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Old 19th May 2009, 21:11   #1771
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something like this?
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ya i was thinking on the same lines!!is it available for dell batteries?anyone using such stuff here!
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Some of the Previous laptops could run and charge batteries via the CD-Rom bay. Dont know if that is still possible.

You already received your laptop? Congrats on the purchase.
sounds interesting about the cd rom bay recharge option!!
btw,dint get the lap yet,the site says a date of june 1st.
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Old 19th May 2009, 22:02   #1772
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THat green port looks more of a DIY job to me. I maybe wrong though.
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Old 19th May 2009, 22:24   #1773
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sounds interesting about the cd rom bay recharge option!!
btw,dint get the lap yet,the site says a date of june 1st.
From what I understand, you can have a second battery in the CDROM bay. Isnt it?
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Old 19th May 2009, 22:34   #1774
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Guys help needed.

My Dell Inspiron battery meter shows that 6% available (plugged in, not charging) message.

Warranty expired before 2 months.

What should i do?

Thanks in advance.
Ah, Welcome to the club. I too am facing this problem. I have a Dell inspiron 1501. Have changed battery 3 times- once with warranty twice without warranty. I just replaced the battery in Jan , again im facing the problem. New battery is 6k, my dealer was selling battery to me at 3k which is obviously duplicated one. I realised it only after i faced problems in it and Dell logo was not there. Im confused whether to buy a new laptop or change the battery AGAIN!
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Old 20th May 2009, 13:38   #1775
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could someone please help me with a source for getting brand wise laptop sales figures in India?
it'll be life saving!
many thanks in advance.
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Ah, Welcome to the club. I too am facing this problem. I have a Dell inspiron 1501. Have changed battery 3 times- once with warranty twice without warranty. I just replaced the battery in Jan , again im facing the problem. New battery is 6k, my dealer was selling battery to me at 3k which is obviously duplicated one. I realised it only after i faced problems in it and Dell logo was not there. Im confused whether to buy a new laptop or change the battery AGAIN!
it may not be the battery,sometimes motherboard issues cause such trouble.
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Old 23rd May 2009, 11:35   #1777
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What's the approx. cost of a 6 cell Dell battery ?
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Old 23rd May 2009, 13:08   #1778
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guys,

got a samsung n110 at 22200 at Bangalore. Pretty nice babe to handle, i just checked the battery since they were claiming 9 hours and all.

gave me a clear backup of 5.43 hours on my daily office use.
it took another 2.45 hours for recharging completely on the off mode.

windows load time : 48 seconds (without any additional software installed)
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Old 23rd May 2009, 13:46   #1779
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What's the approx. cost of a 6 cell Dell battery ?
My battery was replaced under warranty. The price mentioned was about Rs 5600. Mine is a 9 cell, if I remember correctly.
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dell inspiron 5150 battery was costing around 5500
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What's the approx. cost of a 6 cell Dell battery ?
Dell 6 Cell Battery costed 5556 Rs inclusive all taxes.

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Old 23rd May 2009, 19:41   #1782
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Hey looking at the complains by DELL, dont you guys think DELL laptops face all kinds of problems which require replacements irrespective if they are covered under warranty or not!

They feel to be more prone to replacements than other laptops!

Like Keyboard, Screen, harddisk, motherboard, battery, etc....?
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Hey looking at the complains by DELL, dont you guys think DELL laptops face all kinds of problems which require replacements irrespective if they are covered under warranty or not!

They feel to be more prone to replacements than other laptops!

Like Keyboard, Screen, harddisk, motherboard, battery, etc....?
Its just plain luck. As dell also used most common oems that other manufacturer uses. like hitachi hdd, panasonic battery, hldt or optrac dvdr, intel cpu. etc.

atleast they provide long term support for their products. unlike Hp and toshiba, which are not willing to provide parts even if people are ready to pay.
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Its just plain luck. As dell also used most common oems that other manufacturer uses. like hitachi hdd, panasonic battery, hldt or optrac dvdr, intel cpu. etc.
But I have 3 acers working in my office for close to 11 hours everyday, the oldest now more than two years. They never pleaded for attention.

My Dell is 15 months old. It needed attention for overheating when it was 8 months old and the battery was changed under warranty when it was 10. It does sit outside the office area with me in the sales section of the shop.

It particularly hates my DOS inventory program. As working on that it increases the temperature by close to 20 degrees or more compared to the 5 to 6 degrees in the Acers in similar locations.
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I agree to SirAlec in few terms, but we all know OEMs manufacture as per consumer. Im sure there would be a slight difference when HITACHI makes it for ACER or DELL.

Also if you have 2 systems one from ACER and one from DELL with exact same config, still they will have performance difference! Why is that when everything inside is same!

From user reviews here and few of my friends, I think DELL are a marginally costlier than ACER & HPs, but we buy for Brand Name and after sales service.

However DELL are prone to issues even in their 1st year, but they silently come home and replace things. We are happy as its covered under warrantly, but other brands have hardly any issues within 1st year.

Question is does DELL use lesser quality things and make it up replaceing them under warranty??
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