No-name ebay batteries?

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  1. InuNacho, Oct 1, 2016
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    InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone here had any luck with the no-name Chinese ebay batteries? The prices are right on some of them, just I'm worried about them potentially damaging my hardware.

    edit: I mean the rechargeable ones, not the pram.
     
  2. mzs.112000, Oct 1, 2016
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    mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    You are better off going to PowerbookMedic, it has batteries available.
    Some of the eBay/China batteries are fake(will say they have a certain mAh number but it is really less.), also some are of low quality(can explode, catch on fire, or ruin your laptop).
     
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    Thanks for the link, they have other parts I need but unfortunately lack the clamshell iBook battery I'm looking for.
     
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    If you want a good battery, buy one from Newertech.

    Aside from that, I've had mixed luck with cheap Chinese batteries. Some have been DOA or nearly so. I've had some that wouldn't charge, or might last 1-2 cycles. I've had some that fit VERY poorly, sometimes to the point where I had to use shims to keep the contacts in place. Some will randomly cut out. I've never had one live up to its actual rating.

    My most recent one(last week) was for a first generation Macbook Air. It seems to work okay, but there again the life seems short.
     
  6. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    See if AGPTEK happens to be selling that battery you need. I've bought a few from them and they have been pretty solid. I had bought the wrong battery, then I got the right one and it did not work as expected and their customer service was great. They paid for both shipping to and back on both batteries, and I got a new working battery free of charge. HIGHLY recommend them. You can buy stuff from them on eBay (seller:novapcs), maybe Amazon, or through their website.
     
  7. swamprock macrumors 6502

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    I've had bad luck with eBay-bought TIBook batteries; one didn't work at all, and the other lasted a month before it would no longer charge. iBook batteries have given me no problem, nor have 15" Alum Powerbook or Macbook batteries.

    As an aside, I bought a cheap 867 mhz TiBook that ended up being in pretty crappy shape, yet the battery was a Newertech that had 2 cycles on it. Go figure...
     
  8. Tito910 macrumors member

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    I bought a few g4 12inch powerbook batteries. They're nowhere as nice looking as the original battery but they appear to work fine.

    Although if coconut battery is to be believed, their capacity is dropping faster than what I expect it to. After only a a dozen or two cycles I've dropped 20%.
     

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