystemInformation. In the left column there is "Power", read about battery health: number of cycles and Battery health. Post it here.