My battery for the above computer has expired and needs to be replaced but I do not know who sells replacement batteries XBT9E1 or compatible ones.
I believe the replacement battery you are after is a CR2032. If in doubt take the flat battery to your electronics store and ask for the equivalent. They're not very expensive.3 more replies
does someone knows about this issue?
means as well te delivery for thoose ones is not possible due several Quality reasons
heard that since april16 this issue is common public at DELL?
A Dell customer service advisor recently suggested I buy a new battery to fix a problem with my battery not being recognised at system startup nor charging when the adapter is plugged in.
Despite my AC adapter being the original adapter that shipped with my computer, the new battery still fails to charge. I receive a message informing me that the AC adapter type cannot be recognised (quickset). Furthermore, in what can only be described as an outrageous step, this message informs me that Dell will throttle my machine ("your computer will run more slowly") and then battery will not charge.
Clearly there is an error in the adapter hardware (most likely related to the well known one wire technique for battery verification) meaning it cannot be recognised by the computer. I was therefore incorrectly informed to buy a new battery that neither solves the problem nor is of any use as it cannot be charged. Is this how Dell treats their customers?
I propose two solutions which Dell could offer me:
1. Send me a new, working 150W adapter compatible with my XPS 17 as a gesture of goodwill following the incorrect sale of a new battery at great expense which failed to solve the problem.
2. Provide a way to circumvent the faulty charger verification process. This is crucial for two reasons. Firstly the adapter is the original adapter that came with my computer so to verify its authenticity is not necessary. Secondly, Dell has zero right (non, whatsoever) to force consumers ... Read more
Hi, my Dell Inspiron 9400 is 6 years old, but I've never operated it on battery. Yet my battery light (right-most light on right hinge of screen) is flashing orange. How come?
Time to replace your battery, even though you say you never used it, the battery is used to some extent each day and over time batteries will go bad. Getting six years of use on a battery is very good indeed.
Hallo!I purchased a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop 3 months ago.Approximately one month ago , the laptop clock started malfunctioning.Whenever I switch off the machine for a few hours e.g. during nighttime when I sleep,the timer shown is way ahead when I switch it on.For instance,if I switch my machine at 11 pm when I set computer clock to 11pm,when I wake up in the morning at 9 am,the computer clock shows 12.30 pm on the same day.The timer moves more ahead whenever I switch it off.Even after I re-set the clock,the same problem will manifest itself when I switch it off.Is this a software or hardware problem and how can I fix this?
Also I am curious concerning the best way to enable laptop battery have a longer life.Should one (option 1)always connect the laptop to the main power whenever one has access to the mains power even if the battery is full or should one (option2)fully charge the battery,disconnect the laptop from main power and use the battery charge and then wait for battery power to get finished so that one can then re-charge battey using main power?Which is the better option?
Please respond to my queries as soon as possible and I shall be infinitely grateful.Thanks in advance.
Paragraph 1. I'd say HardWare and therefore warranty !
Paragraph 2. Leave the power in with the battery in
So, my issue that ive looked everywhere for a solution to is this. I was about to give this laptop to someone and I reformatted the hard drive to clean it up before doing so. After this I went to dells site and loaded up the drivers for this machine. All is fine up till this point. Then I updated the bios to the newest version a12, and all went fine.
Well, later that day I needed to unplug the laptop and go to a different room and It just turned off after I unplugged it. It wouldnt turn on with battery power either. Plugged it back in and it loads fine but the battery is stuck on 36 percent charge and says not charging. Now im getting a message saying the battery needs to be replaced as well, which is *** because I know that the battery was working just fine before this day. Not only that why wont a battery with 36 percent charge turn on the laptop? Its got the flashing red battery symbol when powered on with the ac adapter but without the computer on, but still plugged in, the battery doesnt charge or have any lights.
