I have a two year old Dell XPS M1530 laptop. http://www.pcbatteria.com/dell-xps-m1530.html
.For the past couple of months, the battery has
begun to seriously deteriorate in performance... If the laptop is switched off with full power, by
the time I boot, only 5 minutes is now available before it turns off...
Hence, I am looking at replacing the battery. The following are my doubts
The laptop was purchased in the US. Will there be any difficulty getting replacement battery here?
Should I contact Dell or will local stores have replacements?
Will it be possible to go for 9 cell batteries for improved battery life?
Can power surges affect battery life? Is it necessary to connect the power through a surge
More often than not I use the laptop when connected to power, but regularly I need to work without
power. Hence, I cant remove the battery as recommended by many. Is it better to have the power
always on or regularly discharge the batteries?
I am thinking of getting a cooling pad to improve battery heat dissipation. I want one that is
cheap (less than 1000 preferably) and effective. Please suggest brand and model along with