"Non-Manufacturer Laptop Batteries - User Review"
3 December 2009
Summary: my experience with third party laptop batteries has not been good. Do not recommend you buy them.
Probably have owned or repaired 20+ laptops and 95% had dead batteries when I got them.
Do understand that original, manufacturer, laptop battery only has a life of about 2 - 3 years. Just a fact of life.
Laptop manufacturer batteries cost $100+.
Non-manufacturer batteries from Internet sources to include eBay cost $30 - $50. All are Chinese made.
Do Not Recommend Non-Manufacturer Batteries
When I have needed a laptop battery, I have always used third party because of cost BUT either I received the battery dead-on-arrival (DOA) or it died after several months!
Bottom line: no more third party batteries for me. Cheap is not cheap if the lifetime of the battery is not close to that of the manufacturer's offering.