- Laptop Battery – where from?
I’ve bought a few aftermarket ones and not seen the above melty effect, but generally they’re nowhere as good as the originals. Mine all started well but after a few weeks were about half as good as they should have been.
Some more thoughts here:Posted 5 years ago
I bought a cheapo one of eBay a couple of years ago and it immediately wiped the os and everything on the hd. Quite a few people said this was impossible but a bit of internet digging suggested that a slight change of power could effect the bios and do exactly that.
I wasn’t overly concerned as I was running Linux so just did a re-install of the latest version from a magazine freebie CD – could have been costly if it was windows though as I’d long since list the discs etc.. Personally I’d recommend saving everything and having a back up os disc.
Battery was fine afterwards though!Posted 5 years agobeejSubscriber
I bought a genuine Sony one from LaptopBattery4u – they seem to source in Hong Kong, bring them to the UK then post them to you from a UK address.
Non-genuine ones were about £40 and needed a BIOS tweek to work on a Vaio (thanks Sony! Not buying a Vaio again!) and the real ones sourced in the UK were ~£300. The LaptopBattery4u one was about £110.Posted 5 years ago
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