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Aftermarket Laptop Batteries... Is there any way to get a decent one?

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Aftermarket Laptop Batteries... Is there any way to get a decent one?

I need a new battery for my old laptop and from what I can see something like this is my only option

https://www.amazon.ca/Battery-AS10D31-A ... g=h0a61-20

lots of bad reviews about half a charge, only lasting an hour, not holding the charge. is my only option to keep buying new crappy batteries when they die?
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Don't know about this one specifically but i did get a 3rd party one from amazon for a macbook pro a few years ago and it's been perfect
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For comparison maybe look here

https://www.battdepot.com/ca/

I've purchased a laptop charger from them and it was a great shopping experience, no problems, but I have no experience with their batteries.
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I bookmarked this as I am looking as well: deals-laptop-batteries-looking-dell-xps ... t-2310917/
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I did not found one last year when I was looking for a replacement for my thinkpad. Basically they all start off great but descend into just minutes of runtime within 6 months. I ended up getting one from Lenovo
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I just ended up buying the $30 one from amazon. the battdepot wanted $15 shipping and I doubt its any better quality. for my laptop I can find only one place that has a genuine OEM one but they want over $100 for it. i'll take my chances.
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just buy the Samsung or LG cells and replace it yourself? atleast you know you will be getting quality grade A cells instead of some no name grade b or c cells.
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No, there is no point buying aftermarket batteries. They are just discarded batteries that have been "re-processed"
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: I need a new battery for my old laptop and from what I can see something like this is my only option

https://www.amazon.ca/Battery-AS10D31-A ... g=h0a61-20

lots of bad reviews about half a charge, only lasting an hour, not holding the charge. is my only option to keep buying new crappy batteries when they die?
You can try this battery rebuilder.
http://www.chansbattery.ca/index.html
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cristianosham wrote: just buy the Samsung or LG cells and replace it yourself? atleast you know you will be getting quality grade A cells instead of some no name grade b or c cells.

This.


Buy high quality 18650 cells, pop open the battery, unsolder. The old cells, solder the new ones.
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cristianosham wrote: just buy the Samsung or LG cells and replace it yourself? atleast you know you will be getting quality grade A cells instead of some no name grade b or c cells.
This only works for cells that have something like 18650s doesn't it?
You can't do this with "flat" batteries that most modern and thin notebooks seem to contain can you?
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death_hawk wrote: This only works for cells that have something like 18650s doesn't it?
You can't do this with "flat" batteries that most modern and thin notebooks seem to contain can you?
Did you atleast click on the OP's amazon link of the battery he was interested in?
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cristianosham wrote: Did you atleast click on the OP's amazon link of the battery he was interested in?
I was wondering in a general sense not specifically about OP's battery.
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I took apart a bunch of no name brand laptop batteries and they always contained no name brand 18650's, while the hp/dell/ibm ones always had lg/samsung/sanyo cells.
How much is the laptop worth? How much does an original battery cost?
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NEMESIS_2008 wrote: This. Buy high quality 18650 cells, pop open the battery, unsolder. The old cells, solder the new ones.
How do you reset the smart chip in the battery pack? It still thinks the old batteries are installed and that the pack has reduced capacity. It won't let the new batteries get full charge

The problem is explained here:
https://jestineyong.com/how-to-repair-laptop-batteries/

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