Dell XPS 15 Laptop Battery Replacement

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  1. Posts : 1,339
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       #21

    Yes go for the appropriate 512 GB or 1 TB M.2 SSD that suits your needs.

    You have a Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop.
    --- What is the original battery part number and the replacement part number?
    Look on the battery itself and also in the battery compartment for that information.

    In my post #3
    Dell xps 15 9550 specifications are designed for 56 WHr or 84 WHr.
    https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/a...uide_en-us.pdf
    --- Check it out in the battery section.

    In your post #14 "But for the 2nd link that is what im not sure of. Because even though they sell the 97whr, from the manual someone mentioned, 9550 only works with 56wh and the 84wh. But some ppl on forums said they put a 97wh battery that i believe is a 9560 battery into the 9550 and it works. So because of that, thats why im curious because having a 97wh over 84wh battery is obviously a bit better."
    --- That's fine for those who have been successful at it but compare the power ratings of your system to what a 97 Whr Capacity requires.
    --- I wouldn't consider one w/o finding out first from Dell and ask them about applicable information.

    In each one of the recommendations of the various posts, the applicable battery part number(s) are included.

    On this one, you can also have it verify the compatibility for your laptop.
    New Dell OEM Original XPS 15 (9550) / Precision 15 (5510) 6-Cell 84Wh Extended Battery - 4GVGH
    New Dell OEM Original XPS 15 9550 Precision Battery 4GVGH
    --- Dell Part Number/SKU: 4GVGH

    EDIT
    I just found the Dell Precision 5510 Owner's Manual and it lists only 56 WHr or 84 WHr also just like your Dell OEM Original XPS 15 (9550)
    Maybe there's hope for your laptop for 97wh battery after all.
    I recommend you call the Dell parts store and get the information you need to know.
    Last edited by MeAndMyComputer; 09 Mar 2020 at 23:56.
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  2. Posts : 1,339
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       #22

    paulyjustin, I agree with bobkn's post #20 100%

    One thing to watch for when cloning a smaller capacity drive to a larger capacity drive is there is some unallocated space as part of the process.
    However, it's easy to fix and you can post a screenshot of how it comes out for you when the time comes.

    In your post #19 " im going to have to start fresh... which im not a fan of." You will find out it will be worth doing that.
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  3. Posts : 1,035
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       #23

    bobkn said:
    People say all manner of things.

    Both of my desktop machines have new M.2 SSDs.

    Both were cloned from smaller SSDs. Both run well.

    Your mileage, as always, may vary.

    Hey bobkn. Well I 100% would love if i could clone it without an issue. But i heard so many ppl say better to start fresh. But is the cloning process not that hard? As of now, my hard drive is about 40gb free of 231gb. I notie on your profile you use windows 10 pro.


    I also have windows 10 pro. The thing was i got it when i had went to repair shop years ago for them to replace the 1tb hdd with my samsung 2.5 inch 250gb ssd... the guy said he even installed windows 10 pro for me. At the time, i didnt think much about it. But later on... i was able to use bitlocker for it which i do now so thats why i want to make sure i have windows 10 pro. Do you use bitlocker by any chance? Now what you cloned it... was your desktop machine with the old hdd or sdd had windows 10 pro already? So if i clone it, it will look exactly like it does now with nothing different at all?


    The thing is im pretty sure i could still use this laptop for a while with the ssd even though i have 40gb left out of 231gb because the last half year... i only used up 7gb total. I barely installed much on my laptop. I mean i did thought of just getting a new 56whr battery but to me, thats like just delaying the evitable because for one thing, the 56whr battery doesn't give you much battery. The thing is i have my laptop plugged in almost 100% of the time but i would like to have a longer battery in case etc. So thats why i want the bigger battery. And if i were to get the 56wh battery, well... i eventually will have to get a new ssd later on.


    I mean would you agree 512gb m.2 ssd is more than enough? I think it should be. Then again i don't want later on... oh now i have to upgrade to 1tb m.2 ssd etc. But 512gb m.2 ssd certainly is more than enough right?

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    MeAndMyComputer said:
    Yes go for the appropriate 512 GB or 1 TB M.2 SSD that suits your needs.

    You have a Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop.
    --- What is the original battery part number and the replacement part number?
    Look on the battery itself and also in the battery compartment for that information.

    In my post #3
    Dell xps 15 9550 specifications are designed for 56 WHr or 84 WHr.
    https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/a...uide_en-us.pdf
    --- Check it out in the battery section.

