Keep an open mind.
SURPRISE! It's NOT FLAT like the original lower-capacity HP battery. It has a big PROTRUDING LUMP that holds the extra battery cells. Heavy too. Hated it. Tried it anyways. (Grumble grumble.) Not a perfect fit, had to press in and slide battery catch into place. Tilts the whole laptop up to a much nicer angle for typing, and MUCH better air flow underneath for badly-needed cooling. Runs my 17" DV9000-series for 3 HOURS of HEAVY use, much longer if I let OS shut down HDD's when idle, use a dimmer display, etc. AWESOME! Better ergonomics, cooling and run time. I LOVE IT! Wish I'd done this a year ago! My first impressions were so wrong. Seriously, keep an open mind. Now I have a heavy laptop that finally doesn't need a wall outlet every 30 minutes.
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