2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2011 11:07 AM by dalstott
nelsonmay Level 1 (0 points)

My battery is swelling and wont' fit in my 2009 MBP and I have to get a new one. I am trying to avoid the hight price of 139.00 from APPLE. Has anyone had extra luck from aftermarker batteries and who sells them? OWC, MAC MALL etc.



  • eww Level 9 (52,975 points)

    Apple's price is not $139, it's $129. There are aftermarket batteries available, some of them dirt cheap. Avoid those. They're likely to be worthless, as many other dirt-cheap replacement notebook batteries are. I don't recall seeing anyone recommend any particular third-party replacement here, and my own original A1281 is still in fair shape, so I have no personal experience with any of the aftermarket units. But for more than 12 years I've been reading unhappy posts in these forums from people who paid half or less than half what Apple charges for Powerbook and MBP batteries, and got much less than they paid for.

  • dalstott Level 4 (2,625 points)

    Over several years I have bought several different makes of batteries for my laptops. I'll second eww's advice on avoiding dirt cheap or in my opinion eBay offerings. The most reliable and long lived have been from freshbattery

    (google it).