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How can you fix the issue of 3rd party laptop batteries not being recognized by dell and hp laptops?

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February 12, 2014 7:39:02 AM

There are cheap laptop batteries out there, but they are not being recognized by hp and dell laptops. I think this is an smbus issue. Is there a fix?
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February 12, 2014 7:41:47 AM

Hi,

Most likely you need to change the motherboard. Totally not worth it.
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February 12, 2014 7:44:02 AM

Parsifal said:
There are cheap laptop batteries out there, but they are not being recognized by hp and dell laptops. I think this is an smbus issue. Is there a fix?


Of course there's a fix. Buy the OEM batteries. This is just one of many ways OEMs capture customers.
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February 12, 2014 7:45:33 AM

For dell? Not that I am aware of. From what I understand dell actually puts a chip in their batteries that tells the computer its a dell battery. They HATE people using third party parts, so they make sure you can't. As far as HP? I was not aware they had anything like that. The chinese battery I put in my HP laptop works just fine. Must be something they started more recently than 2009 when I bought mine.
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