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60 Watt-Hour
NewerTech NuPower Battery
For all Pre-Unibody MacBook 13.3" White Models

The highest capacity, reliability and quality available from
the leading name in Mac performance upgrades since 1984!
A1181, 60 Watt-Hour NewerTech NuPower Battery
Not only do NewerTech batteries provide longer run-times vs. other brands -
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.
This NuPower battery is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2009)
(May, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.13GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBook5,2
2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2007)
(November, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook3,1
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2007)
(May, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2006)
(November, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz

Battery Specs:

Apple equivalent part number

  • A1185
  • MA458LLA, MA458LL, MA611LL/A
  • 661-4618, 661-4231

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 33 out of 34 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: OldFlatop Location: Toronto, ON Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Holds charge better than original July 1, 2018 OWC saves the day once again! I've upgraded several 'vintage' Macs with RAM and SSDs bought from OWC and am consistently impressed. Quality, price, availability - even delivery are all superb. Apple should really divest itself of the Mac department and have OWC take over. OWC is the company Apple should've been.

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Reviewer: Funkadelic Location: Santa Maria Ca. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 MacBook Pro February 7, 2018 I just received my mid 2010 MacBook Pro. My god it is beautiful it looks brand new. It is more than what I expected. This MacBook is the biggest purchased I made from the OWC. I will be purchasing more from my favorite Mac company. Thank you so much.

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Reviewer: Torgermt Location: Columbia Falls, MT Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Replacement battery for our 2008 MacBook October 1, 2017 The first battery we ordered for our MacBook 4,1(2008) wouldn't charge. I tried everything the MacSales/NewerTech site suggested but nothing worked. Spoke with a couple of reps on the phone and it was finally determined that the battery was defective. Actually after all the chances/tshoot routines that the reps gave me to do, I was just about convinced that the MacBook was dead unless plugged into an outlet. The last rep, Ron Z.,told me he would send out a replacement. I agreed and when the replacement arrived I went back into recovery mode. Well this time the battery took a charge and the MacBook worked just like it had before the original batt tanked. So, my hat's off to OWC, MacSales and NewerTech for the product and especially the tech support. The times I looked to OWC for adapters, Ram modules, etc. I have not been disappointed. I'll be back!

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Reviewer: Likwid Location: Jacksonville, FL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Replacemenrt Battery for MacBook September 14, 2017 Excellent replacement battery for my Macbook from 2008! Thanks for providing instructional videos.

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Reviewer: TPAJeff Location: Tampa, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Battery fits and works great August 22, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: OldAppleAce Location: Colorado Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Good Replacement Battery May 24, 2017 This battery is a perfect fit for the MacBook. The capacity is greater than the original. The only down side, for me, was the color is slightly off from the original.

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Response from MacSales.com, Tech Support May 25, 2017 I'm sorry to hear about the coloring. Over time the color of the polycarbonate MacBook models can change and they change differently depending on a lot of environmental factors. These are now up to 8 years old. The actual battery color is a match for the original shipping color of this MacBook model.
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Reviewer: Fhprintmkr Location: Fort Wayne, IN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It fits, it works, what's not to like? October 27, 2016 I have always been pleased with MacSales/OWC. My old MacBook has this battery I just purchased, and an SSD purchased quite a few years ago... so yes, I am very happy with the products.

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Reviewer: Jester Location: Oroville CA. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect fit October 21, 2016 Last battery in my MacBook swelled out of compartment so bought this replacement. Quality seems good perfect fit no issues.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Rochester, MI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Battery works great July 31, 2016 I bought one of these for a white MacBook. I've been very happy.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Myerstown, Pa Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The product was great June 14, 2016 This product was great works great an happy with my purchase ! Very easy to install

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sandy Spring, MD Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great battery June 1, 2016 This battery is a good, solid battery. It's tough to really get excited about a battery, but this just works and works well. It holds it's charge well and we've noticed no problems at all. One thing I will say is that I have bought MUCH more expensive batteries from other places in the past which caused problems within a few months, so far this one is working great, just as advertised, and you can;t really ask for a lot more than that!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NY Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Close to Original February 5, 2016 2007 Macbook -

I gave this product four stars because I have only had the battery for a week, which is not sufficient time to base a review. Having said that, the battery accepts and holds a full charge, and I am happy the laptop is once again running. Cosmetically, the color is a shade or two off and the fit is a hair or two from being flush.

I too bought this from MacSales ( OWC) because of the positive reviews as well as the horror stories of poor fit and poor charging I read on Apple's support forum from people who bought $30 replacements on EBAY.

