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Battery Charger for a Dell Laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by t77snapshot, May 29, 2010.

  1. t77snapshot

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    My friend just gave me a Dell Inspiron 600M Laptop which did work last time he used it, but that was a couple years ago. He no longer has the battery charger for it and I know I can easily buy another one for it. I have two questions: Could there be any long-term effects to the battery for not being charged for over a year or 2? ....and (this is a long shot) would the battery charger from my old Gateway Laptop work on this Dell 600M?

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    If the battery is totally dead, it might be damaged.

    It is unlikely that the gateway charger will work with the dell.
     
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    If you get the service tag number for it (should be on the bottom), you can go to Dell here:

    http://support.dell.com/support/top...t/my_systems_info/en/details?c=us&l=en&s=hied

    And probably find part numbers for the power supply... from there you can cross reference and if you buy on eBay, a little seaching will probably get you one for less than $15 shipped.

    The battery probably still works, but sitting for 2 years doesn't do good things, even to a Li battery.
     
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    Ok thanks for the help guys.

    So I guess it's gamble, I will buy a Battery charger for this model and if it doesn't work maybe I can find a battery for cheap:)
     
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    If you need a charger for that I can sell you a BNIB like THIS one cheap.
     
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    Wow this kit has everything! idk man, I found just the regular power charger on Amazon for like 10 bucks. I can't afford to much because since it's been sitting so long the battery my not even work.:eek: PM me your price anyway....maybe I can make payments:laugh:
     
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    At the shop we work at, costumer's sometimes actually forget the charger for us to work on there laptop, so we use this mega 15-20v changing laptop charger with 15+ adapters on a strip for all kinds of laptops. Its shifty but it chargers laptops and keeps them running pretty well.

    Id get the exact charger though so you don't end up breaking your laptop battery over time.
     

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