New battery for M17x R2

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by 7leagueboot, May 14, 2016.

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  1. 7leagueboot

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    I can't find one anywhere. Not even from Dell.
    Does anyone know where I may be able to find one please?
     
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    Cheapest i've found them :)
     
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    Thanks maxslo. The image shown is of the R3/R4 battery which worries me as I have had no trouble finding batteries for those models. It is just the R1 and R2 that seem so elusive. The guy doesn't accept credit cards or PayPal either which is a bit of a red flag. Have you purchased from him before?
     
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    No lol xD in the photo is R1/R2 battery, R3/R4 looks diferent, check again ;)....
    It's not a guy it's a company and they sell a lot of dell/aw stuff:
    Charger: [LINK REMOVED]
    M18x R1/R2 battery: [LINK REMOVED]
    And plenty others, the only problem is that shipping is high cost so it might be worth purchasing everything you need :)...
    No i haven't personally bought from them, but if i had to, that's where i'd buy it :)
     
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    Sorry mate, if you check out the battery on Amazon you will see it is exactly the same but as shown in the attached screenshot, it says it is NOT compatible with the R2. My battery is solid, it isn't 25% hollowed-out as with this one. Of course a compatible battery need not be identical to the original part but nobody lists this battery as being for use with the R2 other than the Chinese site you suggested.

    A guy can be a company. This is a guy. Go through the motions of purchasing and when you get to payment you will see what I mean. Alternatively, look at the attached screenshot showing that payment has to be made to an individual, not a company.

    One thing I will agree with though ... he is definitely the cheapest I have seen so far.

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    That's the one I ordered deadsmiley. I will just have to pay for it this week and wait to see if it's really R2 compatible.
    Thanks to both of you for your assistance. :)
     
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    Dunno what you see, but the battery that's shown to me on that link is for R1/R2 and it looks like this xD...
    batt.png

    Oh ok i guess this is a pretty common practice in china,
    Now that i think of it, in the past, whenever i was buying from companies in china, i've always been paying to a guy, not a company... dunno what's up with that :)

    Good luck with your battery :) and report back with how it works :D
     
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    It has the right part # but as you can see, about 20 to 25% of it is hollow. I have the original Dell battery in mine and it isn't hollow at all. You have an R2 yourself, so unless you are using a compatible battery, check yours out and you should see what I mean. Anyway, I ordered one earlier today but as he doesn't accept credit cards I will have to wait till my bank opens on Tuesday so I can make a wire transfer.

    I will definitely let you guys know what it is like if and when I receive it. ;)
     
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    It's hollow because it's pictured from the bottom side xD the one you bought and deadsmiley linked is just pictured from the top side :p
     
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