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Windows 7: Need to Replace Laptop Battery

03 Nov 2010   #1
OEM

OS3.5
 
 
Need to Replace Laptop Battery

Hello,

Have a Dell E1505 thats about 3 or 4 years old and the battery hasn't held a charge right in a long time, ...as expected.

What I see on-line are so many offers with prices varying from $79.00 for a 7800 mAh 87wHr @ Laptop battery depot to what Dell has 9-cell 85wHr for $155.99.

So the real problem is where is the best honorable place to buy a bat. at a reasonable price. The Dell cost is NO Option, ...way too much, but I'm leery of getting what is a slightly better/longer lasting (according to their specs) that is 75 dollars cheaper. Cheaper b/c laptop manufactures mark their batteries up so much, or are they crap???

Can those who have replaced there battery post with there place of purchase, was it reasonably priced, and is it just as good if not better than laptop factory stamped batteries?

I just have no idea where to buy or who to trust.

Thnx


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03 Nov 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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03 Nov 2010   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have bought replacement batteries and chargers from Amazon (same as The Wolves suggested) and Newegg with no problems.

Batteries are not high tech components. As long as the specs match up you should be fine. I base my purchase on buyer ratings and number of sales. If many people buy the brand and most are satisfied then you can assume the product is good.

To answer your question: The OEM's mark up the parts ridiculously.
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03 Nov 2010   #4
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Thanks for the replies,

I did click on Wolves link, but they were all HP/Compaq Batteries, I need Dell E1505. I did find this thou, ...whata ya think???

Amazon.com: 7200mAh 9 CELL Replacement DELL Inspiron 6400 1501 E1505 Latitude 131L Laptop Battery 312-0428 0UD260 KD476 GD761 GD761 KD476 series Laptop w/ USB 2.0 All in one card reader -- 80Whr Replacement Battery: Electronics


7 buyers have given it high marks and it appears the seller has a good history.
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03 Nov 2010   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OEM View Post
Thanks for the replies,

I did click on Wolves link, but they were all HP/Compaq Batteries, I need Dell E1505. I did find this thou, ...whata ya think???

Amazon.com: 7200mAh 9 CELL Replacement DELL Inspiron 6400 1501 E1505 Latitude 131L Laptop Battery 312-0428 0UD260 KD476 GD761 GD761 KD476 series Laptop w/ USB 2.0 All in one card reader -- 80Whr Replacement Battery: Electronics


7 buyers have given it high marks and it appears the seller has a good history.

Now check with your local shops like BestBuy, Fry's, Costco and Sunday's Ads from computer shops.

ps. I know my link was HP but there you could have searched Dell batteries!
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03 Nov 2010   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

That looks like a match to your laptop and the price is right.
Does the original battery number match up to the replacement battery list?
If so then you have a match!

I replaced my daughter's OEM 6-cell battery with an Amazon 12-cell replacement. A huge improvement. She can get almost 6 hours of continuous use and the large battery lifts the back of the laptop off the desk and greatly improves cooling. Just a thought if they have one!
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03 Nov 2010   #7
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OEM View Post
Thanks for the replies,

I did click on Wolves link, but they were all HP/Compaq Batteries, I need Dell E1505. I did find this thou, ...whata ya think???

Amazon.com: 7200mAh 9 CELL Replacement DELL Inspiron 6400 1501 E1505 Latitude 131L Laptop Battery 312-0428 0UD260 KD476 GD761 GD761 KD476 series Laptop w/ USB 2.0 All in one card reader -- 80Whr Replacement Battery: Electronics


7 buyers have given it high marks and it appears the seller has a good history.

Now check with your local shops like BestBuy, Fry's, Costco and Sunday's Ads from computer shops.

ps. I know my link was HP but there you could have searched Dell batteries!
I relized that after the fact, ...Very sorry for that. I will go ahead retry your link/seller and enter dell e1505.
Thanks for the help, ...God I feel so Dumb right now, ....duuaaa

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Added: Yes I did check some retail stores (best buy & newegg), their just as bad as the manufactures.
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03 Nov 2010   #8
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
That looks like a match to your laptop and the price is right.
Does the original battery number match up to the replacement battery list?
If so then you have a match!

I replaced my daughter's OEM 6-cell battery with an Amazon 12-cell replacement. A huge improvement. She can get almost 6 hours of continuous use and the large battery lifts the back of the laptop off the desk and greatly improves cooling. Just a thought if they have one!
Yes it does match both model E1505 and the Model Number on the Battery itself.
Think my current is 6 cell this would be a 9 cell.

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Added: After reclicking Wolves link, it turns out its from the same seller I found in my link so it looks like I'll give it go. Thanks for Posting!
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03 Nov 2010   #9
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't think that is an issue. The power supply connects to the laptop connector and that connection is the important spec.
The number of cells is just a matter of how much juice can be stored. It will take longer to charge 9 cells than 6.

But it is always a good idea to check anyway!
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03 Nov 2010   #10
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I don't think that is an issue. The power supply connects to the laptop connector and that connection is the important spec.
The number of cells is just a matter of how much juice can be stored. It will take longer to charge 9 cells than 6.

But it is always a good idea to check anyway!
Thanks for the info, I'd much rather go with a larger cell/capacity battery.
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