==================================================Inspiron 15R LaptopIntel Core i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4 Threads, 3MB cache) CPU4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 RAM500GB 5400rpm HDD15.6 Inch High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLifeIntel HD GraphicsGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bitIntegrated 10/100 Network Card8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)Integrated High Definition Audio 2.2Dell Wireless 1501Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam6-Cell Lithium Ion Primary BatteryPA-12 65W Power Adaptor (19.5V, 3.34A)==================================================
Unfortunately, I don't know of any other way to tell for sure whether its the battery or the computer that is acting up in this case. You may not have to buy another battery. Dells are fairly common and you may be able to find somebody else with the same model laptop as you and you can borrow the battery for the test. If it works, then you can invest in your own replacement battery.
If you laptop was bought in December, then you should be under warranty and you can call Dell tech support to get the battery replaced under warranty.
Thank you for the reply.
Hi , new to the forum, I have the same problem, i can't borrow a battery from anyone else and a new one
is a bit on the pricey side just to see if it sorts the fault out my dell is 12 months old so is just out of
warranty "BUMMER" and is not heavly used around 2hrs 4 times a week so the battery should be fine
any new advice would be very much appricated.