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Old 10-22-2016, 02:32 PM
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Default Laptop battery replacement

It's come time for a new battery and OEM must be made out of gold.

How have experiences been with aftermarket vs OEM?

Anybody recommend a vendor?
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:19 PM
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I have replaced a lot of laptop batteries and i never buy OEM.
Amazon has some good deals and so does Ebay.
You have to watch out for fakes but if you do a little research you can save money.
I bought a battery for a Dell from Amazon for $14 and it's still going strong a year later.
Dell wanted $75 for it. Even if it doesn't last I can buy a another one and still be money ahead.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:13 AM
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I have replaced a lot of laptop batteries and i never buy OEM.
Amazon has some good deals and so does Ebay.
You have to watch out for fakes but if you do a little research you can save money.
I bought a battery for a Dell from Amazon for $14 and it's still going strong a year later.
Dell wanted $75 for it. Even if it doesn't last I can buy a another one and still be money ahead.
I would like to add credence to Backlash's response. I've had quite acceptable results with the aftermarket replacements.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:07 AM
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Thanks, will try $20 vs $160
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:23 PM
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I had an old laptop that was discontinued. The battery style was not made any more so I had to send the battery off to get new cells put in it. I think the place was called battery refill or something like that.
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Angry same here

A few years back my charger died cost me like 40$ to replace it. Now I'm getting internal battery warnings. To make matters worse the dang laptop de-charges over night when it is off.

Found the internal battery and will order one today. THEN maybe I can do a staret up on battery and re-calibrate my main power batteries.
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Update.

Went with $20 ebay battery. It fit well and no problems after a few months.
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