Again, I am overall happy that I found a good replacement part for a nine year old computer.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southern California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Battery functions as original January 30, 2016 My wife's computer is very happy with its new battery!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: North Hollywood, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Keeps my old Macbook alive January 13, 2016 I have a very old Macbook that runs slow but at least I don't have to plug in constantly as I did before getting this battery. It looks exactly as the one it replaced--I take that back. The old one had scratches and this one looks perfect.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Replacement Battery for MacBook December 11, 2015 I did not think that I would be able to find a replacement battery for a 7 year old MacBook but OWC had exactly what I needed. Came with free shipping and installed immediately with no problems. Great solution for extending the life of my MacBook.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solved my battery issue November 28, 2015 After ordering a cheaper product, I found out that it did not match or work with my MacBook. I was given this address by a knowledgable source. I have not regretted ordering my laptop battery from MacSales. The instructions were easy to follow, and I have used and enjoyed my new battery ever since it replaced my old, original one. Fortunately, I could return the cheaper product that did not go with my laptop. Now, this one does, and I am grateful to the person who recommended MacSales as well as to MacSales.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Farmingdale, NY Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Better than original battery September 17, 2015 I'm losing track as to how long I have had this battery and it is still holding a significant charge. I still use this 2006 MacBook heavily, having upgraded the ram and hard drive several years ago. i hope they keep making these replacement batteries for as long as this amazing machine holds up!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sitka, Alaska Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Macbook 13 inch is no longer supported by Apple August 25, 2015 Replacement for original Macbook battery, Apple no longer supports this product. NewerTech battery fits perfectly and after conditioning provides better run times than this laptop has ever shown before. I highly recommend NewerTech products in general and this in particular. Service from OWC remains excellent.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 MacBook Replacement Battery (White) July 22, 2015 Battery fits perfectly and has more capacity (110%) than the original…

Very happy with my purchase and the service provided…

AllanD Senior Computer Professional

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Central NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 As advertised April 21, 2015 This was quite a bit cheaper than the one from the Apple store, and more expensive than some that would not fit well and don't hold a charge, so I ordered it. The battery arrived, beautifully packaged, before the predicted date, charged up following the clear directions for installation, looks and feels just like the original, and seems fine. It holds 96% of the charge when not used for 2 weeks, and seems to have plenty of power. Only 4 stars instead of five, as I have had it less than a month, and am not sure about durability yet. Remember to recycle your old Apple battery at the nearest Apple store - they look so shocked when you hand it to them that it is worth the trip.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tennessee Age: 45-54 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good quality battery. April 11, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Antonio, New Mexico Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Daughter's birthday present well received. March 26, 2015 I recommend using NewerTech batteries for older laptops. Older lithium-ion technology had a shelf life problem. Original equipment replacements may be old "new" stock; I've had better luck with NewerTech.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: LS Alabama Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 MacBook battery February 13, 2015 Guess it worked fine. The person I bought it for has not complained, and the battery is still performing, like new

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: North Carolina Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 fits great January 18, 2015 this battery fits great and shipped fast

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 good quality September 26, 2014 better than the original

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nagoya, Japan Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 High Quality Great Price September 14, 2014 My item arrived halfway around the world in about four days! Once fully charged the new battery has powered my workhorse MacBook perfectly for up to five or six hours at a time between charges. Once again I can take my MacBook to the cafe, beach, or campsite and work in truly remote locations again. Thanks!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Outperforms the original September 5, 2014 Still works like new even though I have had it almost as long as the original.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect replacement July 31, 2014 This is for my 'white MacBook' and this was actually a replacement for an older OWC battery. Internal 'smarts' in the battery died so I no longer got a cycle count, but the last one lasted for years. This one dropped right in, just like an original Apple would have, and run time is back where it was when new.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Brockport, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Battery perfect replacement to original July 25, 2014 Battery perfect replacement to original - holding charge and so far no issues! Arrived quickly and on time. OWC is my first stop in components for my Apple equipment.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Asheville, NC Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect battery ! ! May 13, 2014 This battery is just as good as the factory battery. I followed the initial charging instructions by fully charging and fully draining several times and I have had zero issues with it. The battery will last hours of constant use or on and off use it will last several days on one charge. I am very happy with this battery and everything I have purchased from OWC! THANKS!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Elk Grove, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Saved a good computer May 4, 2014 I bought this as a gift for my daughter. Her MacBook was dead unless plugged in, making it much less useful, and, even when plugged in, it didn't work right much of the time. It is now like new. I have used these NewerTech batteries in several of my previous MacBooks and iBooks (G-3, G-4 and Intel models) and have never had a problem until they were way past normal battery life (> 5 years).

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Soap Lake, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Product April 28, 2014 Works great and solved my problem. OWC does it again.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California and Minnesota Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Prompt and accurate May 14, 2013 I ordered a Newer Technology NuPower 60.5 Watt-Hour Battery. The ordering process was easy and accurate. The shipping was prompt. The battery works just fine.

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Reviewer: Pompi Location: Icarai, Niteroi, Brazil Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect replacement April 10, 2012 After 41/2 years of use with my MacBook, the battery finally expanded so much that it disabled the touch pad and practically disabled the computer. Three days after ordering the recommended replacement I'm back in business!! (Oh yes, it is amazing since I now live in Brazil.) Good service always attracts more customers.

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