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    Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Hey guys. I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1525 battery life. It used to be about 2 hours, and now it is down to about 30 minutes max even on "Power Saver".
    The only change i can think of in my laptop was that i re-installed windows due to the fact it was running very slowly, and the install fixed the problem.
    Another thing, my charge cable is kind of ripping at the part where it goes into the laptop, but it still charges to 100% and dies within 30 minutes.
    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

    PS. i have included something i done about a week ago with all informartion.

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Thats a common thing... Batteries run down like that as they only have x amount of charging cycles.

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Also could you tell us what Type of battery you have

    I would recommend for the Mean time Taking the Battery out and then Plugging in the AC-Power cable and running the computer from that

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    Also could you tell us what Type of battery you have

    I would recommend for the Mean time Taking the Battery out and then Plugging in the AC-Power cable and running the computer from that

    Many Thanks,
    Josh
    thanks for the quick reply from both of you. i am honestly not sure of the type of battery, was it not included in the log that i included? where could i find this out, and if you dont mind what is the benefit of running it from the AC supply with no battery inside?

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    While we sort out your Battery it would be best to not Wear it down and charge it back up again - This can affect the Battery Life

    Also is the Computer under warranty? And you should find what the battery type is on the Battery somewhere?

    This is Vital for it will tell us if it is Overcharge or a Faulty Battery


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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    okay give me ten minutes and i will take the battery out and get back to you
    thanks

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    While we sort out your Battery it would be best to not Wear it down and charge it back up again - This can affect the Battery Life

    Also is the Computer under warranty? And you should find what the battery type is on the Battery somewhere?

    This is Vital for it will tell us if it is Overcharge or a Faulty Battery


    Many Thanks,
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    hello, back.
    the battery is:
    Dell battery module rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    TYPE: M911G
    RATING: 11.1V
    CAPACITY: 41WH


    No, the computer ran out of warranty a few months ago now

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Okay so the battery is Lithium (Which you cannot Overcharge) So it is most likely a faulty Battery

    You can call Dell and try and get a Battery for a Small fee or you could Go and buy a battery

    Basically you may have a Faulty Battery and the only solution is to Buy a new one

    If you still had warranty you could have gone to Dell and asked for a Battery

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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem Please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    Okay so the battery is Lithium (Which you cannot Overcharge) So it is most likely a faulty Battery

    You can call Dell and try and get a Battery for a Small fee or you could Go and buy a battery

    Basically you may have a Faulty Battery and the only solution is to Buy a new one

    If you still had warranty you could have gone to Dell and asked for a Battery

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    Josh
    thanks for your support i just chatted to them via support on the web and they told me to phone the tech team because they didnt know the answer.
    Useless.
    Thanks, Connor.

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