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54 Watt-Hour
NewerTech NuPower Battery
For MacBook 13" Unibody Late 2008 (Aluminum)

Power, reliability and quality from the leading name
in Mac performance upgrades since 1984!
54 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. NOTE: Only for 2008 MacBook5,1 models which have external user removeable battery
This NuPower battery is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Unibody
MacBook (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook5,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz

Battery Specs:

  • For Mac model ID: MacBook5,1 | 2.00GHz, 2.40GHz
  • Aluminum external finish seamlessly complements MacBook body
  • Lithium-ion technology
  • 54 watt-hour
  • RoHS certified: free of lead, mercury, cadmium, PBBs, and PBDE
  • 1 Year NewerTech Laptop Battery Limited Warranty

Apple equivalent part number

  • A1280

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.

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 40 out of 41 (98%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: LightMaster1 Location: Toronto, Canada Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Decent battery September 28, 2017 Original was slowly dying, so decided to try this one. Holds the charge ok. Will see how it performs long term.

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Reviewer: Olderguy99 Location: NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Replacement Laptop battery August 15, 2017 Ordering on the phone with the representative was so easy, he was very patient and knowledgable. The battery arrived within days, installation in less then 5 minutes. Well done all around.

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Reviewer: feelinglikeajedi Location: NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product - great support May 12, 2017 OWC (MacSales) is the only place to buy for your Mac. This is my third battery on my Jurassic Macbook and I'm always amazed how a new battery breathes new life in my old reliable machine. I've used OWC for memory upgrades, digital hard disc replacement and other goodies and they're always great with support, tech help, etc. Highly recommend.

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Reviewer: Belugacaviar Location: Rochester, MN Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Works as advertised January 11, 2017 Fits well, powers the laptop, does as expected.

Little pricey, but the price offsets the fact you're not buying a knock-off. Recommended for those looking to extend life of their ancient macbook.

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Reviewer: RottenApple Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Good replacement battery but doesn't have the life of original December 9, 2016 Good replacement battery but doesn't have the life of original - the battery lasts about 1/3 of original apple battery. Note: I did double my memory from 2gb to 4gb

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Reviewer: GrantY Location: Savannah, GA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent December 6, 2016 A typical fine OWC item

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Reviewer: GTGal Location: Queens, NY Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New life for my Macbook November 29, 2016 The battery for my 2008 Macbook died and I needed a battery in a hurry. Apple no longer makes batteries for my Macbook, but Mac forum recommended MacSales as a source for a battery. Customer service was very helpful in ensuring that I purchased the right battery. Within one day, I saw the difference in my computer. It has been almost one month so far and all is well.

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Reviewer: Boga Location: Denver, CO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Product is great and doing well. November 27, 2016 Nice doing business with you. Prompt service. Great product. All's well !

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Reviewer: LA4ME Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 So lucky to find this product, as Apple no longer carries this battery. November 26, 2016 Was able to find the battery, order it and it arrived in a timely manner. Staff was helpful and courteous. Worked out great and I was very pleased with this order.

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Reviewer: SourceOfJoy Location: Wisconsin Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Easy to install. November 10, 2016 I was a little hesitant at first ordering from Other World Computing because of some of the reviews I had read on other online sites. However, OWT was very easy to order from and had knowledgable customer service people when I had questions on why my new battery was not holding a charge for more than an hour. The battery itself was very easy to install and now I do not have to keep my computer plugged in all the time. The one downside is that the battery does not keep a charge as long as the original Apple battery, only keeps a charge for about 3-3.5 hours.

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Reviewer: DHXX Location: MICHIGAN Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Buy your battery for OWC and see a perfect fit September 23, 2016 The have the battery you need whatever Macintosh Laptop you own. You can buy with confidence. It's guaranteed and it will probably be superior to the original battery you're replacing.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Newark, Delaware Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent replacement battery! June 21, 2016 This is only the second replacement battery for my almost 8 year old Apple MacBook. The battery made my laptop as good as new!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: United Kingdom Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Highly recommend June 2, 2016 I was really worried about ordering from across the seas, as I have never done it before, you hear such horror stories when things go wrong, I was advised by people on the apple forum to get my battery for my late 2008 MacBook from your website, so glad I did, it was dispatched on the 31/06/2016 and I recieved it in the uk today the 02/06/2016, Installed my battery straight way and it worked no messing, so Thankyou for being so prompt with the delivery, even with the extra cost of customs charges, it's alot cheaper than buying a new computer, I'm so pleased I'm thinking of upgrading my memory, I'm just a bit scared of installing it myself do will have a think about it. Do Thankyou so much

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: St Paul, MN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works on my 5.1 April 28, 2016 A few years ago, I got a Newer Tech battery from OWC for this very same laptop, but despite being sent two, they would not power up. I ended up getting an Apple...which worked great. This time, I decided to try NT again, and It worked!!!! I think they re-did the grounding tabs on the connector, which allowed connection with my "late 2008 5.1". So...anybody having had the same issue might be assured that this seems to have been fixed.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: DES PLAINES, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 BATTERY APPLE NO LONGER HAS. April 21, 2016 I had bought this battery years ago and could not get it to work with my ibook but this time apple did not have any to fit this 2008 macbook and OWC saved this laptop from the recycling center. Thanks

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Love It! March 17, 2016 Not only people getting older. Battery do it mush faster! With this product you not need to buy new ones just because yours laptop not work without battery.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfectly happy February 28, 2016 Exactly as advertised & fast delivery. Another flawless dealing with OWC. No longer available from Apple

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Overall : Fantastic January 19, 2016 When researching a replacement battery for my Macbook, I was a little concerned about third party products, and didn't fancy getting one which would explode on my lap ... or burn the house down.

MacSales.com/OWC came highly rated on various websites, and so I decided to give them a go.

The ordering process was a breeze, with multiple shipping options to the UK. The product arrived sooner than I had expected.

The battery itself was simple to install and has worked brilliantly since.

In summary: Great company. Great Product.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Boise, ID Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great battery - great price December 27, 2015 Works as advertised, replaced the battery that was seven years old and the laptop is back working as good as new again. Went from about 1 to 3 hours (old one was very undependable) of runtime to about 5 to 6 hours on average. Wife is very happy about the purchase since it was her computer it went into.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hawaii Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 This product actually fit. December 17, 2015 My wife always had her laptop plugged in. After six years of that the battery lost it's memory. It didn't know it was a battery anymore. The replacement from OWC looked and felt like a quality unit. Has been performing very well the last several months. She has learned to let it discharge now and then. You guys are great.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: wisconsin Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Just what I wanted November 20, 2015 The battery worked perfectly and the shipping was super fast! Would definitely purchase again.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bangkok, Thailand Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Replacement Battery October 29, 2015 Purchased one of these earlier from OWC and its life was woeful!

OWC replaced for me and it has been running perfectly. Guess the first one was a dud, as the replacement isn't showing any signs problems at all.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good battery August 15, 2015 I used this in our aluminum Macbook. Works better the original.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great battery May 11, 2015 Great replacement battery for my Macbook, and shipping was fast. I get about 3-4 hours of usage time, depending on what I'm doing. Would order this item again!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Central Florida Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 Perfect OEM replacement for MacBook March 24, 2015 This is not our first purchase. We have found OWC to be a great source for like-kind MacBook batteries. Life-expectancy has matched or exceeded OEM.

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