I have already tried the uninstalling of the acpi trick, as well as the taking the battery out while its running, or taking it out purging the power and reseating. Ive tried all the common tricks to no avail. Not sure whats going on but I know this battery was good, and it still says 36 percent but wont charge and wont power the laptop on. Hope someone can help.
First check: make sure the BIOS (F2 at powerup) recognizes the AC adapter. If it does not, the battery will not charge.
If the AC adapter is not recognized, try another Dell OEM adapter. If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC jack:
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.
If the AC adapter IS recognized, but the battery will not charge, unplug the system, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec. Try again -- if the battery still won't charge, odds are the battery itself is bad.
If the battery is original to the system, it's about four years old - well past its expected lifespan.
My Dell laptop will charge and operate for several hours off a new 6000 MAh battery but the icon in the tray inidcates that it is always on line power. Although both the CD and floppy drive work when installed in a bay the system not indicate that they are present. I have updated the bios from Dell but that does not help. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Still under warranty, isn't it? Call Dell for a repair trip.
Can someone help me with this problem? So I just received my brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and the battery is not charging. It says it's "Plugged In, Charging" but it never goes up and stays at 0%. At first I thought I just need to plug it in for several hours but it's been 5 hours now and still the battery stays at 0%. I tried running the BIOS Diagnostics just to see if there are problems and there's none. The battery status says everything is running normally and the Battery State says it's Idle. I tried draining the flea power several times, removing and reattaching the battery, but to no avail. I'm getting really frustrated and I'm really close to throwing this laptop back to Dell.
I read somewhere that I have to update the BIOS but it won't update unless the battery is charged at least 10%. Someone also suggested that Windows 8.1 is causing the problem. I haven't even started using this laptop and it's already giving me a *** ton of problems. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks guys! :)
I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
I didn't take this of much concern so i just ignored the message and kept on using my battery with my adapter plugged in. After 4-5 months of such usage, My battery completely failed and doesn't even offer me even a minute of backup, when i remove the power socket. Then i realized the importance of a new battery and then bought a new battery from Dell.
Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.
This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
1) updated by BIOS to the latest 2) Followed some other steps like uninstalling the battery ACI in the device manager and etc...
i would love to get this problem solved. I'm using a PA-12 family adapt... Read more
Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
--> Critical battery level ( you can change it to 10%)
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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?
But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.
About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.
Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?
I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with Windows Vista OS. I have a Dell 926 printer interfaced to it via USB. Printer driver is installed and the printer does communicate at times with the computer and does a good job printing. However, intermittently when trying to print a document I'll get a message on the computer that says that communication has been lost and print job failed.
I've checked all connections to make sure they are solid and no debris that might cause this.
That has not corrected the problem.
The other thing that happens is that the document I want to print will stay in the print queue/spooler and if I shut the computer and printer down and restart both it will print the job. And it may continue to print jobs but it's just a matter of time.
Needless to say this is frustrating. I can print several jobs in a row with no problem and then I'll get this "communication has been lost between printer and computer". And I have to go thru the procedure above to get the last job printed.
My wife doesn't understand how this works and will try to print the same job several times with the commo problem and then complains when it won't print.....and then they all print when the above procedure is followed.
Any ideas what is going on??? Any fixes??
So over the past 2-3 weeks I kept noticing that my battery kept dying even though I would shut it down (yes window > shutdown) the computer with a full battery. The next evening I would power up and see that the battery was at 20% from full charge. This is a BRAND NEW as in <2 months XPS 9550. I checked my event log and WHAT THE H@#$??? It is absolutely filled with Dell Foundation Service and Dell Product Registration events all saying " Power event Handled Successfully by the service." Clearly it is not.. The stupid things run every 10 seconds. So when I think I am powering down my computer, it is being blocked by these services and actually just going to sleep... but it actually isn't sleeping. Its waking up every 10 seconds. Can anyone PLEASE help me determine the issue. Apparently according to update service everything is up to date.
