# the battery is broken or if the charging system is defective in a laptop Dell d4030?

#### forone

Joined May 29, 2012
1
the battery is broken or if the charging system is defective in a laptop?

Hello
My IPC laptop Dell Inspiron N4030 can charge the battery on AC power only up to about 23% and

only very slowly. The unit is about 3 years old.
Now the question is: the battery is broken or if the charging system is

defective in a laptop?
A new battery will cost a lot of money (110 ), so I'm eager to obtain

some experience with experts.
1. http://www.elecachat.fr/dell-inspiron-n4030.html
2. http://www.bateriabaratos.com/dell-inspiron-n4030.html
3. http://www.pcbateria.es/dell-inspiron-n4030.html
will you suggest me which one of the better battery

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,224
I think it's the battery. Besides, much easier to try a different battery than to try to repair inside a laptop computer.
All those batteries look the same to me.

#### mlog

Joined Feb 11, 2012
276
Yep. The Dell laptop batteries are notorious for going bad after a couple of years.

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
Did it all the sudden go bad or was it a gradual decline then kaput? Or were you getting 3-4 hours on a charge then all the sudden your laptop will only charge to 23%? Or did you used to get 3-4 hours a charge, then last year you were getting 1.5-2 hours a charge, then this year your getting 1-1.5 hours a charge then kapow, won't charge anymore?

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
Also I don't know what the conversion rate from 1L to $1 but if your gonna have to pay 110L for a battery consider a newer faster machine will cost you around$399 right now with an i5 core, 6GB, etc...

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,224
Frustration about batteries costing so much that it is reasonable to replace the whole computer!