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Dell Inspiron 1525 battery replacement doubts

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  • Started 1 year ago by kapazitiven
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kapazitiven
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Hi all
I have a two year old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. For the past couple of months, the battery has begun to seriously deteriorate in performance... If the laptop is switched off with full power, by the time I boot, only 5 minutes is now available before it turns off...

Hence, I am looking at replacing the battery. The following are my doubts
1. The laptop was purchased in the US. Will there be any difficulty getting replacement battery here?
2. Should I contact Dell or will local stores have replacements?
3. Will it be possible to go for 9 cell batteries for improved battery life?
4. Can power surges affect battery life? Is it necessary to connect the power through a surge protector?
5. More often than not I use the laptop when connected to power, but regularly I need to work without power. Hence, I cant remove the battery as recommended by many. Is it better to have the power always on or regularly discharge the batteries?
6. I am thinking of getting a cooling pad to improve battery heat dissipation. I want one that is cheap (less than 1000 preferably) and effective. Please suggest brand and model along with approximate cost.

ps: how about http://www.pcakkus.com or http://www.accukorting.com

Thanks in advance
Arun

Posted 1 year ago
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Travis299
Posts: 133

http://www.ebay.com/

Do a search for Inspiron 1525 battery and you can find a battery for about $20 with free shipping.

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Travis299
Posts: 133

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html.....8;_sacat=0

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Do not buy a battery from anywhere other than Dell. I know from experience, when clients wanted to replace them on the cheap.
What country do you live in ?
And a cake/cookie cooling tray is a cheap, and efficient cooling pad.

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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http://www.howtogeek.com/sites.....op+battery Many good posts for laptop care right here on HTG site.

Posted 1 year ago
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Mritsurgeon
Mritsurgeon
Posts: 75

Please test your ac adapter with a multimeter that it is putting out the right amount of voltage & also test the pins that make contact with the battery while the ac adapter is plugged . I have seen many cases where the battery is suspect but actually the ac adapter didn't give out enough voltage to keep the laptop powered and charge the battery @ the sometime . I've also seen faulty charging units from the main board side.

Just something to consider before purchase

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Dell chargers have 3 connections, and are virtually impossible to diagnose without making your own breakout box. For which you need one to start with. Dead or alive.

Posted 1 year ago
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Mritsurgeon
Mritsurgeon
Posts: 75

Well then test , the charging terminal on the battery slot , while the ac adapter is plugged

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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You may just as well look in the notification tray, at the power icon. It will give you the same info. Charging or not.

Posted 1 year ago
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Mritsurgeon
Mritsurgeon
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Some of the terminal can be charging and some not .
See the gold terminals extruding .

U need to test this point

Alternatively

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I don't think the OP is an electronics wizard, so keep it simple.

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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I think he just needs a new battery after 2 years of use.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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One point to note when replacing either batteries or chargers, steer VERY clear of the copies that are available, they might burn more than your fingers!

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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http://www.dell.com/content/to.....&cs=19 Click on first faqs.

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Tech-No
Tech-No
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I buy replacement batteries from eBay all the time. The trick is to find a seller with a large number of sold items and the most positive feedback. Also, make sure to buy from a seller in the country you live in if possible. You can get standard and extra capacity packs.
Knock them if you want but after more than 50 of them I've only had to return two for replacement and they done it quickly. They all have good warranties and are a third of the price of OEM.

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vistamike
vistamike
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Tech-No, you are right but I mentioned the caveat for obvious reasons, there are so many rubbish purchases out there. Not everyone is that savvy!
It's not a trick but plain common sense.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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Sarris
Sarris
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Batteries Plus has been a good source for me. Less money than OEM, most are made by Eveready or Rayovac. All the ones I have used, have lasted longer, and held a higher percentage of charge for a longer time.

Here: Batteries Plus

I'd do a search for your laptop model with possible mobo charging jack issues. I don't know if yours is, but do check before buying.

Here is a free battery info program from NirSoft:

Battery Information

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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And whilst you can rebuild your own battery packs (still costly using industrial cells) you should only have a specialist battery electronics tech do it. (especially with Li-ion cells (very dangerous if you make a a mistake)

Posted 1 year ago
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jjanedan
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yumeng
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