View Full Version : Question about buying a new battery for ibook
11-07-2007, 03:29 PM
I need a new battery for my ibook.
Apple wants to charge me $130.
I found sites online that charge $70 and $100. Has anyone bought batteries for apple products? Are they trustworthy? How hard can making a battery be nowadays, right?
11-07-2007, 05:04 PM
Double check that your battery isn't one of the exploding ones that Apple will replace for free.
Otherwise, I have no advice.
11-07-2007, 05:43 PM
That's a good point. Speaking of warranty, Apple's warranty on your computer also covers batteries - but only the fancy $129 ones they sell you. Which is pretty hot, considering the odds are about the same of any battery exploding inside your computer. You might as well make sure it's one that ensures you will receive a new laptop... and since they don't have crappy iBooks any longer, most likely, a new Macbook.
I'd spend the money and be sure to get a warranty-covered battery. If you're sneaky, you can order online "as a student" and get one for $116. Huge discount, I know.
Hope that helps.
11-07-2007, 07:32 PM
My warranty expired.
I checked online and my serial numbers don't match the ones they recalled.
11-07-2007, 08:43 PM
In that case, I'd say save money where you can.
I would recommend Other World Computing. They're great.
I doubt you'll find anything astronomically cheaper than Apple's battery.
But they will be higher-capacity, as well as slightly less expensive.
iBook Batteries (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/powerbook/batteries/)
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