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post #1 of 5 Old 08-07-2003, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Need laptop battery help..

I have a Compaq Preserio 1722us laptop.
Its now just over a year old.
I havent used it in about 1.5mo., I turned it on, and it ran for a few, then went dead.

I used the pwr supply and the battery wont charge, so I am sure it is toast, although I dont know how since it has maybe 100hrs of use on the battery itself.

Anyhow, I am looking about finding a longer lasting battery for it as I about to replace it, any suggestions on where to buy such goods cheap???

Any brands to look at or stay away from?
Obviously I am not wanting a factory battery since mine went dead and I bought it in May of 2002!

What a crock!!!

Anyhow, any advice would be great.
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Re: Need laptop battery help..

I'd see if the factory will replace it since it's so new. Worst they'll tell you is no!? Or maybe they'll at least offer you a discount on a new one.
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Battery warranty is usually a year.

Since you don't use the laptop that much, can I have it?

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knip : Battery warranty is usually a year.

Since you don't use the laptop that much, can I have it?
I use it, I just use the plug more than the battery.

The thing is supposed to be a 4Ahr battery, but it only lasts 1-1.5hrs at best!
And that is doing simple html coding, (word processing).

Oh well, Compaq wont even talk about helping me on a new one, but I did find one new for $98, sent!

That's half of most places, so it makes me wonder

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Re: Need laptop battery help..

Lithium batteries will start to wear out after about 9-10 months you can usuall see the life gradually go down. Anything beyond a year and it's luck of the draw.

Sounds like it was a good find considering most cell phone batteries are in the $70 range, and they're much much smaller
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