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  1. wine_guy's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been posted before, I tried to search but the search function here isn't working right now.

    The battery on my 13" white MacBook is getting pretty bloated and warped, so I need to find a new one. Does anyone have any recommendations for a 3rd party battery? I'm guessing there's a good, cheaper alternative to the Apple batteries, but I couldn't really find any reviews out there.
    2011-10-20 01:52 AM
  2. Broomhead's Avatar
    Macsales... Old world computing
    2011-10-20 01:55 AM
  3. wine_guy's Avatar
    Killer, thanks. You think they're better than the stock Apple batteries?
    2011-10-20 02:02 AM
  4. Broomhead's Avatar
    Yes, 100% better
    2011-10-20 02:14 AM
  5. raduga's Avatar
    If its not TOO far out beyond warranty, you might have some luck getting Apple to replace it.
    Last edited by raduga; 2011-10-20 at 03:46 AM.
    2011-10-20 03:41 AM
  6. Broomhead's Avatar
    ^^^didnt even think of that not thinking outside the box, I was only answering the op's question. Thanks for your input.
    2011-10-20 04:04 AM
  7. raduga's Avatar
    Batteries aren't usually covered by the same level of warranty as the rest of the unit,
    but they've caught some grief over bulging/leaking scary batteries in macbooks before.

    If its > 3 years old, you're probably out of luck.
    If its < 3 years, its at the discretion of the GeniusBar guys.
    < 1 year, they'll probably just replace it)
    2011-10-20 03:32 PM
  8. wine_guy's Avatar
    It's actually about 4 years old, so I doubt Apple will replace it. But I'm going to try before I buy something.
    2011-10-20 11:17 PM