Problems With a Dell Laptop Battery


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Username: Vivilee

Post Number: 9
Registered: Dec-10
While laptops are as common as water and the air we breathe, it seems many people do not know how to maintain the most important part of the machine -- its power source, the battery. The Dell Studio 17 battery is adaptable to many different versions of Dell computers. Battery problems generally have been the result of poor power management and overlooking other problems, such as a loose power jack.

The Dell Inspiron laptop can use three types of batteries. The four cell, the six cell or the 9 cell laptop battery. The higher the number, the greater amount of stored power. A four cell under typical conditions can last 1.5 to 2 hours. A 6 cell can last 2.5 to 3 hours. A 9 cell can last 3.5 to 4 hours. Determine your average usage and consider whether you need to buy a battery with more cells. (9-cell dell laptop battery: dell studio 1557 battery, dell studio PP33L battery, dell studio PP39L battery, dell studio 1737 battery, dell studio 1735 battery)

In addition to considering the amount of stored power available, you should look at the power saving practices of your computer. Go to your computer control panel. Go to "Mobile PC or Power" settings. Go to change battery settings. Consider adjusting the settings to "power saving" or "balanced" to conserve battery power.

Clean the battery's metal contacts with a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol. This helps the Dell Studio 17 battery run efficiently.
Do not allow your fully charged battery to sit unused for more than two or three weeks. Never let a Lithium-Ion battery completely discharge

In 2006, there was a recall on certain Dell models made between 2004 and 2006 because of problems with certain Sony batteries.
Often it is not the dell vostro 1710 battery that causes a problem, but the DC power jack. The jack connects the computer to the AC power adapter. If you have dropped or shaken your computer too much, it may have a loose or damaged power jack. Before seeking to replace your computer or battery, check the power jack.

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Username: Steven_brooks

Post Number: 5
Registered: Sep-12

Laptops are unique and different than desktops, in that they tend to be more delicate and dismantling them requires different skills. Take these simple steps to see what the trouble is with your Dell Laptop. This will get you closer to diagnosing the problem so your notebook computer will be up and running in no time. Anyone with a laptop knows how frustrating it is to have to troubleshoot power issues. Dell rechargeable laptop batteries last, on average, about 18 months. After that, run time begins a slippery decline. When the battery is no longer meeting your needs, you will need to replace it. There may come other times when you will need to investigate your Dell battery as a potential source of problems as well. In many instances, a new battery or power adapter will resolve your issue.

With Best Regards,
Steven Brooks
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