Major Battery Issues Plague Razer Laptops

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  1. signer

    signer Newbie

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    14 Battery Malfunction Issues reported in under 3 weeks, and that's only regarding Batteries
    People are getting ripped off within slightly over a year right after the warranty ends as batteries keep swelling up and potentially causing fires.


    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ei45iy/dont_buy_razer_products_support_is_a_joke/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/eia8ol/razer_blade_pro_4k_2017_battery_bulge/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ei5577/my_razer_blade_2014_instantly_shuts_off_when_any/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ecoeep/any_way_to_get_an_oem_battery_for_my_razer_blade/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/edg8l4/razer_blade_stealth_battery/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/eengf3/concerns_about_new_razer_blade_15/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/eeqk43/i_like_my_razar_blade_15_but_i_will_never_buy/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/eez6co/how_to_stop_battery_bulge_on_rb15/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/efccjn/battery_life_razer_blade_15/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/eggsp8/razer_blade_15_battery_after_2_years/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/egmvn9/sooooo_i_tried_replacing_the_battery_of_a_blade/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/egwoju/experiencing_battery_bulge_for_blade_stealth_2017/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ehaasf/is_my_battery_dying_this_has_happened_numerous/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/ehz0eq/razer_blade_stealth_warpingbulging/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/eeju1r/razer_blade_15_advanced_late_2018_my_thoughts_one


    Can we get some tech media journalists to investigate this scandal?
     
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  2. Muezick

    Muezick Notebook Consultant

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    This problem isn't isolated just to razer. It's a cheap Lithium Ion Battery problem. Have seen many laptops that are not six months old come into my shop with swollen up batteries. Lenovo. Hp. Dell. Samsung. Seen them all come in, aged between 6 months and 24.

    It's a bit disappointing that Razer does seem to consistently use really cheap garbage batteries, given the price they sell at. Wasn't "Warping" a fairly big problem with the Razerblade 14s as well? From circa 2015-217 before the 2018 RB15 was released? Wonder if batteries were responsible for that. Makes sense. Not sure what else could warp a unibody aluminum chassis.
     
  3. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    This is really what has kept me away from Razer laptops. I used to just like the concept, but now quite like the designs as well. The overall layout is quite decent, IMO, from the 13" and 15" laptops.

    But the battery won't last, and their support is challenging ASUS and no-name junk brands for last place. Oh, well. :(
     
  4. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    Dell etc sell in the millions a year, Razer didnt even sell 60000 Blade Stealths in a single year. The failure rate is much higher.

    It can happen on all brands, that is true but it tends to be off cases while at Razer it is just common. Where all other manufacturers use reputable brands such as Getac, Samsung, LG etc for their battery cell pouches. Razer uses BYD, in fact their whole laptop line is made by BYD. BYD is not a laptop manufacturer but actually known for their E-car copies and just simple cylindrical li-ion cell batteries. Every Razer laptop generation has a **** load off issues. I hoped the 15 would be different. Bought into it also because it was simply the only laptop available for me at short notice and I really needed one. Will enver buy something from them again.
     
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  5. Muezick

    Muezick Notebook Consultant

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    I dunno of all the things to be concerned about failing in any laptop, battery is pretty small potatoes. The worst case imaginable is like an Alienware 15 or 17 R1-R5 et al, where it's like a complete disassembly to replace. Razerblade 15 and so on are maybe a dozen screws, or so, in and out and you're done. Replacement batteries aren't that difficult to get ahold of. I think of all the parts of a laptop I'd like to fail, that's the best? Basically anything else is going to be more expensive or require more labor to replace.

    These are all fair points. I agree with you.

    I guess if it happened to me, I'd probably be mad, but all the other benefits of the razer outweigh it for me. I could sit here and weigh my own pros and cons, but its a personal thing. The software is more of a deal breaker for me than any part of the hardware and i got over that heh.
     
  6. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    It is true that it is easy to replace, but it tends to deform the whole chassis in the process if you dont catch it in time and or it just happens too quickly. Screw threads are also ruined from the pressure when it happens. Just all in all very messy,
     
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  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    This means you will from now go back to Alienware and soldered ram and WiFi?
     
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  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    Nope, to be honest. THere is only 1 laptop that I would buy as of now if I had the choice. Mag 15. It is the only machine that fits my current lifestyle unfortunately. Still have my ALienware 15R3 as a backup. But quadcores arent really cutting it anymore.
     
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    Muezick Notebook Consultant

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    This is a serious competitor. Had no idea these guys existed.

    Do you know who makes their motherboards?
     
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    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    They are made by Tongfang. Not sure if they create the motherboards themselves or not. But as far as I knwo they are a competitor to Clevo and the likes.
     
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