Inspiron 2200--battery problem/warranty???

Discussion in 'Dell' started by MZB, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. MZB

    MZB Guest

    I've had this laptop for about 8 months. I use it every day, extensively
    (love the computer, btw), and generally charge and discharge the battery
    quite a bit.

    Anyway, I notice lately that the time from fully charged to fully discharged
    has decreased a bit (2 hours instead of 3-4 hours).

    I know there is a 1-year warranty on just the battery although I have a
    3-year warranty on the computer.

    Is there any point at which I can get the battery replaced under warranty??
    How would I prove that the problem is the battery and is this enough of a
    problem to warrant replacement (ie: for Dell to do it)??

    MZB, Mar 20, 2006
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  2. if you press the test button on the battery and instead of all five leds
    lighting only every other one does, or the battery led on the laptop
    constantly blinks at a fast rate, and the battery won't hold a charge
    (computer shuts instead of runs on battery down when you pull the a/c plug)
    then it is a defective battery and it would be replaced. i doubt that they
    would replace it from normal use as you describe unless it gets this bad...
    but you can call them and ask.
    Christopher Muto, Mar 20, 2006
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