Originally Posted by FastM
Ebay battery's = fail.
Agree and will elaborate further.
Aftermarket batteries = fail
And will do so in a short time. Going against my own advice I purchased an aftermarket battery a couple of months ago for my i9300. Rather than waiting for Dell to send ma a new one, my Mom who was in town to visit insisted on buying me one locally from a repair shop here in town.
It came with a "6 month warranty" but died with 3 1/2 weeks of purchase. And I mean dead as a doornail. Turn on the power switch and nothing would happen, plug it in and it would boot without issues. My original Dell lasted 4 1/2 years.
When I went to exchange the defective battery, the shop owner was hesitant, insisting on me leaving my machine in his shop to look at. I was even more insistent that nothing was wrong with my rig. I was lucky that I still had my old original Dell around even though it now only lasts for about 10mins. I was able to install the original and prove to the tech that nothing was wrong with my box.
Had I not had the spare old battery I now firmly believe that the shop would have taken me for a ride as he would have charged me to "troubleshoot" my motherboard I would have been without my machine and lord only knows what he would have come up with as being the problem for it.
As it is the guy wrote down the serial number for the replacement battery and told me this was the only time he would replace it. I asked him about the "6 month warranty" and he said yes he will replace any battery one time if it fails in 6 months and I had just used it up.
Moral of the story is to only buy genuine Dell batteries.
I hope this helps