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ling427ttvette

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Laptop needs a new battery.
« on: July 08, 2011, 09:12:52 PM »
Dell Inspiron 1721

Battery is shot. Can only run when plugged in, which isn't a huge deal because we used to leave it plugged in most of the time.. which is probably why the battery is shot now.

Looking on Dells site, cheapest is $136. Are there any other places I can look? I'm positive there's cheaper out there, but if it's not going to be a quality battery then I'll just have to suck it up I guess. Just trying to stay cheap with the wedding coming up.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 09:30:10 PM »
Ebay, brother. I just picked up a replacement laptop for my wife's Dell for under $30 shipped out of California. Works great.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 09:38:57 PM »
I was looking on there and saw some 9 cell batteries going for under $30 and thought it had to be to good to be true. I might just have to pick one up.. What seller did you get yours from?

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 09:52:53 PM »
http://myworld.ebay.com/supermart168/

I wouldn't go with a 9-cell unless you truly want it. It will stick out a little bit and make the laptop larger.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 10:04:26 PM »
Ebay, brother. I just picked up a replacement laptop for my wife's Dell for under $30 shipped out of California. Works great.

Yep. Get all my camera batteries from Hong Kong. Super cheap and better than Canon's stuff.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 10:04:56 PM »
http://myworld.ebay.com/supermart168/

I wouldn't go with a 9-cell unless you truly want it. It will stick out a little bit and make the laptop larger.

I wouldn't mind the extra capacity, and I'm not worried about it being bigger. This laptop is huge already. 17" widescreen, this thing is barely portable.. :lol:

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 11:05:07 PM »
Well, in that case, it's really up to you. It probably doesn't get the greatest battery life anyway so a 9-cell may or may not be worth it. :lol:

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 09:10:54 PM »
Well, in that case, it's really up to you. It probably doesn't get the greatest battery life anyway so a 9-cell may or may not be worth it. :lol:

Mine has a battery life of 2.5 hours :lol:  I need to get a 9 cell.  When I purchased it they didn't have a bigger battery, I'm going to search now that I've had it a bit and see if they do.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 01:41:54 PM »
If that 2.5 hours is with using it the whole time, that's not bad for a standard laptop. Netbooks are the ones that have the retardedly high battery life.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 02:29:42 PM »
No kidding Kalgorn. My Clevo X7200 is lucky to make it to an hour on battery time. If I'm gaming 35 mins max on an 8 cell battery. Then again an I7 960 and SLI Nvidia GTX 480m will do that, lol.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 07:36:47 PM »

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 08:00:20 PM »
Oh wow that's a great price!

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 08:50:42 PM »
That is a pretty good price.

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Re: Laptop needs a new battery.
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2011, 04:58:11 PM »
I just replaced year battery in my Dell 9100 with one from Amazon. Fit and finish were like OEM on this old as balls laptop. I get almost 2 hours of life out of the battery though I usually run with it plugged in. 15" screen and 2.5" thick make it a brick.