This problem was not just Dell's. I guess you have not heard about the recall, which has now expired. It has been widely publicized. Remove the battery and dispose of it safely to protect yourself. You will not be able to find batteries since the problem was with the batteries, not the computers. After 2 yrs there are no more replacement batteries available. Those that you might find on the internet are usually scams. Use the laptop with just the adapter alone as a desktop replacement until you buy a new computer.