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proofsc
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inspiron b130 battery problem

My battery power only stays for like an hour and twenty mins and if i even do something simple it goes down fast i was wondering if i should be like this because i got the standard battery it came with. help would be appreciated
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ejn63
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Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

If you're actively using the system (i.e., it's not blanking the display, etc.) that's probably decent for a budget model.
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JMBrunelle
Copper

Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

I get about 1 1/2 hours at the max with my B130.  It get tiring being told I should not expect decent battery time because was bought a "budget" (cheap) laptop.   I'm told the 6-cell batteries gives a longer use time, but most anything would be better.  I wold think having a bottom of the line PC, it would use less energy.   It's too bad Dell didn't offer a battery upgrade when I bought mine.  They only had the option to purchase an "extra" battery.  Anyway your best bet is to buy a 6-cell battery.  It should at least last a bit over two hours.

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jbmcc
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Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

B130 battery problem -
I have had the same problem. Good luck as time goes on. This is my daughter's 'college' laptop, and college is 6,000 miles away. When it was less than 3 months old the battery lasted 10 minutes and the B130 will also die (not turn on even under wall power). I emailed Dell for help and did not receive an answer for 5 days. Then they only answered one of my questions. Now nothing. She says the battery still lasts only 5 minutes.
Just had another problem with a customer trying to use Dell service ( 2 in a week). I do computer service at nights and on weekends. I have previously recommended Dells to customers and I bought this laptop from Dell for my daughter. I don't think I can still recommend them.
Hopefully we can get this fixed when she gets home?
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proofsc
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Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

Well i would recommend dell. two weeks ago my screen got craked and i got on the website and entered chat with a rep and the sent me a box to send it in to them.A week later i recieved and the screen was fixed. yesterday i chated with a rep and told my problem and asked if it was covered under my warranty because i bought it in july.they never told me yes or no but they are sending me a new one and all i have to do is send in the old one. So to you i recommend chating with them instead of emailing them.
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jbmcc
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Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

Thanks for the suggestion. At the time (1 1/2 months ago) I tried the chat, but they wanted me to be on the computer (which my daughter had at college). She is home now.
Anyway I emailed Dell again before she got home. They replied quickly this time are sending another battery.
Maybe it was just a bad week when I had the two problems. I hope so, I have two Dell laptops (Inspiron 7500 and 8000)of my own and they are great!
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bsmaven
Copper

Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

I bought the b130 with a lithium battery and it is not taking a charge after a little over a year (the length of the battery warranty) in which I used the battery maybe 4 or 5 times.
 
 Did you get a new Lithium , maybe it is the B130 that is the problem. Look at all the posts about it having battery problems. I know of no one else with Dell laptops who don't still have working batteries after 2 or three years. I barely used mine.
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pitscani
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Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

My daughter is away at college too, and having the same problem  The computer is almost two years old, but she has only been using it for a few months.  The battery went dead,  we bought a new battery on EBay and sent it to her in college and it will not charge.  Should we pay to get the laptop fixed,  or I see all these other  people on here with battery problems,  should we just forget it and get another laptop... not a DELL
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proofsc
Bronze

Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

There are different kinds of batterys like some people listed above which determines how long the battery will hold a charge. The one that came with this particlular lap is a 4 hole lithium ion battery but there are 6 hole and up that hold onger charges but they will cost more. And from speakin with friends it's not the type of computer it's just the type of battery i upgraded mine and works alot longer than what it did.
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pitscani
Copper

Re: inspiron b130 battery problem

Thanks for yoour reply.  Not sure how many holes the battery has.  4 or 6.  My daugter called tech support at DELL  from her college todsy.... after being on hold for an hour.  They spent time with her and even though she/we bought the  new battery on EBay... they figured out that the problem was with her A/C adapter and that is still covered under the 3 year warranty, so they are sending her a new one.  Lets hope that is what it is.
SEEms like a lot of problems with batteries with this particular model.
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