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Mike 16 Silver badge

The upside, and the downside

Not-easily-replaceable batteries have the advantage that you are less likely to just bang in some roughly-correct shape mystery-pack bought at a boot sale from a guy who _looked_ honest.

OTOH, easily replaceable batteries mean that when the original battery fails to hold a charge after two months on a brand new Toshiba laptop, they will replace it at the local shop, because even with the 20 minutes of arguing that it was my fault for leaving it on the charger all day at the office, instead of manually managing the charge cycle (Battery Management? We've heard of it), it was easier for them to replace it than it would have been on a sealed unit.

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