Replacing Dell Laptop Batteries

By Launie Sorrels

  • Overview

    Many things can happen to a laptop battery. An energy surge, spilled coffee, or just time can get the best of your laptop battery. When your laptop battery decides it is not going to work any longer, what do you do? Replace it. It is very simple, and this article will show you the few steps it takes to get your laptop up and running again.
    Replacing Dell Laptop Batteries
    • Step 1

      Save all your files and shut off your laptop.
    • Step 2

      Disconnect the power supply running to your laptop. Although, this usually does not cause problems, it is always better to not have electricity running through circuits when you are replacing parts.

    • Step 3

      Turn your laptop over so the bottom of the laptop is facing up.
    • Step 4

      Click the battery release switch. It may require you to be firm with it, but the battery will release.
    • Step 5

      Pick up the battery out of the laptop.
    • Step 6

      Put the new battery in the laptop. Push down firm on the battery, and click the battery release switch back to its original position. The switch may stick a little. If this happens, wiggle the battery slightly, and the switch will give in.
    • Skill: Easy

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