The Vostro V13 is Dell's 13.3" business ultraportable, targeted at consumers looking for a budget business ultraportable. It has been discontinued and its comparable is the Dell Vostro V131.

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battery life is getting shorter and shorter

Hi! some months ago I lost my original battery charger, and bought a second hand one, which I thought was compatible. It is a Dell charger, and on the back it reads

"input: 19.5V (19.5V) 4.62A(4.62A)".

Quickly after buying this new charger, however, the battery life started getting shorter, and now sometimes it looks as if the charger was just keeping the pc alive, but as soon as i unplug it the pc turns off instantaneously, just like a desktop would do. This anyway doesn't happen all the time.

What should I do? any suggestions? shall i look for a new charger? is it very costly to buy a new battery?

I care for this pc, and battery apart it still works very well. I wouldn't ike to have to dispose of it!

Thanks!

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It looks like this model has an issue with the battery i found this information and wanted to pass it along.

What you need to do is take the bottom cover off unseat the ribbon cable and leave it off. While the battery ribbon is off, press and hold the power button and count to 30 seconds.(<--IMPORTANT PART) Reseat the battery ribbon, put the cover back on the bottom (but dont screw it in yet in case that didn't work - sometimes (rarely) you might have to do it 2 times to get it to work).

Pressing the power button should restore battery operation in most cases.

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