AW18 Battery Issues

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  1. pan0phobik

    pan0phobik Notebook Consultant

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    So I haven't been the most conscientious AW18 owner since I bought mine and I just left it on as much as I could just like my desktop. This has lead me to a battery that now runs like complete ****. I can only use my laptop while the cable is connected. If I disconnect it, the laptop dies anywhere from instantaneously to 20 seconds. I'm not seeing any options to replace the actual battery from Dell so is there a way to repair the damage I've done?

    Thanks again for your continued help guys.
     
  2. TheDantee

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    A battery should drain every week or 2 to maintain life

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    Purchase a replacement from eBay. Try looking for a genuine one that’s even been used a little. I know of a seller in France that sells new and official batteries but his price is a little steap (£110).

    I recently replaced mine as mine come dead when I purchased the laptop. Has been used a little but gives me just over an hour on battery which is quiet good in my opinion.


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    Something like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Or...712327?hash=item3af7748747:g:zb0AAOSwhqhaS2b8
     
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    Yes. But make sure it’s an official one. I firstly purchased a generic one but when it arrived the quality was really poor and charge wouldn’t last more than 10 mins. Also make sure the battery is an 8 cell and not a 12 and you should be good.


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    This says it's genuine/original/OEM. Is there any clear sign to make sure it's an official one?
     
  7. TheDantee

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    Why do u want the battery unless using iGPU it will just die really fast anyway. My AW18 just broke and I am selling it for parts so I may be able to sell a battery to u which is in excellent condition

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    Don’t think this is a genuine dell as in the product description the company say they make them in their own factory. Here’s a link to the one I’ve enquired about and this is 100% genuine dell, he also posts worldwide.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/323015841880


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    I'm not sure what you mean here..
    Thank you again.
     
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    The battery life is really short on the AW18 as the 2 gpus make it die very quickly... If u want to get over 2 hours u need to have like all apps closed in background and run off the cpu only FN+F5 I'm pretty sure switches to that mode.

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