    In your post #14 "But for the 2nd link that is what im not sure of. Because even though they sell the 97whr, from the manual someone mentioned, 9550 only works with 56wh and the 84wh. But some ppl on forums said they put a 97wh battery that i believe is a 9560 battery into the 9550 and it works. So because of that, thats why im curious because having a 97wh over 84wh battery is obviously a bit better."
    --- That's fine for those who have been successful at it but compare the power ratings of your system to what a 97 Whr Capacity requires.
    --- I wouldn't consider one w/o finding out first from Dell and ask them about applicable information.

    In each one of the recommendations of the various posts, the applicable battery part number(s) are included.

    On this one, you can also have it verify the compatibility for your laptop.
    New Dell OEM Original XPS 15 (9550) / Precision 15 (5510) 6-Cell 84Wh Extended Battery - 4GVGH
    New Dell OEM Original XPS 15 9550 Precision Battery 4GVGH
    --- Dell Part Number/SKU: 4GVGH

    EDIT
    I just found the Dell Precision 5510 Owner's Manual and it lists only 56 WHr or 84 WHr also just like your Dell OEM Original XPS 15 (9550)
    Maybe there's hope for your laptop for 97wh battery after all.
    I recommend you call the Dell parts store and get the information you need to know.
    My laptop 56whr battery is RRCGW.


    I asked in another forum that has ppl talk about laptops and they said 97whr battery does work for their xps 15 9550. But they didn't give much detail on it. Also that link i gave you on laptopexpress.com in my previous post... thats a 97whr battery that is advertised for the xps 15 9550.

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    MeAndMyComputer said:
    paulyjustin, I agree with bobkn's post #20 100%

    One thing to watch for when cloning a smaller capacity drive to a larger capacity drive is there is some unallocated space as part of the process.
    However, it's easy to fix and you can post a screenshot of how it comes out for you when the time comes.

    In your post #19 " im going to have to start fresh... which im not a fan of." You will find out it will be worth doing that.

    When you say you will find out it will be worth doing that... you mean do the clone right?


    Because i meant i hate starting fresh as in completely new computer etc. Like if it was as easy as okay get the bigger battery and the 512gb or 1tb m.2 ssd... take my 2 ssds out and put this ssd in and take small battery out and put big battery in and then turn it on and then clone it just like that... then turn on my laptop and it looks exactly like how it does now... then i would not hesitate. Because so many ppl i read said cloning in general is not good etc. Thats why i thought if i were to get a m.2 ssd, might as well just get the 1tb one? Because that way long way down the line, i dont have to worry about something like this again?


    My issue is complicated more because of that small battery i have. I mean if my laptop only had the bigger battery and my ssd is already a m.2 ssd but say its the 256gb one and i needed to replace that... sure that would suck... but its the battery that frustrates me. Because when i got this laptop years ago, i had zero clue because it came with a 1tb hdd and a 32gb m.2 ssd... it meant i had the 3 cell 56wh battery as oppose to the 84wh battery that came along with it. I mean how many laptops do you know where it comes with smaller battery because it comes with 2 hard drives?
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  4. Posts : 1,339
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       #24

    Paulyjustin, we are going to have to start over.
    You have a Dell XPS 15 9550 Windows 10 Pro laptop and want to replace the battery is the topic of this thread.

    Dealing with having only 40GB of space is another issue.
    In your post #23 you ask “I mean would you agree 512gb m.2 ssd is more than enough?”
    --- It sounds like it’s more than enough but that is your decision to make.
    --- We can’t predict if some day you should have gotten a 1TB m.2 ssd.

    Cloning or starting fresh is another issue. What ppl say are always abounding in the computer world and I get that all the time where I volunteer. What bobkn has mentioned makes 100% sense unless there’s something we don’t know about.

    Alright let’s move on about a replacing your 56whr RRCGW battery in your Dell XPS 15 9550 Windows 10 Pro laptop.

    In your post #23 you mention “I asked in another forum that has ppl talk about laptops and they said 97whr battery does work for their xps 15 9550. But they didn't give much detail on it. Also that link i gave you on laptopexpress.com in my previous post... thats a 97whr battery that is advertised for the xps 15 9550.”
    --- I know that was for the xps 15 9550.
    --- In my post #18 I included: You have a Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop”: is that not the case?
    --- The reason I looked up the specs was to see if in Dell’s documentation is a 97whr battery included.
    --- Since it isn’t but it is advertised in laptopexpress.com it might be worth investigating.

    So what to do?

