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Is this replacement battery safe?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TOSCS, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. TOSCS

    TOSCS Thread Starter

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    I know you read that getting the wrong (i.e. not 'official') replacement batteries carries a "risk of explosion" and the manufacturers will always tell you to get their own brad, but I can't help feel a little suspicious about that!

    My Acer Aspire 5755G battery has died. It didn't really give me any warning at all, one day it was carrying a fairly decent amount of charge and suddenly it's haywire and if I remove the ac cable with the battery in, the laptop shuts off immediately.

    I found this on ebay
    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-5200mah-...560G-5755G-7551G-Laptop-AS10D56-/170844308320

    The only difference is the capacity (original was 4400mAh), which is better, and the voltage (original was 10.8V) but it says it is compatible with that anyway.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Companies recommend their own hardware for two reasons: 1) they make money on parts sales and 2) people replace their batteries or chargers with generic replacements, which can cause devices to explode or catch on fire and mame or kill the owner or their loved ones...which in turn sue the manufacturer for faulty hardware (which most of the time the manufacturer then wins the court case, but it still costs them money to defend) all because someone wanted to save money.

    Having said that, if they state it supports your model, then it's just a matter of whether you trust the seller.
     
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