Darrin bought me a Dell DJ for Christmas 2004 and during 2005 I was listening to it all the time everyday, on the way to the gym or sitting at my desk or even while doing the dishes. I was always listening to it. But over time the battery would die sooner than it was supposed to. Sometimes it would even freeze up and I had to just wait for it to start playing again. I couldn’t turn it off or do anything. I just had to wait for it.
The battery is supposed to last like 5 or 6 hours or something and over time the amount of time it actually played kept going down until eventually it only played for half hour. Now when I unplug it, it just dies immediately and gives me a screen saying the battery is low.
I’ve treated that Dell DJ like a baby by never dropping it or losing it. I’m a good nerd, I respect my electronics enough that I don’t get them broken or stolen.
I’ve called Dell that first year when the battery started dying and they wouldn’t help me even with my warranty. I was too late in renewing my warranty and so when I called for help they said sorry you don’t have the right warranty for this. I was like dude, I have a $318 paper weight now. Thanks a lot. They were like I know, I can understand how frustrating you are but we can’t help you. I was like well can I just buy a new battery and ship it to you to replace it and they said yeah for like $75 or something like that. I’ve never had the money to do that.
Every once in a while I do a search on the net for Dell DJ Batteries and I found a website that has them for $24.95 + shipping and it has the tools to do it yourself. It says it takes a few min but a testimonial says 10 min. I don’t care, I just want a new battery and $25 is not a bad deal. I will have to wait until I get some money because I’m tapped lol.