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Author Topic: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK  (Read 342 times)

broadstairs

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Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« on: January 04, 2022, 06:22:14 PM »

Does anyone on here know any genuine UK based battery suppliers who do laptop batteries. All the ones I've found by searching when you dig deeper are actually Chinese companies. Having purchased one recently from Amazon which turned out to be a Chinese copy which has been useless, wont hold charge for 5 days with no use, I am very wary of anything Chinese. Seems like I have no way to return this for a refund!

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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2022, 06:26:23 PM »

Short of buying an OEM replacement, which are usually expensive, I suspect you are likely to struggle.
I had a similar experience a few years ago with an eBay laptop battery that worked for about a month and then refused to take a charge. Luckily eBay saw sense when the seller wanted me to return it to China and just refunded me.
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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2022, 07:14:01 PM »

I've also struggled in the past, not just with laptop batteries, but phone and tablet batteries to. Unfortunately it seems it's just pot luck.
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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2022, 07:49:55 PM »

That's the issue, everyone I've looked at has a number of reviews showing rubbish  batteries and even though they UK domains they are  Chinese companies, should not be  allowed. I'll keep  trying.

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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2022, 08:15:36 PM »

Does anyone on here know any genuine UK based battery suppliers who do laptop batteries. All the ones I've found by searching when you dig deeper are actually Chinese companies. Having purchased one recently from Amazon which turned out to be a Chinese copy which has been useless, wont hold charge for 5 days with no use, I am very wary of anything Chinese. Seems like I have no way to return this for a refund!

My battery died a while ago and i couldn't get a decent replacement the laptop is still decent spec so having read a few threads i removed the battery and now use it connected to the mains, not ideal but its a lot faster booting etc.
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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2022, 09:01:29 PM »

My battery died a while ago and i couldn't get a decent replacement the laptop is still decent spec so having read a few threads i removed the battery and now use it connected to the mains, not ideal but its a lot faster booting etc.

Not really an option.....

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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 05:19:42 AM »

Seems like I have no way to return this for a refund!

Just keep badgering Amazon, they will refund eventually, they always have for me.  Its one reason I prefer to buy off Amazon despite hating the company.
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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 08:09:44 AM »

That's the issue, everyone I've looked at has a number of reviews showing rubbish  batteries ...

That'll be true of just about any company you look at, especially if you are looking at Trustpilot reviews or similar, so I'd focus on the ones that have a decent number of good reviews.
Is an OEM battery not available for your laptop or is the price of one just too ridiculous?
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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 10:41:32 AM »

I've managed today to get Amazon to accept a return and refund me. I badgered them with the Sale of Goods Act. Now to find a replacement!

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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 11:59:33 AM »

Buying from eBay/PayPal can also be useful in these circumstances with PayPal also offering free return shipping
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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 12:33:18 PM »

Well I've gone for a battery from eBay and paid via Paypal (normal for me). It has 12 months warranty so even if the UK seller goes away eBay should take responsibility if it goes bad. Sadly I am unable to find an OEM battery for this I7 laptop which is a few years old now but works perfectly.

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Re: Looking for a new laptop battery from the UK
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2022, 02:28:15 PM »

Not sure if you mean a UK company shipping from the UK or UK manufactured.
If the former, try Laptop parts http://www.laptopparts.co.uk very quick service. If the latter, Ive no idea.
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