MSI replacement laptop batteries for Canadians?

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  1. mckenziepiping

    mckenziepiping Notebook Consultant

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    I have a GT70 2OC. I contacted msi directly and they cannot provide a replacement battery from a warehouse located in Canada. This means the $180 they charge would blow up to $240 after paying import, duty and brokerage fees.

    Does anyone know where to buy msi replacement laptop batteries in Canada?

    I've seen lots of bogus answers in other similar threads such a Staples, Amazon, random msi retailers... it's all false information.

    I'm looking for the BTY-M6D battery specifically.
     
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    Have you tried contacting the US office?
     
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    Yes I have. I've been in contact with Tom from the US office. That's where all the dollar figures come from in the my original post.
     
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    Yes I have. I've been in contact with Tom from the US office. That's where all the dollar figures come from in the my original post.
     
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    Okay, he's the right person to talk to.
     
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    I've bought a couple of these last year and they seem to be just as good as the originals.
     
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    Yup, those are fine, but make sure to buy it from a reputable seller.
    By the way, this battery pack uses 18650 cells so you can go for a DIY if you want to tinker with a rebuild. :)
     
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    I'd like to try that, but getting the plastic case apart without destroying it beyond usability kinda mystifies me.
     
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    Here are two youtube videos for your reference. :)

     
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    Not sure about the second dude...wanting to bypass the protection. Bad idea with a $1000+ laptop. Individual batteries are reasonably cheap.

    Anyway, the electrical part doesn't worry me too much (I'm an engineering tech by trade), just getting the plastic case apart without destroying it will be the trick. The first video has a Sony battery with Torx screws holding the case together. Man, I wish the batteries for the GT70 were that easy...been wanting to experiment by rebuilding the worn-out original battery with some of the best high-capacity 18650 cells I can get. Not gonna happen till I get the case apart, but I'm torn over what method to use to get it done.
     
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