    I would call Dell parts store and talk with them first.
    --- In other words go to the source for determining what's needed.
    Find out from them what is the correct battery for your device regardless of cost at that point.
    --- Tell them you wish to upgrade to an 87whr at a minimum, a 97whr if possible.
    If they say 97whr isn’t possible, ask them point blank why not as its advertised in battery replacement websites or how ever you want to describe it

    Also verify the replacement battery part number that they recommend.
    BTW I should have said before that when determining a battery part number, get the information in the battery slot first. And then see if the replaced battery in use matches with it.

    Discuss expected performance and warranty.
    --- I'd also consider the matching battery pack for the appropriate battery.
    Then it’s decision time. No doubt, cost is a factor. But don’t hesitate even if its a few bucks more than what you expect to buy the correct unit from Dell.

    If you want to compare laptopexpress.com unit, call them and go through the same scenario as Dell parts store.
    If you do, when its time to make a decision, call it.

    So let’s get the correct battery to purchase up-front so then you’ll have a timely focus on the correct m.2 ssd to go with.
    Personally, I would choose the 512gb but lets discuss that when the time comes.

    And of course, we'll discuss cloning vs. a clean install.
    --- If your laptop is in excellent shape, I don’t see why cloning wouldn’t be the better decision to make
    --- But like anything else in the PC world, making the right call will need to be discussed.
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  5. Posts : 1,035
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    Thread Starter
       #25

    MeAndMyComputer said:
    Paulyjustin, we are going to have to start over.
    You have a Dell XPS 15 9550 Windows 10 Pro laptop and want to replace the battery is the topic of this thread.

    Dealing with having only 40GB of space is another issue.
    In your post #23 you ask “I mean would you agree 512gb m.2 ssd is more than enough?”
    --- It sounds like it’s more than enough but that is your decision to make.
    --- We can’t predict if some day you should have gotten a 1TB m.2 ssd.

    Cloning or starting fresh is another issue. What ppl say are always abounding in the computer world and I get that all the time where I volunteer. What bobkn has mentioned makes 100% sense unless there’s something we don’t know about.

    Alright let’s move on about a replacing your 56whr RRCGW battery in your Dell XPS 15 9550 Windows 10 Pro laptop.

    In your post #23 you mention “I asked in another forum that has ppl talk about laptops and they said 97whr battery does work for their xps 15 9550. But they didn't give much detail on it. Also that link i gave you on laptopexpress.com in my previous post... thats a 97whr battery that is advertised for the xps 15 9550.”
    --- I know that was for the xps 15 9550.
    --- In my post #18 I included: You have a Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop”: is that not the case?
    --- The reason I looked up the specs was to see if in Dell’s documentation is a 97whr battery included.
    --- Since it isn’t but it is advertised in laptopexpress.com it might be worth investigating.

    So what to do?

    I would call Dell parts store and talk with them first.
    --- In other words go to the source for determining what's needed.
    Find out from them what is the correct battery for your device regardless of cost at that point.
    --- Tell them you wish to upgrade to an 87whr at a minimum, a 97whr if possible.
    If they say 97whr isn’t possible, ask them point blank why not as its advertised in battery replacement websites or how ever you want to describe it

    Also verify the replacement battery part number that they recommend.
    BTW I should have said before that when determining a battery part number, get the information in the battery slot first. And then see if the replaced battery in use matches with it.

    Discuss expected performance and warranty.
    --- I'd also consider the matching battery pack for the appropriate battery.
    Then it’s decision time. No doubt, cost is a factor. But don’t hesitate even if its a few bucks more than what you expect to buy the correct unit from Dell.

    If you want to compare laptopexpress.com unit, call them and go through the same scenario as Dell parts store.
    If you do, when its time to make a decision, call it.

    So let’s get the correct battery to purchase up-front so then you’ll have a timely focus on the correct m.2 ssd to go with.
    Personally, I would choose the 512gb but lets discuss that when the time comes.

    And of course, we'll discuss cloning vs. a clean install.
    --- If your laptop is in excellent shape, I don’t see why cloning wouldn’t be the better decision to make
    --- But like anything else in the PC world, making the right call will need to be discussed.


    Hey man thanks for the long reply.


    I will contact dell on this. I know they will tell me they don't have this battery in stock though and see if they say 97wh would work or not.


    Yea im pretty certain they will give me the battery parts compatible to be the 56wh one and the 84wh one you listed like in the manual.


