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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 2
Failed after 68 cycles – 5000mAh Replacement Lithium Battery Pack for Apple Macbook 13" (A1185) Laptops Reviews

posted by dancek on 03/19/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
+ way cheaper than Apple originals + originally worked nicely, with up to 3 hours usage (subjective)
Cons:
After only 61 cycles the battery refuses to work anymore ("Battery is not charging", "Check battery"). I tried resetting SMC and PRAM but it doesn't help. The battery still has charge (according to the indicator, 3/5 leds light up) but I just can't figure out how I could revive it. My MacBook seems to charge other batteries just fine. My original battery failed the same way after about 600 cycles. I guess it's possible that my MacBook is somehow faulty and broke both the batteries.
Other:
Bottomline:
I was originally very happy with the battery but it failed very early on.

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