Dell XPS 15 9550 Win 10 Dell Foundation Services vers 3.1.330 DFSSvc.exeDell Product Registration vers 2.2.38 PrSvc.exeDell Update Service vers 1.8.114
Log sample: (note the time... yes i was asleep)
Information 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformati... Read more
Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7. Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ? If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.
If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup). If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.
Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.
There is a power issue with the external hard drive.2 more replies
Hi i have a XPS M140 dell laptop, and bought a new battery, wich came charged to 40%, the instructions said that i should discharge the battery to 2% and then chargeit to 100% for first time.
I used the laptop withouth cord until it was 3%, then i plugged it but the amer light that should appear it is not when i plug the laptop with the battery installed, then i check the energy administrator (i have xp and lubuntu, and it both was the same) and it said "charging" but it stayed in 3%, i let it more than 12 hours plugged but never charged the battery, it is still in 3% and the light of the battery doesnt turn on.
I dont know if the battery is bad, because it worked when had charge, or is maybe the laptop that is not charging.
Is there a war to check if this port is charging electricity to the battery? i have a multimeter and i know how to open this laptop. Any information would be helpful as i havent been able to found information on this.
and also is there a way to know with the multimeter if the battery is allowing energy to charge it?
i hope you have understood, im still klearning english, thanks for your time
Testing the DC jack on a laptop
I have a Dell Inspiron 530, XP PRO, SP3, about a year and a half old. Almost since I first got it, every few months or so, when I boot up it hangs on the Dell screen. When I turn it off and reboot, it is fine. I use Rebit to back up everything on an ongoing basis and have an extended warranty from Dell. Is there anything I can do about this, or should do? Thanks for your help.
I would run a memory tester
Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.
Was given a Dell Optiplex 360 that I found out after getting a nasty virus had a bootleg XP OS
I also did not have any disks with it. I had older disks for a Dell 4600 that I used to wipeout the hard drive and install the new OS. Everything works fine except that I can not load any of the drivers from the second disk, (it was a 3 disk series)
thus at least at this point not able to connect with my cable internet. Cable people told me I needed the drivers.Any suggestions or can it just not be done.
You will have to go to the dell website look under support and then drivers and downloads for your model of computer.If you use the service tag number on the computer it will make sure you get the correct ones you need. For future reference so you wont have this hassle again burn all of the drivers to a cd so you will be all set the next time.
ok I have windows XP On Both Off my computers but my other one has a dell monitor and I've tried to get it to work so many times I got lucky I think twice first time it worked but then I shut it off for the night then I had a hard time to get it to work but I finally did and after that I can't get it to work it keeps saying to set it up through the disc drive I think I haven't turned it on for a bit I'll have to check it,
but can anyone help with what I said?
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last night i was working on my laptop, i realize my battery is low. so, i put it for charging..after a while i realized the battery is 75% charged so I disconnect it. and my laptop switches off.
later the laptop refused to turn on...so i reconnected the charger and the laptop turned on with the light that displays charging status (white light near the screen-keyboard intersection) starts flickering in a cycle of 5 times...4 times orange and 1 time white...and this cycle continues till i use the laptop.
and this message is displayed when i go to BATTERY HEALTH option "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature" my laptop is outta warranty...what should i do ? kindly help
Welcome to the community.
I am sorry to read that you are having this trouble. The battery failing is the most likely culprit but you should check to see if there are any problems with either the notebook or Ac adapter before rushing out and replacing the battery.
I would start by checking the bios, start the system tapping F2 to enter the bios, you can also tap F12 and choose bios from the menu. Once in the bios look for the option for AC adapter warnings, if they are disabled enable them and save changes. If there is a problem with the adapter you should start getting errors about the adapter.
If the Adapter seems alright, disconnect the battery from the system and power down the notebook. Wait an hour or so and then replace the battery and restart the system and see if you continue to get the message. If you can run the notebook on battery only allow the battery to fully discharge and then charge it again and see if the problem returns.
