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MacBook Battery 13-inch MacBook aluminum A1280 2008-2009

Apple 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) Laptop Battery A1280 MB466LL/A MB771LLA MB771

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A1280 Replacement Battery for Apple MacBook 13" Screen laptops - Aluminum chassis Late 2008- Mid 2009

This brand new Apple 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) replacement laptop battery features lithium polymer cells. Lithium polymer battery technology provides longer run times with less weight. In addition, lithium polymer batteries are not subject to the memory effect common with older battery technology. This laptop battery replacement is 100% compatible with the original 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery specifications and is individually tested and backed by a 2 Year warranty. If your MacBook was made after June 8, 2009, this is not your battery. This battery can be removed from the bottom of your laptop and will have a model number posted on the battery label: A1280

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  • Xtend computer battery
  • 10.8 Volts
  • 4200 mAh or 45 Whr
  • Lithium polymer
  • Samsung (South Korea)
  • Aluminum
  • Assembled in China
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 30 day full satisfaction guarantee
  • 300-500 recharge cycles

You can expect 2-4 hours of run time with this battery, depending on your power settings.

This battery replaces the Apple MacBook 13" Aluminum late 2008-2009 Unibody series laptop batteries. This laptop was introduced in October 2008 and phased out on June 8 2009

Laptops using this battery include:
2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo Intel Processor
2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Intel Processor

Works with Apple Laptop model A1278
This laptop features the Unibody design that offers a glass multi-touch trackpad and an aluminum case.

Replaces these many Apple A1280 MacBook Pro 13 laptop battery part numbers:


Laptop Battery Express only deals with brand new premium computer batteries. We never carry recycled or used batteries. We only use the highest quality cells inside the battery pack so you will have a long service life (300-500 recharge cycles). We do not use cheaper battery cells which can wear out in a little as 6 months. Our inventory turns rapidly and you will always receive a freshly manufactured battery.

How to care for your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) A1280 battery.

You can extend the life of your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) laptop battery significantly through the proper care and handling of your battery.

  • Any new 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) laptop battery should first be fully charged by leaving it plugged in overnight. Once a computer battery is fully charged it will no longer accept any more power. It is a common practice to leave laptops plugged in after they have been turned off so that the battery has a full charge the next time you use your laptop. It is probably fully charged within 5 hours.
  • A brand new 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) notebook battery is in a weakened condition since it has not been conditioned yet. Condition and break in your new battery by performing 5 partial discharge and recharge cycles the first week you receive your new battery.
  • Run on battery power without the AC adapter cord at least once a week to keep the battery cells active and at their peak potential. When your laptop is plugged into the power adapter the battery goes to "standby mode" while your laptop runs directly on electricity from the wall outlet.
  • Even though your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery indicates it is fully charged, your battery will return to a weakened state again in a few months if it does not get some exercise through partial discharge and recharge cycles while running on battery power alone.
  • If your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery has not been actively used 2 months or more, condition your battery again with 5 partial discharge & recharge cycles to increase the batteries capacity and run time.
  • Don't run your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery all the way to empty. Your battery will have a longer service life if it receives shallow discharge and recharge cycles. Research has shown that the useful life of the battery will be much longer if you begin to recharge the battery any time before reaching 20% of the remaining power capacity. Recharging the battery even after 10 minutes will not reduce the battery's life span as lithium batteries do not have the memory effect which was found in older NiCad battery technology. NiCad batteries have never been used in laptops, even the earliest models.
  • Never run your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery below the 2% critically low warning point. If your battery is run below this point it may not have enough energy to even recharge. This may effectively "kill" your battery.

How can I extend my A1280 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery run time?

You can extend your 13-inch MacBook (aluminum) battery run time by minimizing the power drain on your battery. A 6 cell battery will run approximately 4 - 5 hours when the battery is new. Even longer times can be achieved by minimizing the power consumption of your laptop. Here are the top ways to reduce your power consumption.

  • Reduce the brightness of your laptop screen. This is the number drain on your battery by far.
  • Avoid using the CD or DVD drive as the motor consumes a fair amount of power.
  • Turn off your wireless finder if you are not using the internet.
  • Remove any devices plugged into your USB ports or other ports.
  • Close out programs you are not using. By minimizing the load on your CPU, sometimes you can avoid having the cooling fan turn to its high speed mode.
  • Increase your memory to 4 Gigabytes. This creates less work for your hard drive. Data is temporarily written to your hard drive when your memory is not sufficient to hold all the data on the many pages you may be accessing.
A1280 Battery for Apple A1278 Laptop

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