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MacBook Pro 17" Battery Finally Works

Craig Silverman -

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody

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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Battery Replacement

20 minutes

Easy

My Problem

I had tried two different aftermarket, non-Apple batteries for this laptop. All of them gave the same terrible results. They did not hold a charge of more than a half hour. I would attempt to unplug the laptop from the charger, and almost instantaneously it would shut off. Since the laptop is old, it was difficult to locate a good quality battery. The one I got from ifixit.com was perfect.

My Fix

The repair took all of 20 minutes. I have had it working for about five days or so. The battery is holding a charge just fine. No need to keep it plugged in all day. I can actually use the laptop without any cords. So far, so good.

My Advice

I would definitely recommend this battery to others. Even the employees at the local Apple Store told me to buy the battery from ifixit.com. They were right.

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early 2009-Mid 2010) Replacement Battery Image
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early 2009-Mid 2010) Replacement Battery

$94.99

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