How to tell if a laptop battery or charger is damaged?

Laptop batteries degrade over time, and the battery life you enjoyed when you purchased your laptop will shorten as your laptop ages. 

 Battery failure can be a terrible problem as it can cause your laptop to shut down suddenly and the work files you were editing will be lost. You can even prevent it from starting when not plugged in.1.Battery bulgeIf your laptop case is swollen, like it’s a little cracked at the seams, then your battery is most likely swollen.

This is a huge fire risk – the batteries in laptops are full of volatile chemicals, and when the batteries start to swell, the potential for a fire is high.Kingsener 2F8K3 Laptop Battery for Dell Alienware 17 R1 17X M17X-R5 18 R1 18X M18X-R3 Series Gaming Laptop 02F8K3 KJ2PX 0KJ2PXSpecifications: Battery model: 2F8K3 Capacity: 86WH Voltage: 14.8V Battery type: Li-ion Battery:

8 cells, Made in Korea, high quality guaranteed Color: Black Condition: Replacement battery (100% brand new, 2 years warranty… Buy Now2.Try chargingTo determine if the battery is faulty, connect the laptop to an external power source via the laptop’s power cord.Leave the laptop turned off overnight to give it enough time to try charging. After Windows opens and loads, enter desktop mode and look for the battery icon in the system tray. Hover over the icon to see a status message and an indication of the battery percentage.If it says “Plugged in, charging,” that means your battery is working, even if the charging capacity has dropped significantly since you bought the laptop.If the status message says “0% available (plugged in, not charging),” your battery is not delivering power, which probably means it’s really dead. Alternatively, if the icon shows a red “X” next to the battery, Windows cannot detect your battery.

3.Physical cleaningPlease physically check your current battery by turning off the computer, unplugging the power cord, and removing the battery. There may be dust between the laptop and the  laptop battery’s metal contacts that help charge. Gently clean the contacts with a cloth dampened with alcohol, reinsert and check the battery status in the system tray again4.TestThere are many computer programs designed to test various aspects of a battery.

Using one of these programs can help you diagnose the problem. Programs like Notebook Battery Eater, Notebook Hardware Control, and Smarter Battery measure statistics such as average battery charge time, time required to charge, full charge capacity, and how long it takes to use a charge.

Laptop manufacturers can even create their own programs to test and diagnose battery problems, such as HP System Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba PC Health Monitor, and Dell PC Diagnostics.5.AlternativesIt’s inevitable that your Dell laptop batterywill die at some point. If that time comes, the only thing to do is replace it. Take it off and check its model number.

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