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Dell b130 My laptop never kept a battery charge for more than 1/2 hour. But now after only owning it for a year the battery is telling me it is nearing the end of its life span. Surely batteries should last longer than 1 year. Can you offer any suggestions. I have already been using power management. I am afraid that if I buy another dell battery I will still get this sort of crumby service from it.

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Dell batteries are really supplied by Sony. The probolem with Batteries is you never no what your going to get or just how long it will last. My suggestion would be to get a new battery, this battery may have been bad from the beginning. A bad battery can do severe damage to your laptop, so I would not keep using it. In addition for some odd reason I have found that with these batteries, they are some how linked with the PC software, and if they are bad the error follows the HDD. So you may want to get rid of that battery and not use it again!

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