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I replaced my ASUS laptop battery because the charge light started blinking orange and the battery would only last a couple of minutes before dying. This condition started suddenly, not with the usual slow decay in life. A new battery solved the problem, but after a few weeks the same thing happened again. I've now replaced the battery three times and still have the same problem. Obviously, either the computer charging circuit has a problem or the batteries are failure prone. So far, I have used generic batteries (not from ASUS).

My question is whether it's worth buying an original battery to see if I have better results, or whether this is most likely a motherboard problem. While I realize that 3rd party batteries may not be as good as the brand name ones, it seems a bit unlikely to me that three would fail in the same way, so I'm hesitant to invest in a relatively expensive "original" battery if my computer is just going to destroy it.

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It would be a waste of money to buy brand ones now. You can't escape customer service here. (I think.) | But the question is also kinda too specific. – Shiki Jun 13 '13 at 17:20
    
To be more general, I guess the question would be, "How common is it for generically sold laptop batteries to experience sudden failure?" – Mike Blyth Jun 13 '13 at 17:25
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My suspicion is the charger, can you try one of the batteries in a different pc? – pnuts Jun 13 '13 at 17:37
    
I agree with pnuts, but if that fails send the lot back to Asus if it is expensive laptop and pay for fix (if out of warranty), other wise, consider a new one. – Dave Jun 14 '13 at 11:34

I would dare say this is what you get for buying generic batteries? It's your call, but I would also think you may even have a bad power cable? If its not sending clean power, you're just killing batteries.

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