How do i know what kind of laptop battery i need?
My laptop is getting kind of old and the battery is dead or something it used to be it would only work when the charger was plugged in, but now it wont work at all. ive been told i need a new battery. It's an HP computer so i went to their site. it said something about whether my batter was 3 6 8 9 12 cell, what does that mean? How do i know what kind of battery to buy?
- KelliLv 49 years agoFavourite answer
You can locate the laptop battery by either the series/model of your laptop or the battery part # listed on your battery. There are multiple websites but I get my laptop batteries for less online at
http://www.batteries4less.com/contents/Static/lapt... ...make sure you buy one from a company that has a return policy and a one year warranty....not Amazon or Ebay.
Good Luck!Source(s): http://www.batteries4less.com
- SteveLv 49 years ago
Either search using the model number of the computer OR the number off the old battery.
The number of cells indicates the voltage and mAh (capacity) of the battery
HP's own site costs will be expensive, see below for a USA based contact at a lower priceSource(s): www.batterypower.co
- Anonymous9 years ago
You can find your battery part no at the back side of your laptop battery, you can search compatible battery with the help of that no as well as you can search it with your laptop model number.
While purchasing battery check the specification and compare images of the battery.
And No. of cell indicate the voltage and capacity of your battery if your battery has 10.8/11.1V and 4400/4800mah capacity then your battery is 6 cell battery.
Hope this will help.
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- 9 years ago
all the info u need to buy a new battery for ur laptop is the model number.
- 9 years ago
First of all, Google your laptop and see the specs. You will see how many cells does the baterry have there.
Second, Take a look at the baterry. Check for a brand/serial etc. Google it too
- 3 years ago
1Source(s): Battery Reconditioning Guide http://teres.info/BatteryReconditioningCourse/?hQ9...