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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on replacement
I read a lot of reviews for replacement batteries for my Macbook Pro mid 2009 & was put off by all the reports of fakes & actually found this one by chance. It's exactly the same as the one that came fitted with it & a month on is holding it's charge perfectly.
Excellent product & service.
Published 18 months ago by Bearzone1

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful Battery - lasted less than a month. Very Unhappy
When I first fitted this battery its was immediately apparent that it's duration was not that of an original Apple battery, but it was ok.

Now, only a month later my laptop lasts for only minutes without being plugged into the mains. Computer diagnostics tell me to 'replace the battery immediately' even though the cycle count only reads 8. Rubbish...
Published 13 months ago by Taniya


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on replacement, 12 Feb 2013
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This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
I read a lot of reviews for replacement batteries for my Macbook Pro mid 2009 & was put off by all the reports of fakes & actually found this one by chance. It's exactly the same as the one that came fitted with it & a month on is holding it's charge perfectly.
Excellent product & service.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The battery is not user replaceable (not!), 18 Oct 2013
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This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
All sorts of things say dont replace the battery take it to be professionally refitted.

Do it yourself!
You need
philips screwdriver
triwing screwdriver.
Optional spudger

Its easy. first make sure the computer is off and the magsafe disconnected.

Then all you do is remove the numerous screws on the bottom of the mac ( i have a magnetic dish to stop the screws going walkies). Beware on the back by the exaust on the back of the mac there are 3 much longer screws make sure you note where these go.

When you get into the mac, make sure you ground your hands by touching something metal or the back of the mac if you have the metal macbook pro.

Next undo the two tri wing screws.

Gently prise off the power cable it lifts up, you can do this if your gentle with your fingers (i used a spudger as I wanted to be cautious)

lift up the exhausted battery and discard.

Put in the new battery press down the new cable

put in the tri wing screws again.

put the back cover back on making sure the base is aligned and making sure the screws go back the way they came, put the mag safe in and wait till goes green to say its charged and switched on.

if you get nothing dont panic! zap the PRAM google this if you need to.

congratulations your pc should last like it used to

Hope this is helpful
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Battery, Works Perfectly, 7 July 2013
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D. Allington (Denmark) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
The battery is genuine and delivers power exactly as it should - I fitted it a few days ago, which only took about 10 minutes, and it's worked perfectly since ... once again my MacBook holds a good charge!

The only caveat I would give is that many MacBook Pros (mine included) require special screwdrivers to remove the holding screws. I had to borrow a special 3 pointed screwdriver from my IT department to do it, so if you're going to change it yourself then check online and find it if you need a special screwdriver first.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When the Apple Store refused me....., 26 May 2013
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I was able to buy this replacement battery from Amazon..... apparently, even as a highly experienced engineer, I was not trusted to be able to replace the battery in my OWN PC [albeit an Apple device]... which I found rather more than disappointing!! So, the battery does everything as expected - my thanks to Amazon for letting me have a replacement one !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK, 6 Feb 2014
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Howard (Edinburgh, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
This replaced the battery in my late 2009 MBP, which was whining about the battery and lasted about 10 minutes on it, hence needing the replacement. I had the wacky screwdrivers to do this already.

This is the exact part, but I've been a bit underwhelmed by the life, I don't believe it is as good as the original at it's peak, which is a bit mystifying if it is brand new and original. It is possible it might be newer software hitting it harder than previously but I don't run anything too onerous.

This is also on Mavericks.

Arrived as expected and does the job. Maybe time for a new computer instead....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with service and product, 26 July 2013
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diving girl (Plymouth, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
Battery looks genuine to me and it worked fine, arrived very quickly. Very happy daughter is now able to move away from the power socket! Easy to install following instructions on ifixit.com. Pleased to have been able to restore the laptop's function without having to pay an arm and a leg to Apple. Irritated that it was more fiddly than it needed to be with different screw fittings to deal with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful Battery - lasted less than a month. Very Unhappy, 20 July 2013
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When I first fitted this battery its was immediately apparent that it's duration was not that of an original Apple battery, but it was ok.

Now, only a month later my laptop lasts for only minutes without being plugged into the mains. Computer diagnostics tell me to 'replace the battery immediately' even though the cycle count only reads 8. Rubbish!

I am now stuck with a battery that is worse than the one I replaced. Distinctly unhappy. If this is a genuine product then it is flawed. Personally I don't believe it is genuine.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Buy cheap, buy twice. Not a quality product., 27 Aug 2014
This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
I purchased this battery a few weeks ago. It has gone through 23 charge cycles. The battery health was at 92% yesterday. Today it is at 91%.. This is an unacceptable degradation of battery quality and I would not be surprised if it continues to drop further - coinciding with reviews left by other buyers.

The first four words of this listing is 'BRAND NEW GENUINE ORIGINAL' but I can safely say that none of those qualities are true.

BRAND NEW - Not if it arrives with less than 100% health - indicating the battery has been left around in storage for a long time somewhere.

GENUINE ORIGINAL - The battery looked nothing like the actual original battery I was replacing. So I am very dubious this is not just a quality fake.

Buy cheap - buy twice. Please think carefully before purchasing this battery, it may cost you more than you bargained for.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Fake, didn't even come in genuine packaging., 13 July 2014
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Fake. Didn't come in genuine Apple packaging, most definitely a replica.

Worst part was that it didn't charge, and I had to have my magsafe charger plugged in constantly, the stupid part was that it kept over heating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and service, 26 May 2014
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This review is from: BRAND NEW GENUINE Original Apple A1278 A1322 LAPTOP Battery for Apple MacBook Pro 13" Series MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB990*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB990ZP/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991*/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991CH/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991J/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991LL/A, MacBook Pro 13" MB991TA/A, MacBook Pro 13" Precision Aluminum Unibody (2009 Version), MacBook Pro 13" MB991ZP/A 10.95V 63.5WH/60WH (Electronics)
I have ordered this battery hoping that it will offer similar to my MacBook Pro's 2011 factory performance - around 5600 mAh.
First of all it arrived much faster than I expected as well as it was exactly the same as my factory battery, meaning that this is a genuine product or at least licensed.

After the first charge I got 5913 mAh of available battery which is pretty amazing.

I recommend this to anyone needing a battery replacement.
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