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Old 10-13-2009, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dead Laptop Battery?

Iíve had a Dell Latitude D820 laptop computer since 2006 and had it plugged into ac power for some months now. I also have a Dell Vostro 420 desktop on which I do 90% of my computing.

I recently tried booting up the laptop on battery power and nothing happened. Did the battery simply die Ö or was the continuous ac power the culprit?

Earlier this year I worked briefly in battery mode and it started warning me to recharge after just a couple of hours unplugged from ac power. BTW, this is the original battery that came with the laptop. What are my options here?

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Old 10-13-2009, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It could be dead.

"A couple of hours" is quite good for a 3-year old laptop.
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If it works plugged in but not plugged in, then yes your battery has died. Batteries only have an average lifespan of 1 to 2 years, so 3 years is really good.

Sounds like you need a new battery.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for replying, guys,

Looks like I need to get a new battery for the D820 all right. As Dell's is "list price" ($$) ... and there are many third-party sources out there ... I'm wondering how reliable these others are and how I might intelligently shop for a replacement battery. ??

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this model of Dell laptop goes through batteries often
Best to go cheap cheap cheap and search ebay, and hope to get 1 year out of it
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