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on March 18, 2014
What can I say? I used this battery for 3 months and it was a winner. I was getting battery performance like I hadn't had since I purchased the laptop new 3 years ago. Then, after about 3 months, I booted up one day to find that the battery had an error. That was all I could determine. Battery status: Error. Nothing I tried worked to bring the battery back to life, including cycling, removing and replacing, and trying to update the firmware.
I just lived with my laptop plugged in at all times for about 3 or 4 weeks. Then, one day, out of nowhere, it worked again. It read 0% charged. I left it plugged in and it slowly crept up to 100%. Now, I find that it works marginally well. It will keep my laptop running for about an hour (when I first had the battery, it lasted 3 hours). When it gets down to about 18%, it will suddenly shut down. So there you have it. My rating? 3 stars for some performance issues, but it still does the job for cheap.