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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Laptop battery replacement: OEM or eBay?

I've got a 2 1/2 year old unibody Macbook. The battery needs to be replaced.

I'm wondering whether to go with an OEM replacement ($130) or a generic eBay battery ($50).

Anyone have bad experience with eBay batts?
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Does anyone know a good generic battery manufacturer?
I don't mind paying $80-90 if its of good quality.
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Check the mAh and make your decision from there.

There are longer life, cheaper ones than the OEM battery from Apple.

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I've gone through several aftermarket batteries over the years and none last longer than the ones I get from apple (from the G4's to present). I would have thought differently, but that's been my experience. The other upside is they even sent me replacements without me asking for them on some that were recalled over the years and in one instance, sent me 2 batteries to replace the 1

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I have had an ebay battery in my POS Dell Inspiron 2200 for 4 year, no problems....but what the f*ck do I know

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