New Battery for Dell laptop Question

Should I backup my files on an external hard drive before I switch it out? It doesn’t make much sense to me, but that is what I’m hearing.


I’ve replaced batteries for a Dell laptop several times and nothing happened. those were the detachable type, not the built in ones。

Replacing a battery on a laptop does not affect your files. Files are stored on non-volatile storage and do not need power to remain saved.

Which laptop?


Inspiron 15, 5000 series.

It looks like it has an internal battery. If you’re not confident in opening it up and ordering the battery, then a specialist should be able to help. Are you in Taipei?

Your files will be safe. None of this will touch your data.

Thanks. No, not exactly in Taipei. :whistle:

No worries. You should be fine. Most small independent computer stores should be able to help you for lower prices. Battery replacements usually aren’t a particularly time consuming task and you may be done in as little as 15 minutes. (Excluding the time waiting for the battery to arrive)

I would probably avoid big box stores like Best Buy because you get little to no extra service but prices are much higher.

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