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paintref
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join:2003-02-21
Houston, TX
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·AT&T U-Verse

[Laptop] Dell Inspiron 5100 Battery

I acquired a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop from a friend.

He told me the battery that was in the laptop no longer works and I will need to replace it (The laptop works fine on AC power).

Does anyone know if I can find a OEM battery for under $100? Dell wanted $180 for a replacement (Couldn't justify spending over $100 on a laptop battery when the laptop itself is going for $100 used on amazon) or can suggest a suitable aftermarket battery?

Thanks in advance.


HarryH3
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I bought an Anker branded battery from Amazon for my daughters HP laptop just over 2 years ago, because it had plenty of good reviews. It's still going strong. IIRC, it cost around $25.



paintref
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join:2003-02-21
Houston, TX
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·AT&T U-Verse

said by HarryH3:

I bought an Anker branded battery from Amazon for my daughters HP laptop just over 2 years ago, because it had plenty of good reviews. It's still going strong. IIRC, it cost around $25.

Just looked on their website and they do not make a battery for my laptop unfortunately.
Thanks for the suggestion.


MnR
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join:2002-05-27
Iron Mountain, MI
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reply to paintref

Hi,

Just do a search on eBay. Battery for Inspiron 5100. I found a lot of GOOD Dealers there.. Just remember to cycle the battery at least three times...
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Jan Janowski
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Skokie, IL
reply to paintref

I was able to get an oversized battery for my Dell off Ebay for not much money...
And it works great... Laptop doesn't know it's not a OEM...
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Boricua
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join:2002-01-26
Sacramuerto
reply to paintref

Personally, when I am looking for a laptop battery I stick with OEM whether from eBay or anywhere else. I've heard of third-party batteries overheating and exploding or something. I'd rather not take any chances.
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