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Over
4%
MORE capacity*
71 Watt-Hour
NewerTech NuPower Battery
For all MacBook Pro 17" non-Unibody

Power, reliability and quality from the leading name
in Mac performance upgrades since 1984!
A1151, A1212, A1229, A1261 71 Watt-Hour NewerTech NuPower Battery
Not only do NewerTech batteries provide long run-times - they're also built to last.
A Perfect Fit Solution
NuPower batteries are engineered to perfectly complement the fit and finish of your Mac notebook as well as offer full compatibility with applicable OEM sleep and power reduction modes.

Powerful and Responsible
NuPower battery upgrade solutions are environmentally responsible and feature RoHS certification to be free of lead, mercury, cadmium, PBBs, and PBDE. We also offer a comprehensive recycling program for your old battery, as well as an industry-leading 1 Year NewerTech Laptop Battery Limited Warranty.
Newer Makes Your Mac Better Than New!
When high-performance, quality, and longevity are your battery upgrade criteria, NuPower is your answer. NuPower batteries are designed to meet and exceed factory specifications, so now you can listen to more music, watch more videos, and get more work done between recharges. To ensure your confidence and satisfaction, these highest-quality batteries are backed by free, award-winning US-based support and a one-year, 48-hour or less turnaround warranty.
Be sure to get the right battery for your laptop!
This NewerTech NuPower battery is compatible with...
MA458LLA, A1189, MA458LL, MA458LL/A, MA611LL/A, 661-4618, 661-4231 Apple equivalent part | MacBook Pro 17-inch non-Unibody
ONLY FOR MacBook Pro 17"
non-Unibody
  • MacBookPro4,1 | 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
  • MacBookPro3,1 | 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
  • MacBookPro2,1 | 2.33GHz
  • MacBookPro1,2 | 2.16GHz
Computer Screen Resolution: Find your Mac's Screen Resolution
  • 1920 x 1200
  • 1680 x 1050
Known Apple equivalent replacement part numbers: MA458G/A, MA458LLA, A1189, MA458LL, MA458LL/A,
MA611LL/A, 661-4618 or 661-4231

Battery Specs:

Battery Recycling Program

Battery Recycling Program Each new battery includes an informative battery recycling page that details the options you have for the disposal of your old battery.

View Recycling Options

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 17 out of 18 (94%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 works great, no problems December 14, 2015 Paid a bit more than what you can get on market but I knew I would have no problems. After reading reviews from various vendors and some of the problems, I went with OWC. No regrets.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Des Plaines, IL Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 New life in my New battery August 9, 2015 I received my new battery on time. Installed it and it works great. Didn't realize how bad the old one was until suddenly it wouldn't hold a charge whatsoever. The new one works great and I am loving the time between charges. 3-4 hours under pretty heavy use. Nice!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product August 3, 2015 I purchased this product in order to have a backup for my original 2008 17" MacBook Pro Apple battery. I used it immediately, and it continues to work as advertised.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bristol, CT Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Very good replacement July 30, 2015 Had to purchase after the original battery decided to expand and punch its way out of the back of my MacBookPro. New battery arrived quickly although the package looked as if it had been run over. Solid packing kept the battery in shape. Installed with no issues and it is working just fine.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Palatine, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 NewerTech 71 watt hour battery for MacBook Pro July 19, 2015 The NuPower 71 battery is a great replacement for my 17" MacBook Pro. Battery life is much improved and it's indistinguishable from the OEM battery at a much better price. Highly recommended!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dublin, Ca Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 THANK OWC! May 21, 2015 This one saved me and the laptop I am using to write this review. my old lap top is now alert and vibrant thanks to the battery pack that APPLE doesn't make anymore (they are still a super company of course).

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Antioch,CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Better than Original February 19, 2015 I have tried several batteries on the MBP, most were pure garbage. They swelled up on charging or only held a charge for a short time and then died. This battery is different you can feel the difference it is made as good as if not better than the original. The fit is perfect and the charge lasts and lasts.

I have used it for almost 2 months and it is reliable and strong. There have been no bulging or bad charges.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: SoCal Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Gave new life to my Mid 2007 MBP February 6, 2015 This is a great battery. I had two batteries fail in this laptop. They didn't just die, they puffed up and almost ruptured. That would have been horrible. I'm glad I noticed both in time before something really bad happened. The first battery was replaced under Apple Warranty, the replacement failed way outside of warranty.

This replacement battery from NewerTech is very well made, like most of their products. I'm careful about not leaving the laptop charging all the time now so this battery should last a long time. It has been well over a year, so far so good.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Woodstock, CT Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Replacement Battery! January 31, 2015 This is a great battery and it works as good as a battery should. No worries on this product. If you are thinking of buying it- go for it, you will not be disappointed. I love OWC for all my computer needs!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid battery January 15, 2015 Lost two of the batteries from apple when they expanded. The first one they replaced, I have up on the second and bought this, It has outlasted the machine.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 perfect match December 3, 2014 battery works as good or better than oem in pre unibody 17 mbp 2.5mghz much cheaper than apple

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 NuPower 71 Watt-Hour Battery for MacBook Pro 17" Model October 18, 2014 Awesome, fits like a glove.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Columbus, Ohio Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 OWC Service March 29, 2014 It came as no surprise that my order arrived way before I expected it, and that the packaging was excellent. These folks at OWC really have their act together and are totally dedicated to good customer service. This is pretty much my exclusive vendor for computer parts and accessories.

My Apple battery basically exploded in my Macbook. Apple would not replace it, and the attached photo illustrates Apple's attitude toward customer service post Steve Jobs.

I just received the battery today and it appears to be high quality. I'm going to cycle it over the next 30 days in my 17" Macbok Pro, and I will update this review.

So far, I'm very happy and satisfied.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: SF Bay Area Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New Life Cycle Count 65535 !! wow July 31, 2013 installed , charged, reset PMU and WOW life cycle count is now 65535 compared to the stock 300 apple OE 61watt shows. Staying cool so far.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Service May 15, 2013 I bought this battery last year to replace the original equipment battery that succumbed to the expanding issue. It worked well (always kept a decent charge). As the 1 year mark crept up, it began to have an expansion issue as well. OWC took care of me and promptly sent out a replacement battery. Can't ask for better service than that!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Modena, Italy Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Not so bad. April 2, 2013 Almost like the original.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Capanga Location: Brazil Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great new Battery September 21, 2012 I bought a new battery for my MBP 17 (2008 - pre unibody), and so far it's better than the official ones. It gives me the "real" 4 hours of power that the original only promises. Now, it's just wait 2 years and see if it doesn't bulge like the other 2 official batteries that I have owned before.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: moejoe Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Brought Macbook Pro 3,1 back to life September 16, 2012 I just got it so I'll need time to see how it goes but OWC always comes through. Shipping was way faster too, arrived about a week early. This battery seems to have a lot more "juice" than the MBP original battery. After it fully charged it was at 7042. Today I'll run it down and let it sit over night to start it off.

It was a little tight getting the battery into the slot and at first I thought it wasn't going to fit but a slight nudge and it went in. It sits perfectly even with the bottom of the laptop. I don't think there'll be any problems but it has a year warranty in case something happens before then. This is probably the best battery for this laptop as far as I can tell.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

*Over 4% more capacity than the Apple original battery that shipped with the MacBook Pro 17" non-Unibody
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