Wings As Eagles: Don't do what I did...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Don't do what I did...

Computer to have them! Last summer I ordered a new computer battery for two reasons - (1) I didn't want to be without one if this one gave out and (2) this one was holding power for only about 45 minutes, so I wanted one with a longer life time.

I received the one I ordered, inserted it in my computer to make sure it fit and my little battery light lit up. It did. So I packed it away for when I would need it in the future. I wanted to continue to use my old one until I could stand it no longer.

Last week I decided it was time to get out the new battery as my current one was only holding power for about 15 minutes. I put it in, let it charge overnight and the next morning it wasn't charged at all.

Ok, I didn't have it in correctly. Put it back in, make sure the little arrow is saying it's charging and I came back several hours later with still an uncharged battery.

Next option: give it to Dad to fix. After all he fixed my electric cord, so why couldn't he fix a broken battery? After messing with it several times, Dad could not figure out why it wasn't working, so his suggestion was to just get a new one saying, "They aren't that expensive, are they?"

Ummm.....yes, they are. If any of you have replaced computer batteries you know they are anywhere from $50-$150.

But I don't know what else to do, except to order a new one. Since I ordered this one last summer and most return policies are only 30, 60 or 90 days, I very much doubt I would be able to return it since it's now been almost 8 months. But I am going to hunt up my receipt and email the company, explain the situation and see if they will replace it.

For an item that cost me around $80-$90 (which is a bargain) as I recall, it's worth an email to see if they will replace it.

If you ever get a new battery, be sure to plug it in, fully charge it and make sure it holds the charge within a couple weeks of receiving it. I know I will from now on.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man. :( What a bummer!!! :( They should warn you about things like that!



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