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New Dell Laptop Purchase

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Alchemy, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    I just recently purchased a new Dell Inspiron 8600
    laptop. I called Dell about the batteries..AKA
    do you need to break them in?. They are L Ion
    batteries. The tech said that you need to run
    the batteries down for a month of use, and keep
    recharging them when they are low. He said that
    that would increase the lifespan of of the
    batteries. So my Q is this, was I given a crock
    of BS or do I need to break the batteries in?
  2. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA
    Well you can use it as is. He wasn't giving you a load of crock.

    My suggestion is to buy a replacement battery.

    I have seen latop batteries last as long as 4 years without doing that hocus pocus stuff they recommend.

    The Laptop should have come with instructions telling you how to properly charge and discharge your batteries.