Laptop Battery Guide

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.

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  1. 1. Know your Laptop Brand and Model:

    Dell Latitude Laptop

    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.

    Power down your laptop first, unplug the power adapter, and open the battery compartment to check for model information.

  2. 2. Know your Battery Model number:

    Apple Macbook Pro Battery

    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.

    This can sometimes be the quickest way to locate your battery online. Many online battery shops will have a search box or battery finder that can take a battery model number and match it up directly to a new identical battery.

    Many online Battery stores may also offer alternative replacement laptop batteries or a Factory OEM battery, giving you more options to choose from. Searching for a Macbook Battery model A1175 may help you find compatible batteries that are more affordable.

  3. 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.

    Once you have found the brand of laptop that matches yours, you may now use the laptop model number that you found in step 1 above to narrow you're the search for your specific make of laptop.

  4. 4. Verify Before you Buy:

    Dell Latitude Battery

    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.

    Dell Latitude Battery Compartment

    Once again, look at the back of your laptop, in this case a Dell Latitude D600 Laptop, and look at the compartment where the battery would fit. If your new battery is shaped differently, has a different connection slot, or simply doesn't look like it will fit, it's time to contact the website call center to see if they can verify the battery is correct or not.

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