    I actually contacted laptopexpress. They told me the 84wh and 97wh and 56wh are compatible with the right xps 15 9550 laptops. Thus you have 2 hard drives inside, you get the 56wh. If 1 hard drive... the m.2 ssd you get the 84wh or 97wh. They told me these are not geniune parts from dell but actually they get them from south korea. The price is 130 for the 97wh one and 120wh for the 84one. On dell people parts site which sell legit geniune... they sell the 84wh for 130 so 10 dollars more. So obviously if you had to choose between the two 84wh, you pay 10 more plus tax for the geniunine one right? They told me last time i believe they dont ever have the 97wh in stock or they never had it. It was always 56wh or 97wh. Now they sell the 56wh one for 150 dollars plus tax which i find ridiculous high. Laptopexpress sells if for 110.



    On ebay, there is one sell that sells these batteries for much cheaper price.. like 95 for the 97wh 75 for the 84wh and like 70 for the 56wh one.



    The 84wh one for 75 dollars. His feedback is 100%. I did ask him last time if these are legit dell geniune batteries and he tells me yes. But i read online that any battery you buy off ebay from someone is not geniune.. not possible... so you know if that is true or not? But this guy has 100% feedback and all he sells are laptop batteries if you check his items for sale.

    NEW OEM ORIGINAL DELL XPS 15 9550 Laptop Battery 11.4V 84Wh 1P6KD 4GVGH 695976795427 | eBay


    Would you say if i get a battery, buy from him as oppose to dell people parts or laptopexpress? Or just pay much more for the real thing. The thing is his feedback is 100%. Also what has me curious is laptopexpress tells me their batteries come from south korea and are not directly from dell. So wouldn't that mean their battery quality is much pretty like the same as this ebay seller? Also i noticed a site like ifixit sells this battery as well the 84wh one for like 80 plus tax. But those are like genunine obviously so how do they get it? Like how many manufacturers are there for a battery like say the 84wh one? There is of course directly from dell with dell... then what about laptopexpress from south korea and then ebay seller/ifixit?



    Yea i was thinking the 512gb is more than good enough.


    My laptop is in good working shape. The main issue i have though is when i scan viruses with windows defender, the usage goes up to 100%...


    Yea cloning is what i would prefer. Its just i dont' want to start fresh again when i have so many things in my computer. Like say i didn't have much on my computer, well this isn't that complicated since i can start completely new etc.
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  6. Posts : 1,339
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       #26

    "I will contact dell on this. I know they will tell me they don't have this battery in stock though and see if they say 97wh would work or not."
    --- Don't contact Dell, contact the Dell parts store.
    --- Dell is in the business of selling new laptops with originally new batteries and will honor warranties as you have found out.
    --- The Dell parts store is in the business of maintaining inventory of spare parts.
    --- Go back and read my prior post of what to discuss with the Dell parts store.

    I had an article once about replaceable batteries once but I can't it but I do recall that many times replaceable batteries are checked out and new cells are installed if called for but there are times not all of the cells are replaced since some of them check out to be as good as "new" when they are tested. There have been complaints about some swelling on some units and that is why that is a possibility. But then some of laptopexpress batteries have a full year, sometime 2 year warranties that is a good thing. Keep in mind to note the specs, part number, warranties etc. of each battery you consider before buying one. there's more to be said about replaceable batteries but I think you will be able to buy the right battery once you know which one you want. When you decide which one to purchase, accept your decision but make sure you keep the specs & warranty information so you'll know exactly what you have. Good luck.

    I'd like to add that even though eBay can have 100% feedback just make sure you know exactly what they have to sell you. Personally, I'd trust the source of the parts first such as the Dell parts store. laptopexpress secondly as I have had good luck with them for the people I helped.
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  7. Posts : 1,035
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       #27

    MeAndMyComputer said:
    "I will contact dell on this. I know they will tell me they don't have this battery in stock though and see if they say 97wh would work or not."
    --- Don't contact Dell, contact the Dell parts store.
    --- Dell is in the business of selling new laptops with originally new batteries and will honor warranties as you have found out.
    --- The Dell parts store is in the business of maintaining inventory of spare parts.
    --- Go back and read my prior post of what to discuss with the Dell parts store.

    I had an article once about replaceable batteries once but I can't it but I do recall that many times replaceable batteries are checked out and new cells are installed if called for but there are times not all of the cells are replaced since some of them check out to be as good as "new" when they are tested. There have been complaints about some swelling on some units and that is why that is a possibility. But then some of laptopexpress batteries have a full year, sometime 2 year warranties that is a good thing. Keep in mind to note the specs, part number, warranties etc. of each battery you consider before buying one. there's more to be said about replaceable batteries but I think you will be able to buy the right battery once you know which one you want. When you decide which one to purchase, accept your decision but make sure you keep the specs & warranty information so you'll know exactly what you have. Good luck.

