xps L501x dell laptop terrible battery!?

I brought a xps L501x dell laptop last year and the battery has finally died, I went to the dell website to buy one and they were £110. I wouldn’t have minded paying so much if they were excellent batteries but it was just a 6 cell battery and all the feedback (even for the more expensive 9 cell) was just 1 star saying how awful they are and the battery life at most is just 2 hours. I’m stuck what to do, has anyone ever brought compatabile batteries and where from? where they just equally as terrible, am I better off just going with dell :s? Thank you so much for all your advice!


  1. Dell Inc. says:

    Hello Debbie,

    I apologize for the bad experience but would like to inform you that since battery are a consumable items, our standard battery warranty is one year. All batteries degrade with time and use. For the typical user, noticeable reduction in run time generally will be observed after 18 to 24 months. For a power user, reduction in run time generally may be experienced prior to 18 months.

    The link mentioned below might prove helpful for you.


    You may also run MS Fix – It from the link below to fix power consumption problems and extend the laptop battery life.

    Tips to improve battery life – http://dell.to/JGx5JY

    Glad to assist.

    Thanks & Regards
    Vishal S

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