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My laptop battery finally died, it’s been 4 years. Damn gotta spend some money to get a replacement one. Did you guys think we could get a genuine replacement from the vendor? It’s ASUS brand

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  • 2
    most vendors have a spare parts section, they probably will sell direct to consumer.
  • 5
    @C0D4 I tried searching around at ASUS website but can't seems to find one, they only provide information on how to keep your battery to have longer life

    @Bitwise (perhaps you know? Since you like ASUS brand)
  • 3
    Well I bought a fresh battery to my Dell laptop from Green Cell. Very good quality for the price.
  • 5
    @athlon how much? Did they say it's genuine?
  • 5
    Also do we still need to charge it for 8 hours the first time? The seller told me to do so
  • 4
    @devTea no; it’s a replacement. There was a problem with my laptop that there are no more genuine batteries on the market.
    And no, you don’t have to charge it for 8 hours. That’s fucking stupid
  • 6
    @athlon Figures, it's an old myth but the seller told me so. I guess yours is an old model?
  • 2
    @devTea well, it’s a Latitude E6320 running Ubuntu Budgie (because Windows works like it wants to but can’t). Still really happy with it
  • 2
    I hope your hard drive still works...
  • 2
    my first laptop was an Asus (bought about 5yrs back), I replaced the battery about halfway into its lifespan. I got a 3rd party brand one off eBay, it worked fine for me, no problems whatsoever
  • 5
    @DefiniteGoose it still working although I switched to ssd last year to get better speed

    @CoffeeNcode how much for it?

    @Bitwise thanks will look into it
  • 4
    No bettery on it’s list, but I think I could use it for other spareparts next time
  • 2
    @devTea 35€ plus shipping at the time, ordered on Amazon
  • 1
    Try also Aliexpress.

    My father bought a new battery for an old laptop, very old so that it's default OS was XP.

    Got a new one for 12€ and it's quite good...

    Says 4A, has at least 3A
  • 1
    My .50cents:

    ++ For GreenCell - we got it as a replacement at work(also for an onld Asus laptop), the quality pleasantly surprized me - it deffinetly isn't genuine but an aftermarket part.

    Never keep your laptop attached to the charger - keeping it "tethered" to a charger continuously is what kills the battery. You should also avoid keeping it at a low charge for long periods of time when not using it. Optimally, some laptops come with a battery saver feature that prevents the battery from always being fully charged (keeps it at ~90%), these settings are available either in BIOS or come as a dedicated application/program for Windows OS's.

    Personally, I avoid Aliexpress for any meaningful purchases ... it's just cheap, no quality and shipping is random (sometimes fast, sometimes goes M.I.A.) I also often question the safety of some of the products due to their cheapness and materials used. There's a good reason why stuff costs what it costs.
  • 1
    @Bitwise i checked up on greencell when I saw one appearing in our office - when I said I was pleasantly surprized, I was alluding to this. They seem like an alright manufacturer that makes aftermarket batteries in order to provide replacements for laptops that have no genuine replacement batteries available in stock anywhere.

    They don't seem like the countless cheapass knock-off battery resellers that have a website like "cheaplaptopbatteries.com" or something like that, that sell batteries that die on you in a week.
  • 5
    @theKarlisK since I’m using my laptop for work everyday, does that mean it’s better to take the battery out and use it while plugged then?
  • 1
    @devTea in theory, yes - it's better to remove the battery if you're keeping your laptop mostly in a stationary setup at the workplace. However, it might not be as comfortable as just leaving it in and not risking of forgetting it when moving the laptop. Also, now you got to worry about the exposed connection ports and any open vents/holes that become exposed without the battery.
  • 1
    @devTea some laptops, as mentioned before, come with battery saver software that helps keeping battery alive for longer by preventing it to charge when set to "stationary" usage profile (my Dell has this functionality in it's bios). Another way to preserve the battery is discharging it and recharging it periodically.
  • 3
    @theKarlisK I got a spare battery now that is dead, I could use it to cover tha holes too. Thanks for the tips
  • 1
    @Bitwise Interesting, personally, I haven't come across any laptops like that, I do, however, know Dell laptops will cry crocodile tears when using non-genuine batteries/chargers, and will not boot when using non-genuine batteries, while displaying a related error message. My current Dell laptop has the option in BIOS to ignore these warnings, while my old Dell didn't.

    @devTea My mom actually killed TWO batteries for an Asus K53J by continuosly keeping the charger plugged in while not using the laptop.... which was like all the time except for during the ~1-3h of daily use.
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