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    3rd party laptop batteries

    Has anyone had any joy with 3rd party lithium laptop batteries? Dell have conveniently stopped selling ones for my laptop just as it reaches the point of needing a new one. (How convenient). Apparently a £2k windows 10 laptop is now "obsolete". FFS. Last time I buy from them.

    There seem to be lots of random chinese brands out there, but something with appropriate safeguards that won't explode/burn my house down would be ideal if anyone knows of a good one.

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    Re: 3rd party laptop batteries

    Joy, yes. Recently though? Nope.

    The battery died on an old NEC laptop and a third-party battery did the trick just fine. HOWEVER .... the first hint on when that was is "NEC laptop". The second is it was an Athlon 1700, IIRC. Nice machine in it's day, though.

    My conclusion, back then, was it can work, but by 'eck is it a minefield. I doubt today is much diferent.
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    Re: 3rd party laptop batteries

    I know this thread is a couple of months old but would like to echo how much of a minefield this is.

    I got a battery for the mother-in-law and it died within less than 9months, simply stopped charging. The company refused to even acknowledge my RMA request.

    Yet they were still trading and I could buy another of the same if I wanted.

    Never again.

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    Re: 3rd party laptop batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by 666moe666 View Post
    I know this thread is a couple of months old but would like to echo how much of a minefield this is.

    I got a battery for the mother-in-law and it died within less than 9months, simply stopped charging. The company refused to even acknowledge my RMA request.

    Yet they were still trading and I could buy another of the same if I wanted.

    Never again.
    I have had this before with a phone. I never went ahead with the purchase because I really didn't know what I was buying. I think electronic manufacturers should take a leaf out of the car market and accept approved replacements. That way there is competition and more importantly a reliable & trusted choice for the consumer.

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