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harrysue
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New battery for Dell Precision 5510

Can someone direct me to a phone number or email address I can contact Dell to have a technician come out and replace my 6 cell Battery to a 3 Cell Battery and install a second HD caddy?   Cant seem to find a contact number on there web page! 

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RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

Dell does not do parts swaps-upgrades-downgrades after purchase.  Only warranty work is covered on an at-location basis if you have purchased that upgrade when you bought the system.

If you want to install those parts, you'll need to purchase them separately (Dell Spare Parts -- 1-800-357-3355) and either install them yourself or have a local computer shop provide the labor on an as-billed basis.

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harrysue
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RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

Can anyone confirm if this would be a simple operation?    I'm assuming take out the old battery, put in the new smaller battery.   I assume I can buy the caddy that holds the 2.5" HD so it sounds simple.  

Will I need any software/driver changes if I do this?  

Thanks in advance.

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9 Rhodium

RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

Both parts are simple to replace.  Service manual:

www.dell.com/.../Working-on-your-computer

Drive bay:

www.parts-people.com/index.php

Battery:

www.parts-people.com/index.php

The one thing to realize is that you're going to see severely reduced battery runtime in swapping in the smaller battery -- which together with the added power requirements of the hard drive will result in perhaps a 3-hour runtime vs significantly more for the 6 cell battery.  This will be particularly true if you have more than the standard FHD display panel.

harrysue
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RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

Thanks again ejn63

I understand battery life will be reduced.     I was more concerned that there may not be a socket already there for the second HD.   Sounds like it shoud be there?  

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9 Rhodium

RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

If you're referring to the caddy for the drive, it won't be there if you're downgrading from the 6- to the 3-cell battery.  You'll need one.

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harrysue
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RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

Thanks -  But will it have the sata socket that needs to plug into the 2nd Hard Drive?  

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samos1111
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RE: New battery for Dell Precision 5510

You need a special connector cable, probably this one:

2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter Interposer Connector and Cable - XDYGX

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