Solved emachines D620 laptop battery replacement problem

August 9, 2015 at 02:44:26
Specs: Windows Vista
I have an old emachines D620 laptop. I still use it because it has a lot of stuff on it but one thing that doesn't work anymore is the battery. It's a GARDA31 Li-ion 10.8V 4400mAh.
I tried to buy a replacement, no computer people around me had ever heard of it so I looked on the Internet and found who claim to have replacement items. So I ordered one, eventually it turned up and is different. What arrived is exactly the same dimensions and has the same connections, but says on it Li-ion 11.1V 5200mAh.
Have contacted the company who supplied it, who obviously are not in the UK but in China, they say it is the same. But is it? Can anyone help? Is it likely to blow my laptop if I plug it in?

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August 9, 2015 at 03:09:06
The difference between 10.8 volts and 11.1 is hardly significant and the difference in capacity just meands - well, the new battery has a slightly lesser capacity so (in theory) should power the laptop for longer.

Having said that, my experience with third-party laptop batteries is not good. There's a reason that they are cheaper the the original article.

The battery will not blow up your laptop.

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August 9, 2015 at 03:13:52
Thanks ijack for reply. To be honest the replacement wasn't that cheap! I just need a working battery so that I can use the laptop when away from a plug-in electric source (eg when travelling).

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August 9, 2015 at 20:48:09
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Yeah on various sites it says the 11.1 volt battery is '10.8 volt compatible' so you don't have anything to worry about.

Hopefully you got a good one then but I did find what looks like an exact replacement on ebay:

(It's also used with some Acer models.)

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August 9, 2015 at 22:05:11
Very useful and yes that is the exact battery that you found on ebay. I wish that I had come on this forum first before buying the one that I did. Bearing in mind these useful answers I'm going to try the one that I got, but that one on ebay does look tempting.
Thanks again.

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August 10, 2015 at 00:45:16
You're welcome. Like ijack I tend to avoid the low quality usually direct-from-china replacement batteries but there are some good off-brand ones. I recently found one for a Dell N4010 that I think was actually made in the USA!

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