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New battery lasting only as long as old battery

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sallyslingshot, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. Sallyslingshot

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    Hi, I'm having a little trouble with a new laptop battery for a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista. Got the "your battery is dying" message a few weeks ago and purchased a new one (not from Dell, but I've yet to receive a bad battery from this seller). The new battery charged to full after about 4 hours. The charge held for a glorious 6 hours the first time, and I let it run down completely before recharging, as per the instructions.

    The next time, however, the charge held for 3 hours, then 2. Since then it's been pretty much like I might as well have stuck with the old battery, especially considering I'm still getting the dying battery message.

    Did I do something to kill the battery, or is this likely to be a problem with it/my laptop?
     
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    It might be that the new replacement battery is bad also or that for some reason its not taking well to a generic brand battery. i also have the 1525 and my battery wont charge either its at 1% and just sits there. ill be replacing mine soon.
     
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