Should I replace my laptop battery using only one made by the manufacturer?
My laptop (Toshiba Satellite L755) is 2.5 years old, and I've started getting the message from Windows 7 that I should "Consider replacing your battery". This means that the battery is holding less than 40% of the charge it held when new I've learned, so I've started looking around. I see Toshiba wants $75, Micro Center has one for $50, and Amazon has them as cheap as $16.59.
That's some price range! I've seen a number of posts in various places suggesting you should only get batteries from the manufacturer. Obviously that would be the safest, but the price range from $16.59 to $75 sure tempts me try the lower priced one. I've never replaced a laptop battery before, so I seek the advice of someone who's really in the know about this. What's the risk? TIA