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Where can I get a replacement battery for my laptop?

Asked by simone54 (7616points) December 30th, 2008

I REFUSE to by another one from Dell. They use shit products that only work a little longer then warranty.

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Snoopy's avatar

@simone How long should a laptop battery last? Mine is telling me it needs replacement and it is about 16 months old…..?

Just curious.

RandomMrdan's avatar

a shelf life at best of 2 and a half years before you’ll need a new one I’m sure. some get lucky and get longer, some are unlucky and get shorter. You’re stuck either buying from dell, or a reseller of dell batteries. What model dell do you own? I may have one at microcenter. I sell batteries often, dell happens to be one of the most common ones people ask for.

simone54's avatar

You sell knew ones?

RandomMrdan's avatar

by the way, I thought your list of topics was funny.

simone54's avatar

Funny and True.

It doesn’t look you have my battery. Thanks anyway.

RandomMrdan's avatar

what model dell do you have?

simone54's avatar

Inspiron 1501

RandomMrdan's avatar

http://www.pacificbattery.com/delle1505.html here are a few options. One of them has an 18 month guarantee.

Snoopy's avatar

@Random Is it better to buy proprietary stuff? i.e. I have an HP, do I need to replace w/ an HP?

RandomMrdan's avatar

I wouldn’t assume it to be better to buy an HP battery for an HP, any battery should be find so long as it fits your model. Just don’t buy refurbished batteries or used batteries. If the replacement battery goes bad, it’s probably time for a new laptop.

bythebay's avatar

I have a Dell Latitude 820 and the battery crapped out after about 16mos. I did a little online research and then purchased one via Amazon. It was cheaper than a Dell and lasts much longer.

simone54's avatar

I;m gonna get a new AC adapter first. Maybe it’s just that. It’s only 25 bucks.

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