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    cmawson
    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Jan 2012 - 11:20 AM

    Happy New Year to you all.

    I would like some advice please. I'm looking for a company that supplies replacement laptop batteries that are usually similar or the same as the OEMs'.

    I have a Sony Vaio Z series notebook, bought 3 years ago. The original battery appears to be fine with no real issues, but as it's getting old & I'm concerned that one day it'll give out & I'll be left high & dry. So I'm looking for a replacement/spare. The OEM battery is no longer supplied by Sony, so I'm having to look elsewhere. The nearest I can see that is closest to the specification of the original comes from Batterymag.co.uk.

    This is the original battery info from Sony.

    Has anyone had any dealings with this company? Or, has anyone got another good source of laptop replacement batteries that can be recommended?

    Chris

    Last Modified By cmawson at 6 Jan 2012 - 11:22 AM
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    Carrera_c
    Carrera_c  4253 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2012 - 11:23 AM

    Personally, I'd stick with the Sony one. I got a battery from a 3rd party for a Dell laptop a few years back. It only really lasted 6 months before the charge would only last about 30 minutes. Unfortunately it also swelled and I had a fair bit of trouble getting it out of the laptop again.

    cmawson
    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Jan 2012 - 11:38 AM

    Thanks for that info. Unfortunately Sony are out of stock of a replacement & have been for the last 6 months, according to 2 customer reps I have spoken to, it appears as if they are no longer going to keep it in stock. This has also been the same for Sony in the USA. So, I may be forced to use a non-Sony/generic one for replacement.

    theorderingone
    6 Jan 2012 - 11:55 AM

    They have compatible replacements here http://www.payless-batteries.co.uk/.

    I've bought laptop batteries from here before and they've always been very high quality and they come with a 1 year warranty.

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    cmawson
    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Jan 2012 - 1:37 PM

    Thanks for that link. I'll call them about the battery they're showing.

    cmawson
    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Jan 2012 - 5:00 PM

    Ok, called them, but the new battery from these guys will require additional software update including a BIOS update (all included on a CD supplied) in order for it to function on my laptop. Must admit I'm not at all happy with anything that adjusts or plays with the BIOS, unless it's a full official Sony update.

    Any other ideas?

    bellitems
    bellitems  2
    7 Jan 2012 - 7:59 AM


    Quote: Ok, called them, but the new battery from these guys will require additional software update including a BIOS update (all included on a CD supplied) in order for it to function on my laptop. Must admit I'm not at all happy with anything that adjusts or plays with the BIOS, unless it's a full official Sony update.

    Any other ideas?

    As the sony laptop batteries are locked. even you got an oem battery with the cd. the oem battery may not support some of vaio z series. You'd better choose an sony genuine battery or a high quality replacement battery without a cd.
    btw, for higher capacity you may also consider a discount battery which last 5+ hours.
    [link removed - please read terms and conditions]

    Last Modified By Moderator Team at 7 Jan 2012 - 8:06 AM
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