294 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2013 7:36 AM by Abrasha Staszewski
My MacBook Pro shows "Service Battery" in the menu bar. The battery has had about 850 charge cycles, so even though it still holds a charge for a few hours, I think I should replace it.
I first looked at replacing the battery with one from ifixit at http://tinyurl.com/arjerqo. Unfortunatley they are out of stock, and I don't know when they expect a new shipment.
So I went to the Apple store, and now I am really frustrated. Apple won't sell me a new battery off the shelf. The only way I can get a new battery from Apple, is by bringing in my computer, and they will swap out the battery, i.e. they keep the battery that I now have, which is still perfectly good. When I asked them why, I was told that replacing the battery is a "dangerous" operation. Nonsense, nothing could be further from the truth. I have been inside computers since the 70s, swapping a battery is very easy. And when I asked why they want to keep my perfectly good battery, they could not give me a good reason.
So my question is, ... does anybody know a reputable place where I can get a good replacement battery for my MBP. I am not looking for the cheapest battery, I am looking for a good battery, as good as the ones from ifixit.
Thanks in advance.