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Are the cheap aftermarket laptop batteries for macbooks ok to use?

The-Alchemist 10,083 1,947 December 9, 2015 at 02:54 PM
Someone I know has one and the battery is toast. Not worth putting OEM in it. Do the after market batteries have problems?

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Quote from The-Alchemist View Post :
Someone I know has one and the battery is toast. Not worth putting OEM in it. Do the after market batteries have problems?
There are only a few laptop battery manufacturers, I believe they are all in China. Injection molding equipment to make the battery case's is expensive, I doubt that any company other than the OEM manufacturer would invest in the equipment and tooling required. Anyway if you need a MAC battery you can get an OEM battery for more money or you can get a cheaper after market battery which could easily be made by [and probably is] the same manufacturer but the AMB could have less expensive components which could result in early failures.

Personally I would rather buy the OEM MAC battery.

I hope this helps.
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I've always looked at aftermarket batteries as a gamble. I've gotten good cheap ones and bad more expensive ones. oem is always preferred but so expensive, I would take the gamble on a 20 dollar battery... prob buy it on amazon. depending on age the oem battery is probably not worth buying
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Quality varies widely. I've had good experience with Anker brand batteries. They also have a very good replacement policy and tend to care about customer service.
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Quality varies widely. I've had good experience with Anker brand batteries. They also have a very good replacement policy and tend to care about customer service.
+1 for anker, though they're more expensive than the cheapest of the cheap fake Chinese ones.

See here: http://www.ianker.com/Laptop-Batt...gory-c4-s3

Which kind of MacBook is it anyway?
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