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Old 08-14-2006, 11:42 PM   #11
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Thanks Hans. I had forgotten that I purchased it April 05 not 04.
All it says is Made in Japan but I'm glad it'* not affected......or maybe not cause I could have gotten a new one.
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The one in my Inspiron 600M is affected. New one on the way.

Looks like Inspiron 2200s aren't... good thing I have ordered like 5 of them.
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Mine for my XPS is not affect. I'm kinda glad, since I didn't want to deal with getting the new one and yada yada.

Note to Silverbullet. I wouldn't leave the battery in while keeping the laptop plugged in and not cycling the battery nearly constanly. I killed my Gateway battery by doing that.
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My e1505 is fine. My sisters Latitude is toast. New one coming for her.
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Mine for my XPS is not affect. I'm kinda glad, since I didn't want to deal with getting the new one and yada yada.

Note to Silverbullet. I wouldn't leave the battery in while keeping the laptop plugged in and not cycling the battery nearly constanly. I killed my Gateway battery by doing that.
Excellent advice
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Thanks for the advice.
I have just unplugged it and will cycle the battery from now on.
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I wouldn't leave the battery in while keeping the laptop plugged in and not cycling the battery nearly constanly. I killed my Gateway battery by doing that.
With lithium ion batteries this actually should not kill them, the batteries have built in items to prevent them from charging in a range. Bascially even if you have your laptop plugged in 24/7 it should only charge when the battery drops below a certain voltage, if its not pulling current from the battery the voltage will not drop.

Most lithium ion-batteries have 200-400 charge cycles, that means if it has to charge every day it will only last a year.

The reason for batteries exploding is due to the hotter processors used in newer computers, and the relation to the battery, which if it reaches a certain temperature insulating material can melt and cuase a short. Every case so far the system was on and not able to get ventilation.

The odds of dying in a car accident is 1 in 5000, the odds of having your laptop explode so far would be 1 in 5,000,000. (6 laptops blew up, 30 million dell laptops in use right now) If it did blow up you could have one heck of a lawsuit.

However this is a design flaw using the wrong types of materials.

Ever leave your laptop on a bed turned on? it will get quite warm if the intake fans are on the bottom and unable to get air.

Another issue causing heat is when the fan fails, then the laptop will shut down but not before it gets extremely hot.
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ok i have one of them lithium ion batteries but for the most part it norm pluged in due to performance issues. pluged in it runns at full prossesor power battery it only runns at 50% but should i let it cycle to battery every few days or somthing. the only time i have it unpluged is while im at school and even then the computer lap has plugs for most major brands............
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Got my new battery today. That was fast! Hans, was that your doing?
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