Find a replacement battery for an Acer laptop in UK
This post is rather personal. I own an Acer Aspire 7740 since 2010. I’ve paid around $800 for it back then, and compared to my previous Pavilion, this one was really fast! But, as you may know, Acer is not necessarily known for building everlasting products. The HDD works perfectly, the display is OK, no RAM problems, but few months ago, out of nowhere, the battery’s gone dead on me. I’ve tried every trick in the book to revive it (leaving it in the freezer included), but It’s damn gone, showing the Windows error: “Plugged in, no charging”.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my laptop, and I’ve used it extensively over the last 3 years. Except of the battery, it never failed on me. I’ve dropped it on the floor couple of times, and it’s still on top of its game. Dead batteries are so common these days, I have a friend with a Fujitsu laptop with the same problem, and another one with a Dell laptop having the same issue. It’s a known fact that these laptop batteries are not build to function forever. So, in such cases, you should evaluate your options: get a new replacement battery from Acer, or get a third party replacement battery that’s way cheaper than the original. If you’re lucky, you’ll get the same running time from it. Either way, you will find out that buying a good replacement battery for an Acer laptop (or any type of laptop) in UK is difficult, and you should buy them from an online store with plenty of reviews. Try to read all the reviews before adding it to your shopping cart, be sure that it suits your model, compare it with other similar products. In Acer laptops, the replacements parts may be compatible with other laptops in the series. For example, the battery I bought for my Aspire Acer 7740 was also compatible with other laptops like:
ACER 5220, Aspire 35, 5220, 5300, 5320, 5715, 5730, 5910G, 5935, 72, 7235, 7535, TravelMate 7330, ACER Aspire 5230, 5310, 5315, 5520, 5710, 5715Z, 5720, 5330, 5530, 5739, 5920, 5920G, 5930, 5940, 6530, 5942, 6920, 6930, 6935, 7220, 7230, 7330, 7520, 7530, 7540, 7720, 7720Z, 7730, 7735, 7736, 7738, 7740, 8730, 8730Z, 8930, Series, TravelMate 7230, 7530, 7730 Series, Extensa 7230, 7630 Extensa 7230, 7230E, 7630, 7630EZ, 7630Z, EMACHINE E510, E520, G420, G520, G620, G720, Gateway MD7801u, PACKARD BELL EasyNote LJ61, LJ63, LJ65, LJ67, LJ71, LJ73, LJ75
In the same matter, you should check the voltage of your original battery and try to buy one with the same specs: same cells, same voltage, same capacity. Although the vendor might say that the replacement part is compatible with your laptop, using a replacement battery with a different specification could lead to undesirable results.
Where to find replacement battery for an Acer laptop in UK
As I said, there are plenty of online stores that are selling replacement batteries in UK, but I truly recommend Amazon UK Battery Store as a starting place to start your search, get used to the prices and the models.