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  #2517556 5-Jul-2020 15:11
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Yes all Dell batteries - like I said it has been a mixed result. If you do some googling you will see there are all sorts of issues in charging and battery replacement.


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  #2517557 5-Jul-2020 15:13
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I've never had an issue with a genuine battery. Would have replaced 20 or 30 I'd think. IMO don't bother touching any 3rd party batteries or power adapters. Dell in particular are quite fussy but as long as the parts are OEM/genuine, you should be fine.

 
 
 
 


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  #2517559 5-Jul-2020 15:23
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wratterus: I've never had an issue with a genuine battery. Would have replaced 20 or 30 I'd think. IMO don't bother touching any 3rd party batteries or power adapters. Dell in particular are quite fussy but as long as the parts are OEM/genuine, you should be fine.

 

Have these been XPS or other Dell?


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  #2517583 5-Jul-2020 15:54
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To be fair mostly latitude.

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  #2517603 5-Jul-2020 16:08
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wratterus: To be fair mostly latitude.

 

Yep I agree only XPS seem to have the issues in general.




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  #2523886 16-Jul-2020 07:33
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Thanks all for you help. A new Dell charger arrived yesterday and my XPS is now charging.

 

That said I had charged the battery using my husbands HP Spectre charger using the USB Type C slot. Only took me 2 weeks to figure out I could do this. (I am now gray haired, but used to be blonde!)

 

I am know thinking I might buy a replacement battery from PB Tech whilst I can and keep it just in case the 4 year old battery stops charging. Is this a waste of money or a good investment?

 

 


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  #2523912 16-Jul-2020 08:42
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That's good. I would just wait personally, if the battery still lasts OK. 

 

 

 

Edit - although they do seem to have new stock coming for around $110+ which is not too badly priced. 

 

 

 

RayTech do have the battery in stock currently for $115+.


 
 
 
 




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  #2523931 16-Jul-2020 08:50
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Dell support told me they didn't have any batteries. Told me they didn't have any chargers either but still I ordered one. Weird.


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