How to shop for a laptop battery
Your laptop is more than just a computer. It follows you to the office, the airport, your vacation spot, or maybe just your backyard. Giving it new life with a fresh battery can be a confusing process, so here is a simple checklist to help walk you through the process.
1. Know your Laptop Brand and Model:
You may already know that you have a Dell Inspiron or Sony Vaio laptop , but knowing the precise model number can help speed up your search time. Often the model number will be printed right on the laptop or possibly displayed in a label on the bottom of your laptop.
The laptop model information may also be printed on the inside of your battery compartment.
2. Know your Battery Model number:
If you can't find the make and model of your laptop, the battery itself will often have a model number on it as well.
3. Find the Battery You're Looking for:
Now that you know what you're looking for, it's time to search online for the right battery for you. Many sites will have entire sections dedicated to laptop batteries, breaking listing them out by brand name such as Sony, Dell, Toshiba, Apple, and many more.
4. Verify Before you Buy:
It's always a good idea to look closely at the images of the battery you are about to purchase. If the battery connector doesn't look like the same connector on your current battery, this may not be the right one. If for some reason you don't have the old battery anymore or if you have already recycled the battery, you can always check the connectors on the back of the laptop itself to see if they match the battery you are about to buy.