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Concern about ASUS F556UA-AS54

jmostroff 1 10 June 22, 2016 at 03:00 PM
I have to ask about something not spoken of in the positive review of this product..

If this laptop battery goes bad after the warranty period, it looks like it will have to be shipped back to ASUS to replace. That's a turn off for me. Even more so, when I pressed one of the tech guys at ASUS for an estimated cost to replace this, he said it would cost $330 today. Who know what the cost will be in 3-4 years when the battery will likely need replacing.

If the battery were to fail after the warranty period, I would like to be able to buy one myself or have my vendor do so. Maybe then he could fix it for a lot less money and time; however, as of now, my vendor cannot promise me he will be able to do either of those things.

What are your thoughts about this? Right now, it is the primary obstacle standing in my way of purchase. I do wish the product were sold locally, too, and not just by Amazon.


Thanks for your feedback.

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All ya gotta do is open up the laptop or do a search and see if you can get the part from eBay or rip it from a damaged "used" for parts unit.
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Most likely the bottom has screws and it all comes out, not super hard unless it's a unibody. Battery could be hard to find but I would say that the price of $330 is just the tech giving you a number and not realistic as it's 1/2 the cost of the machine. Lithium battery technology is a commodity at this point, so nothing would make it that cost. Yes it could be hard to get that model, however very few laptops these days especially thin designs like this come with a user serviceable battery like the laptops 8 years ago had. I would not worry about this issue on a $600, the battery should last a few years under normal use and then at that time you can look for replacements or look at a new machine. You should also note that a battery is not usually included under a 1 year warranty, it's covered differently typically under a shorter warranty as it's a consumable item. Same story as your car warranty for brakes and tires, not typically covered under the "Bumper to bumper warranty" on a new car.
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