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2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: June 21, 2017 08:42PM
Prices are all over the place, from some jokers for $22 to OWC for $89. Even WallyWorld has them for $39.

Anything I should know...(besides everything?)

Thanks.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 21, 2017 09:40PM
go for OWC. I tried those $49 on Amazon and they are junk.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 21, 2017 09:49PM
Look at the specs -- the cheap ones have a much shorter cycle count.



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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: June 21, 2017 10:16PM
Just be aware that nearly any battery you might buy for a 2007 MacBook Pro will have been sitting on a warehouse shelf for years. Every passing minute shortened its lifespan.

It won't last very long.



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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 21, 2017 10:30PM
I don't know about that. I bought several 3rd party batteries for an ancient HP craptop, and one was date coded 7/16 and the other 11/15. This was in the fall of 2016.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Carm
Date: June 21, 2017 10:59PM
Second vote for OWC, better warranty support, better product.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: June 21, 2017 11:01PM
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Racer X
I don't know about that. I bought several 3rd party batteries for an ancient HP craptop, and one was date coded 7/16 and the other 11/15. This was in the fall of 2016.

Hard to know for sure what's up with that, but a good guess would be that HP didn't use unique batteries and with multiple OEMs using batteries of the same spec there was enough demand to keep up production.

That's not gonna be true with an old Mac from the days when Apple's marketshare was tiny.



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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 21, 2017 11:41PM
That is likely it. That battery pack fits a LOT of laptops over a number of years. HP Probook series.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 22, 2017 09:52AM
OWC is worth the money.

I saved $20 getting a generic battery for my late 2008 MBP from another source (I forget which), and it lasted fewer than 100 charges, throwing all sorts of errors for the last 20 or so charges.
The Newertech battery from OWC I got to replace it has a higher capacity than the original Apple battery, and has plenty of life still left in it after over 100 charges.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 22, 2017 12:49PM
Is a 2007 MacBook really worth spending $89 on?
Use it towards a newer Mac.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: hal
Date: June 22, 2017 01:35PM
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Buck
Is a 2007 MacBook really worth spending $89 on?
Use it towards a newer Mac.

I've purchased 2010 macbook with perfectly fine batteries on ebay for as little as $89.
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2017 02:14PM
.....just don't get a salt.....and [ the ] battery......



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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: June 22, 2017 07:46PM
$55 for the MacBook

I'll probably forget the battery
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Re: 2007 Macbook, needs a new battery
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: June 22, 2017 07:46PM
But thank you all!
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