new dell km973 battery differences in price/quality

  willyv 04 Dec 12
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hi all, after some probs with charging my dell km973 battery is finally showing 5 lights on battery test so should probably be replaced. There seems to be a vast difference in prices from around £15 to £75. Can anyone recommend a seller or type. The current battery has lasted 3 years which is pretty good. Please let me know as Id better order soon!! Cheers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 04 Dec 12

More cells = longer life = more cost so if you want longer battery hours you will need the 12 cell rather than the 9 cell.

Don't pay for brand name eg Dell Toshiba etc. as batteries are often just re-branded and price increased.

I bought a cheap £16 for my Toshiba last year and its just as good as the original.

Make sure you go through the correct charge re-charge cycles to get the best from your battery if you do not do the first cycle correctly then then battery will not last long at all.

  willyv 04 Dec 12

cool, so an unbranded from a certain action site would be the deal then?

  onthelimit1 04 Dec 12

Even branded ones only last a few (3-4?) yrs, so you have nothing to lose. just make sure the 'well known auction site' seller has a good reputation!

  willyv 04 Dec 12

i'll be laughing if i got that but the laptop will probably blow up by then!

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