I know that this may not be possible short of buying a new battery but if possible try a power adapter and battery and see if the problem continues. This way you can find out if the problem follows the battery the ac adapter or the notebook.
Please let me know what you find out.
I have connected my old Dell printer AIO 924 to my new Dell XPS 8500. I can't seem to figure out how to scan. I had no trouble with my old computer, but can't scan since connecting to my new XPS 8500. Can anyone help me please? Do I have to get A new driver? If so, where do I get it? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Can anyone suggest a way to get a dell 770 printer to work on a non dell win98 system?
My friend was given the printer from his friends, but it's a dell and it's pretty muh brand new so he doesn't want to throw it away. It's also better than his current printer
Anyway, he uses the dell install disk but once it begins and runs the setup app it gives a message akin to pirating. Saying something like -this computer does not support dell , or something like - this computer is not a dell.
Can anyone offer advice. I did a search on google and dells' site and here.
I couldn't quite find anything that might lead me to an answer..?
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My XPS18 needs a new battery and I wanted to purchase an original Dell battery but I can't find one on Dell's parts site--and the customer service people are clueless. There are many tutorial videos showing how to replace the battery yourself which is what I intend to do. Is there a trusted site to purchase a NEW battery?
Parts-people.com is quite reputable and carries only OEM Dell parts.
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My battery lasts less than two hours, but I can't figure out of that's normal or not... It's rating is 14.8V, it's type is HK421, and it's capacity is 29 Wh. I don't know what any of that is, so I'm sort of hoping someone here does. I keep it on the lowest battery settings, but it won't last through my class, which is about 2 hours.
You may be interested in taking a look here There appears to be a number of posts on the Dell site regarding battery life for the HK421. There is also an alternative battery identified.
I want to buy a new battery for my dell inspiron 1525. I am not going to buy the battery from the Dell website because it is too expensive.
I want your opinion about this website that sells batteries. It is www.batteriesovernight.com
what do you think of that site and do you recommend me to buy the battery from there ?
please help me if you can!
That's a great website. Thanks for sharing it. I hope someone who's actually bought from there can read this post so we can find out if their batteries are good or not. I'll post it on my blog and I'll also ask around.
I have a Dell XPS laptop and the battery no longer takes a charge. I have been looking at replacement batteries and all of the replacement batteries have a different voltage rating the the orginal. The orginal is 14.8V with capacity 37 wh, the replacements are 11.1V with a range of capacity from 4400 - 7200 mah. I am guessing that the capacity does not matter it will just have a longer charge, but I don't know if the voltage will matter.
Thanks for any help.
The voltage DOES matter, obviously that's the wrong battery!
I was looking at the Dell XPS 15 listings on dell, and I noticed that the $1399.99 version (i7, 8gb Ram, 256ssd, non touch FHD) had only a 56 WHr battery while all of the other laptops with complete SSDs have the 84WHr battery. Is this a typo, as many other parts of listings on Dell are, or is it true that this model only has a 56WHr batttery? I thought that the reason some of the XPS had smaller batteries was because they had to fit the larger HDD. It would make no sense to not have the bigger battery with the SSD, because it would just leave a gap in the insides as the SSD takes up way less space than the HDD.
Here is the link to the comparison page:
I am writing this as I have hopelessly tried all methods found online without success.
I have an XPS 15 bought in France. I move to Singapore and my original DELL AC adapter was spoiled. So I went to the nearest store and bought a third party adapter. Everything works out fine for a while... Now, my laptop won't charge anymore (stuck at 90%).
My laptop only turn on if it is plugged under ac adapter. When I unplug the ac adapter, my laptop turn off.
When I turn on my laptop it says "this battery charging is temporarily disabled, press F2 for entering BIOS Menu". In BIOS, under battery health it is said "this battery is temporarily disabled, please turn off the computer and try again when the unit is back to operational temperature" I have this problem systematically, my laptop is not heated.
I even bring it to a repair shop here in Singapore; but they do not even have the parts to test.
