Originally Posted by SaJo128
I got my MacBook probably about 6 years ago That thing has seen better days but I am still not ready to give up on it. The battery recently died and it doesn't hold the charge anymore. Anyhow, Apple charges a pretty penny for a new battery which doesn't seem worth it to me. Does anyone know where I can buy a new one for a reasonable price? I can still use my laptop at the moment like a "desktop" but its annoying. Do i bite the bullet and just get a new upgraded Mac or try to save mine?
I'm in the same boat as you. I have one of the black MBs from 2007. I love it to death, but I think something is wrong with the USB, it's maxed out at 3GB RAM, and the battery is losing life. As a matter of fact, the battery is puffed up
I've heard lots of horror stories about knock-off batteries, so I've avoided getting one. However, I have read that the main problems with these knockoffs seems to be the controls and not the cells themselves. I've been thinking of getting either one of these knock-offs and doing a cell replacement, or just getting some cells from somewhere else and soldering them in. I'll report back here with what I find haha (although that might be a while.)
Oh, by the way: I actually still get about 2 hours with the old, puffed-up battery. And it has 599 cycles on it. That's all after 6.5 years. Isn't that amazing? Also, my solution to this problem and the 3GB RAM max problem was to finally get myself a new MBP -_-Edited by The Hundred Gunner - 11/27/13 at 12:01am