Question about Dell Latitude CPX Notebook
Voltage on a battery is fine. current(charge/discharge) on other hand is what keeps it running. The battery you have, MAY be fine, yet the risk isn't worth it. Good news? They don't leak, but why take the chance on having your computer die in middle of something vital.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
As you have probably already figured out it sounds like the battery is damaged. Due to the potential fire hazard I would immediately remove the battery even if the laptop is off and discontinue its use until you are certain it is working correctly. Laptop batteries are not safely repairable by users and most technicians. Other than inspecting for bent pins there isn?t much you can do. If the battery is less than a year old you can call Dell, tell them it doesn?t work and see if you can convince them to warranty replace it. Batteries should not become unusable by a normal 3-4 foot drop. If it?s out of warranty I strongly suggest you try to borrow an identical battery to see if it behaves normally, or if that isn?t an option purchase another. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.
Posted on Mar 30, 2007
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