I am willing to buy a new battery or new adapter, but I am not even sure if that's the problem.
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Sorry for being away from posting on the forum since a long time, though I have been visiting the forum lot many times, without logging in - mainly through Google search. That shows how effective the website really is.
Since some time a very persistent error has been bothering me and I thought it best to come here and post the issue.
After my original battery for my Dell Studio 1555 32-bit computer died, I replaced batteries thrice, one after another (the computer is five years old).
The three replacement batteries were:
1. Dell - exact replacement 56 Wh
2. LB1 - matching specs but 48 Wh
3. Dell - exact replacement 56 Wh
Since the second replacement battery, the Low Battery Alarm has been disturbing me each time that:
1. The computer is restarted with the main power disconnected.
2. The main power jack is removed after a 100% charge.
3. The main power jack is removed anytime.
Since in the first place I never set this alarm manually, I am assuming there could either be a Dell specific registry issue with after-market batteries, though I don't understand why. Either way the irritant must go.
I checked Advanced Power Options under Power Scheme but found nothing that would give me a hint of what's wrong.
The alarm screenshot is attached.
Any help would be welcome.
Rule out the OS and Drivers by downloading a Linux LiveCD and booting from that See if you get the same errors/alarms/warnings.
If you do it could be a faulty charging circuit in your laptop. Check with Dell and see if they have a battery calibration tool. Sometimes completely running the battery flat a couple of times does a "reset" kind of thing.
Sorry I can't think of anything else just now.
So I bought my laptop this week. It's Xps 15 9550 FHD but I faced an annoying problem.
The laptop's battery won't charge over 99%! it says: "one minute to finish charging", it's been an hour and it's still stuck.
Note that yesterday it was working fine and Charging to 100% without a problem
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Hi, My son has a Dell inspiron 1300 lap top which would only run a few minutes on the battery, it worked fine when the mains charger was plugged in, assuming the old battery was faulty he purchased a new compatable battery for it (not a genuine dell) Since fitting the new battery, when he switches on the laptop he gets a message saying it does not recognise the battery and will not charge it. The supplier of the battery insists their batteries are compatable and the laptop needs to recalibrate ? will these machines only work on a genuine dell battery ? can you help us ?
Dell uses proprietary parts. If the non-genuine part will not work I would return it and purchase one from Dell.
I was hoping that someone could give me a 20 digit number for a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop battery. A year ago I had issues with it recognizing the ac adaptor. At that time I replaced the battery thinking that was it. However, it was not and after the on line chat with Dell they determined the mother board needed replaced. Now the battery led on the computer goes off after being only plugged in for a few seconds. I have two AC adapters so I tried the other one-same thing. If I unplug and plug the AC several time I can see the battery charge percentage going up. If the led is not on the percentage will not change.
The reason for my request is that the laptop is still on warranty and I am pretty sure it is the mother board again. I went to Dell's chat line knowing that we would get so far and they would want to replace it. However, when they found out that I did not have a Dell battery they said there was nothing more they could do until I put a Dell battery back into it, and then they could help me with a more in depth diagnosis.
Thanks for any help.
I think those *****s have it indexed under 'Dell Inspiron 6000/9400/E1705' - you would NEVAR find it.
I recently bought a Replacment Battery for my Dell Inspiron 6000 XP . The Battery is by all accounts the correct replacment but when I put it in and try to boot up it up shuts down my computer . Also when i put it in it makes my computer noisy as a result of the fan coming on ? The battery light flashes green orange green orange too ..When i contacted the retailer they told me update the BIOS but when i try to do so from the Dell site it just brings me to a fault page after clicking download..Anyway Im not sure i want to update the BIOS as some forums don't recommend so ..
I'm a real novice ..Wonder can anyone help ?
Have a fault in the battery ...The company thinks it's my machine and not their battery ..I can return it but i would rather get it working.
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I was wondering if I could get an answer about the battery life on the Dell XPS 15.
