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Old 07-27-2008, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The first battery in my 1501 failed in under a year. I would throw an error on POST that "the battery is no longer recognized and will no longer charge". I called support, and they had me walk through a script. After they were satisfied that the battery was at fault, a new battery was at my door two days later. I've never had issues getting my Dells fixed under warranty.

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nowadays the default battery is just "consumable" (I don't know if this is the correct English term), as printer cartridges per example.

Each time you empty the battery, you make the battery to die : the next charge will not fill the battery as much as the previous one.
I hope the charging system from dell stops charging the battery when it's full...

I bought a 9 cells battery and I avoid to empty it under 50%.
I use Linux with a tick-less kernel and I optimize the system with powertop. I don't know if something like that exists for Windows.
On all systems, lowering the back-light will lower electric consumption and so the impact on the battery; but don't lower your comfort, your eyes depend on it.

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The laptop is great it does need another gig of ram to speed up a lil but overall pretty good. Dell won't replace it under warranty. When I asked the tech for spec on the battery such as how many deep cycles till the life expectancy is over, if it has a charge memory, and who the supplier was. he simply did not know and did not look. You can take a shot at my choices in life I love my Yaris, it will be the last gas powered vehicle I own. Atleast I didn't pay a premium price for a Honda even used you pay for the H, but thats another arguement Why would you remove the battery? To expose the connectors to dust? Possibilities of losing it? Most people are under the assumption that the charger is smart and stops charging once the battery is full. I don't have a wife and never will, women never interested me in life.

edit: Yaris must be good because unlike the Fit people keep buying them.
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I don't think your letter was all that harsh. I don't blame you for writing it. I couldn't care less what you drive or what if your laptop is "sweet". Actually if I was writing it I would have put extra sauce on it. I don't think it'll do any good though. BTW, I like the yaris. I think the fit, aveo, and versa are a pile of posers!
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm not usually as crude as that in emails, but those 3 previous people told me the only way Dell will positively respond to something like that is abuse. I would have much preferred to explain my side and they in turn as good faith replace the battery. I tried and it didn't work so I resorted to that. One of those 3 people used to work for Dell as a customer service rep in 2003. All in all I will be receiving a new battery of which a tech has probably pi$$ed on. The one that used to work for Dell told me to be harsher; she said that the more you complain they will throw in 'complimentary' items; I don't like using business like that. I still hate that they will note quote a generic deep cycle time frame like 200-300 or what.
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Originally Posted by digitaldissent View Post
"The M1330 is a metrosexual toy, kinda like the Yaris..."

what?! you must be joking right?

I'm joking, of course!

He said he doesn't like girls... Hello!?!?!

How about you two get together?
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