The Dell Inspiron battery can be used for a number of different versions of Dell computers due to their adaptability. You need to consider your average usage while opting for a particular power cell.
The Dell Inspiron battery can be used for a number of different versions of Dell computers due to their adaptability. The Inspiron laptops usually use three types of power cells. These include the four cells, six cells and 9 cells battery. The 9 cell batteries have the greatest amount of stored power. Generally the four cell batteries can last for 1.5 to 2 hours; a 6 cell lasts for 2.5 to 3 hours; and the 9 cell lasts for around 3.5 to 4 hours. Thereby, you need to consider your average usage while opting for a particular power cell.
According to Dell, the life of your Inspiron battery usually last for 18 to 24 months and then there will be a drop in its performance. At that time you need to consider switching your old laptop accessory out for a new one. Changing these batteries is usually a simple procedure and takes only a few minutes to complete. The following are few tips to do it safely.
Before replacing your power cell you will need to turn the system off. Though it is not a requirement, it is actually a precaution that will save you and your system form any kind of damage.
Keep your replacement power accessory ready and nearby. It is better to remove it out of the package before you actually open the battery compartment.
You will need to plug the Inspiron AC adapter into a wall socket and connect it with the power socket of your notebook.
Turn over the laptop and place it in a flat and smooth surface. Search for the battery latch. They are usually located at the back of the notebook near the front edge. You can also refer to your instruction manual. Once you find the latch, slide it into the release position and gently pull out your old battery.
Simply pop the new Dell battery into place in order to install it. The alignment of this device is quite easy to figure out. In fact, only one side of the power cell can connect o the receptor pins which is located in the battery bay of your laptop.
Make sure you have properly locked the latch after placing the replacement cell. In case it gets stuck in the unlocked position, wiggle the device back and forth very gently in order to pop it back.
Keep the laptop plugged into the socket to charge the new power cell completely. To check the status of the charge simply click the battery shaped icon on the system tray.