The specifications state up to 9 hours of battery life on it. I HIGHLY doubt that's realistic under normal circumstances, especially with the i7. I hear the i7 model only gets up to 3 hours of battery life. Is that right? I mean, realistically with the TDP, there's no way you could get 9 on an i7.
What about the battery on the i5 model? It surely doesn't get 9 hours either does it?
And am I correct to believe the i7 doesn't allow switchable graphics? They advertise it as having nVidia Optimus technology, but from what I can tell, the i7 don't support switchable graphics. Yet, I've heard some reports of Dell technicians claiming that the i7 models did support Optimus, so I'm a little confused.
If someone could please tell me what kind of battery life I could get on it (with the 9-cell), I would appreciate it. I'm thinking to buy an XPS 15 but if the specifications aren't what they're claiming to be, I don't want to buy it, find out it was false advertising, and ship it back, effectively wasting my time.
No the XPS 15 will NOT get 9 hours with either of the i7 core cpu's. You are correct that the i7 does not support n-vidia optimus switching graphics. You can look at Intel's website and neither the i7 740QM nor the i7 840QM have the graphic chips built into them. I think there are some dual core i7's not availible in the XPS 15 that support optimus but the two i7 quad core options for the new XPS 14,15 or 17 do not support optimus. I don't know a battery life estimate for the 15. Mine hasn't come yet.4 more replies
Inspirion E1505 Intel Core Duo Processor T2050
Dell Battery original---53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspirion 6400/E1505
Purchase date 8/06
This is may seem like a silly question, but I'm a real novice about computer and without asking I won't learn. My daughter's computer, listed above, will not retain a charge, she is still using the original battery. I am planning on buying a new battery. Actually I have two questions.
Question 1 Is it possible/probably that it is anything other than the battery that could be the problem. The computer works fine when plugged in. I know in a car, if the alternator isn't working the battery won't charge, changing the battery by itself, won't fix the problem. How about in a Lap top?
Questin 2 Where is the best place to buy a battery, least expensive, but quality?
Really appreciate your help. Thanks Mom
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Just got a Dell xps 13 l321x model ( not new ) and the battery life is about 2 - 2 and half hours max.
Is that ok for this model or should I change the battery?And if I do what will be the average battery life ( with a new battery ).
It's not bad if the battery is original to the system (and therefore on the order of four years old). Battery life depends on CPU, screen type, hard drive vs. SSD on power management setup -- too many variables for the word "average" to have any meaning.1 more replies
I purchased a Dell battery and the seller (Black Cat PC in England) said it is genuine. I want to be shure.
Enclosed some pics. The serial number is CN-0NH6K9-48630-634-O0RU-A01. My laptop says it is a 1002Sanyo Dell NH6K963.
Appears to be ours.CN0NH6K94863063400RU = Manufactured March 4, 2016. So over 6 months old.2 more replies
my laptop battery wont charge
also i keep getting this error message
the ac power adaptor type cannot be determined this will prevent optimal system performance
the battery was still charging when i kept getting that message
but now it doesnt want to charge my sister left my laptop on overnight without ac adaptor plugged in
i cant update bios because battery level has to be at least 10 percent mines on 0 percent
You can try unplugging the laptop from the a/c adapter, then removing the battery and waiting a minute or so, then reinstalling the battery, and plugging in the a/c adapter again. Does the message change? How about if you repeat the above without reinstalling the battery? I think your a/c adapter is toast.
I have bought a Dell Battery for my laptop - XPS L502X today.The battery fits perfectly well, and doesn't have anything to suspect on it.But wanted to know whether its original or not.Find below details of it:JP-061YD0-48630-4BI-F07M-A028400mAhR1122J-733B052R796-9021Also, is that true that every time I buy any Dell product, I need to post it here to know its Authenticity.?If available, please provide the web-page where we can check the product authenticity ourselves.
