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Apple Late 2008 Unibody Macbook 13.3" Replacement / Uprated Battery?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by keef247, 28 Oct 2014.

  1. keef247

    keef247 Minimodder

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    Hi guys,
    just wondering which battery I need for my old 2008 late macbook, it's a 13.3" 2.4ghz Core2Duo with a Nvidia 9400m. Is there any uprated batteries I can get with longer battery life, this would be awesome if so. Please advice accordingly.
    UK links please ;)
     
  2. keef247

    keef247 Minimodder

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  3. theoriginaltomato

    theoriginaltomato What's a Dremel?

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    If you get the build number from the System Report (Yosemite, might have other names on prev. versions) you'll be able to search for a compatible battery - there are lots of very poor quality fakes out there (like the iDevice chargers) so getting a real OEM one direct from Apple or an ASP is probably the best bet.
     
  4. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Don't cheap out on batteries. Fake ones could potentially explode or start burning.
     
  5. IamJudd

    IamJudd Modder

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    I know it's out of warranty but when I took my battery back last year, because of a known fault with the batteries of that era, I got given a brand spanking new one... Took a genius bar appointment, some petrol and ten minutes testing.

    Iirc, they were made by Sony at the time and there were a lot of press articles about them shorting and catching fire. Mine was the 15" early 2008 model...
     

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