    I'd like to add that even though eBay can have 100% feedback just make sure you know exactly what they have to sell you. Personally, I'd trust the source of the parts first such as the Dell parts store. laptopexpress secondly as I have had good luck with them for the people I helped.
    Hi there. When you say the Dell parts store, i actually thought u mean something else because i didn't notice till now the parts people store only sold dell products.


    Well the thing about the parts people dell site is they don't sell the 97wh battery. I recalled contacting them this months ago and they only had 56wh and 84wh... they said they don't sell the 97wh one. From what i read, it seem ppl who use the 97wh battery on their 9550 is using the 97wh battery that is meant for 9560 and maybe 9570... though not sure about 9570.


    Yea from looking at that, dell parts is best, then laptopexpress and then the ebay seller. But it having 100% feedback just looks really good for that seller. But something like ifixit should be avoided right? Same with amazon right? Amazon i think is worst option for this. The thing is i dont know why parts people sell the 56wh battery for 150 dollars. That is incredibly expensive dont you think for a 56wh battery? Im confused why it cost even more than the 84wh one. At least laptopexpress has it at 110. The ebay seller has it at 80 which is much more reasonabl.e
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  8. Posts : 4,439
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       #28

    paulyjustin said:
    Hey bobkn. Well I 100% would love if i could clone it without an issue. But i heard so many ppl say better to start fresh. But is the cloning process not that hard? As of now, my hard drive is about 40gb free of 231gb. I notie on your profile you use windows 10 pro.


    I also have windows 10 pro. The thing was i got it when i had went to repair shop years ago for them to replace the 1tb hdd with my samsung 2.5 inch 250gb ssd... the guy said he even installed windows 10 pro for me. At the time, i didnt think much about it. But later on... i was able to use bitlocker for it which i do now so thats why i want to make sure i have windows 10 pro. Do you use bitlocker by any chance? Now what you cloned it... was your desktop machine with the old hdd or sdd had windows 10 pro already? So if i clone it, it will look exactly like it does now with nothing different at all?

    (snip)
    I have 2 desktop PCs. On both of them, I cloned smaller SSDs onto larger M.2 ones. Actually, I imaged the drives using Acronis True Image (commercial) and restored the images to the new drives. I let the restore be done with the same partition sizes, and then expanded the main partition using (Windows) Disk Management to include the unallocated space.

    I'm not sure why you ask, but the OS on both machines was Pro, before and after.

    Speaking of Pro. I hope that the license the that repair shop used on your machine was legit. It may have been, but I wouldn't expect a free upgrade from Home, normally.

    I could have done a straight clone, but I wanted images of the old drives anyway, as backups. (I try to never do major changes without having an image of the OS.)

    I don't use bitlocker. I might on a laptop, but my laptop is a cheapie with Win10 Home.
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  9. Posts : 1,339
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       #29

    Determine the status of your Windows 10 Pro activation

    Use Windows PowerShell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Run as Administrator) to run slmgr -xpr
    Let us know the result
    Mine reports The machine is permanently activated.
    Dell XPS 15 Laptop Battery Replacement-machine-permanently-activated.jpg

    .
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  10. Posts : 1,339
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       #30

    "The 84wh one for 75 dollars. His feedback is 100%. I did ask him last time if these are legit dell geniune batteries and he tells me yes. But i read online that any battery you buy off ebay from someone is not geniune.. not possible... so you know if that is true or not? But this guy has 100% feedback and all he sells are laptop batteries if you check his items for sale."

    NEW OEM ORIGINAL DELL XPS 15 9550 Laptop Battery 11.4V 84Wh 1P6KD 4GVGH 695976795427 | eBay

    If that's your decision Note there is a Free 30 day returns.
    --- If there is an issue on the battery you receive, contact the vendor immediately.
    --- If the decision is to return it, don't wait, return it immediately.
    If the vendor recommends sending a battery to replace the one you receive and you agree to that, make sure the Free 30 day return applies to that battery also.

    "But i read online that any battery you buy off ebay from someone is not genuine"
    --- I don't have an exact response to that but this is how I look at laptop battery's.
    When you buy a laptop from Dell or any other manufacturer, their components are designed to meet exact specs for your laptop and that's what's make them genuinely Dell or whatever manufacture is applicable to. Enough said.
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