Originally Posted by paradigm_1
I have my notebook exactly for 1 year. Is this normal that my battery dies out less than an hr??? before it usually lasted for 3.5 - 4 depending on what i'm doing. The funny is, when fully charged, the battery indicator shows 100% and when it get down to like 60% - 45% it just dies out??? So what am i to do? I know for sure i need to get a brand new battery but what causes this to happened?
Well, generally they last for about 500 cycles, so it could have worn from excessive use if you used it and charged like every day.... or it could have been faulty, or just on the low end of the scale for life. In any case, seeing as it has been a year the warrenty on the battery has expired regardless of what warrenty is left on the system, just order a new one from Dell or cheap out via ebay.