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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?

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  • Kelli
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    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!

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  • Steve
    Lv 4
    9 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 price

    Source(s): www.batterypower.co
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hi,

    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

    If you're looking for battery for HP laptop,the link below may be helpful.

    http://www.reviewbattery.com

    They sell hp laptop battery at bottom price.

    good luck

    Source(s): google
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  • 9 years ago

    all the info u need to buy a new battery for ur laptop is the model number.

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  • 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

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  • 3 years ago

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    Source(s): Battery Reconditioning Guide http://teres.info/BatteryReconditioningCourse/?hQ9...
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