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How To Find A Genuine Dell Laptop Battery

A Dell Studio 1535 laptop computer

I remember looking for a replacement battery for my Dell Laptop some years ago and realising how difficult it could be sometimes to find excellent battery replacements. Dell is one of the most trusted laptop and PC brands in the world today. Its parts are known for their long life, sturdy make-up and excellent performance. While Dell is known for manufacturing long lasting batteries, users may not get a warranty for damages unless it is due to a manufacturing fault. So then, how can you find a genuine Dell laptop battery either as a replacement or to be used as back up if you are always on the move?

The first answer is pretty much predictable, directly from the company. Although this option appears to be the easiest, it also likely to be the most expensive. Alternatively, Dell batteries can be purchased from wholesalers or online retailers who sometimes offer very competitive prices with up to 40% discounts on certain battery models. Wholesale or retail prices are usually cheaper as products are bought in bulk or during clearance sales from manufacturers.

Although it is very tempting to fall for the cheaper prices offered by retailer, there are still associated risks to be conscious of. Most of the risks can be avoided by making note of your Laptop’s series and model number in addition to the battery’s specifications before making a purchase. For example, when buying online this information can be sent to the seller to make sure that the replacement battery is compatible with and matches the original model. Dell laptop battery type and specifications may vary significantly even within the same series and therefore you should never experiment with it. You should only use Dell parts that are specific to your laptop.

Finally, always insist on a bill that clearly states whether the batter is new, used or refurbished. More often than not, a new Dell laptop battery comes with a guaranty or a replacement, repair or refund policy, even if it is shipped from many miles away.

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S. Goodluck is a technology lover who also works as a freelance article writer. My hobbies are swimming, writing, and making new friends.



  1. xander

    August 27, 2010 at 7:03 am

    yep i agree with you first we must make sure that the battery compatible with our laptop before buying.

    thanks for this post remind me to be more carefull

  2. UK Webmaser forum

    August 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this nice information on how to get a good replacement and genuine battery for our Dell Laptop. The est thing is to get the original specifications battery for your Laptop, anything short of that may not be the best for your system.

  3. SERi

    August 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    It is very urgent problem for me was to replace the battery:) I was pleasantly surprised that the purchase of a wholesale dealers and the truth is cheaper than the manufacturers directly:) Here they are charms of market relations, checked the serial number and model seller has all come good! Thanks for the really useful article.

  4. eagle09

    August 29, 2010 at 10:13 am

    many many thanks,i have laptop and the battery of my laptop are not ok so i need to by a battery and this made me easy to buy this,many many thanks..
    Ask Question and get

  5. horsegames

    September 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    thank you very much for the reminder… I will remember it at the time of purchasing a new laptop.

  6. Gerry

    October 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    eBay is a great place to buy replacement batteries with a warranty and at priced under what DELL charges for batteries.

  7. silpada

    December 24, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I do not give too much care to faulty things. I only do replacement decision but I am impressed by your post.

  8. Jes

    April 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I agree, that eBay can be a great place to find what you’re looking for, especially for a good price. It just takes a bit of searching, that’s all.

  9. Chandler

    May 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Find a replacement laptop battery

    1 – Physical shape
    First of all, we need to confirm the physical shape is definitely the same with your old one, otherwise it will not fit into your laptop, or can’t be attached firmly. Any construction of incompatible feature will cause this problem, .plastic interface, data slot row…etc.

    2 –Voltage (11.1V? 10.8V?)
    It is also a must the voltage is the same. Voltage lower or too higher will result in the laptop can’t work properly, or burnt up if the battery voltage exceeds the laptop’s working voltage level.
    3–Capacity (4400mAh? 5200mAh? 8800mAh?)

    Normally we can say the larger capacity a battery come with, the longer the battery can work. It means the quantity of electricity a battery can hold for direct output to the laptop.
    I purchased a Dell XPS M1330 Battery on March at and it is good enough 

    4–Cell (Sanyo cell? Sony cell? )
    The cell quality determines the life-span of a battery. Batteries with poor cell will not be able to fully charged after being used for several times, and finally can’t hold any electricity.

  10. Wholesale Suppliers

    July 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

    No doubt! Dell is the most trusted laptop and pc brand in the world and thousands of people recommend Dell brand. There have many good brands but why people recommend Dell? Yes, Dell is much known for manufacturing long lasting batteries. Laptop battery is very important part for all type of user and many people worried about purchasing batteries at online or wholesale. Your post will very helpful for us. Thanks for your reminder.

  11. Jim Olenbush

    August 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Hey Sarah,

    Thanks so much for the tips! Yes, sometimes we are tempted to buy those cheaper ones and we put our laptops at risk. For me I prefer the original or the more expensive ones because I am after to its quality. I don’t want to find myself shopping for batteries. Great post!

  12. santosh Kumar

    June 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Good suggestion about the laptop battery. you can purchase online with great discount.

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