Possible to replace battery?

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  1. papi

    papi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    As a heavy user of a notebook years ago (it had about 3hr life per charge) I burned through replacement batteries at a rate of one per year.

    Since the EP-121 has no external battery, it begs the question: How do you replace the internal battery if the charge no longer holds to give you the desired operating time? Anyone who ever owned a non-Apple device with only an internal battery knows of services that replace batteries?
     
  2. ncb1397

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    Asus has replacement batteries available from their store at estore.asus.com. I imagine that the EP121 battery will show up there. Either that, or a third party will make a battery if Asus doesn't fill the void. As far as how you physically do it, you need to take apart the machine to get to the battery. How difficult that is, I am not sure. If you don't want to do it yourself, there are computer repair shops out there that will likely do it.
     
  3. heatlesssun

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    The battery isn't user serviceable, you have to send it in for a battery replacement under normal circumstances for all devices that are sealed like this. No doubt someone will come up with a home brew solution. Just remember that taking off the back voids the warranty.
     
  4. thal

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    Any word on the cost of a battery replacement yet? I've sent a request to asus with no reply so far. Pretty costly to get some other asus batteries - ie > 100 pounds UK so given I'd expect to change in within the year as per first post need to factor the cost in.
     
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    It would be nice to see a teardown--hope someone like ifixit gets a hold of one of these. I'm also interested in seeing whether the RAM and SSD are upgradable.
     
  6. Edwood

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    Asus is going the Apple route. Don't worry about replacing the battery, you'll just have to buy a whole new computer.
     
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