I have purchased a 9-cell battery for 1 Dell XPS 15 L502X. But do not know why that was the only use battery non-rechargeable , the machine is off continuously. The battery must be mounted to the new boot. But go in windows remain disabled. Do not know if it was due to counterfeit or battery problems, please just teaching people to please.
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i bought a dell E1505 laptop about 1 year and 2 months ago. i used to get good battery life and now my battery lasts about 20 minutes if i get lucky. i know that batteries degrade over time due to the half life, but does it occur that quickly? does not seem right that i have to buy a battery that costs over $100 every year. does anyone else have this problem? are there any solutions to this? thanks
Yes, it happens. It depends on the battery, and whether you cycle it from full to dead often or not. The e1505 is also a budget model that eats battery life. If you want battery life, I would suggest that you get get an ultralight, not a low-end dell. =/
Sometimes freezing the battery will help... but make sure it's in a sealed bag with no moisture if you try it. You don't want to short it.
I got a problem with my laptop battery, need to buy new battery but it is not available from dell since 3 weeks onwards i have been trying to buy. even i have called technical support they are saying need to wait for 1 or 2 months but not sure whether they will be getting or not. I cannot able to buy in local shops. what needs to do in this situation
Thanks for the post, I’m sorry to see that you have been having trouble getting hold of a replacement for that systems battery! Have you been in contact with our ‘spare parts’ sales team yet (contact information below) they should be able to quote you on a replacement or let you know when it will be coming back into stock.
Dell Part Numbers
RMTVY – Primary Battery 58WHR,8C
YMYF6 – Primary Battery 58WHR,8C
Dell Spare Part Sales
Purchase your Upgrade, Accessories, or Replacement Parts
While I can’t recommend any in particular third party vendor, it looks like the battery would be available through a few different locations online.
Hope you are able to find a replacement soon. When you do, this video is a great walkthrough of removing the battery for replacement if needed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PoZipSbwTk
I have a dell Vostro and my battery died on me. On the battery it says "Capacity 56Wh". I found some batteries at batteries.ca and they are for my laptop but they are rated different they say " 4600mAh" instead. Can some one tell what the difference between these 2 ratings are. Also there is a battery there that says "6600mAh". Doest this mean it would last longer?
You have to do a conversion, see here for an explanation: http://www.camerahacker.com/Definitions/Battery_Capacity_Conversion.shtml
But yes, the higher the number, the longer it will last.
In a recent visit with my sister, I noticed she did not have a battery installed in her Inspiron 600m laptop. After I demonstrated the advantages of having battery power available at times, we ordered a battery from batteries.com which arrived a few days later.
Installed the battery, left it to charges overnight and had the same indications as was present with an older battery. Control Panel/Power Options/Power Meter Tab indicates "No battery Preasent" ????
The battery LED flashes Red-Red-Green ??? the computer definately does NOT operate on battery power.
Any ideas out there????
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I bought a new&original dell replacement battery type 9T48V for aprox. 100$ from an online shop in Romania (www.emag.ro/.../) but I am not sure if it is 100% Original after looking on the support forum (en.community.dell.com/.../19488354. Could you please check my serial number from the picture. Thank you!More replies
Howdy folks... My Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop is doing a strange thing. Immediately following POST (i have the diagnostics screen enabled) and before the Dell blue bar, I get a message that reads something like this. "WARNING. The battery is not recognized and it may not be able to be charged. Press any key to continue" It will just hang there until a key is pressed.
I've had this once before when the original battery was dying after about a year and a half. At that time it would charge OK, but would only last about 30 minutes. Purchased a new battery (not from Dell) and warning went away with normal boot into XP. That was about 6 - 8 months ago.
This started happening when recently I unwittingly unplugged the AC adapter with the machine on and the battery ran completely down. Been doing it ever since. The difference between this event and the last time is again the battery charges normally, but now lasts over 2.5 hours when running on battery power. So it does not constitute a functional problem, just a pain in the butt to have to remember I have to hit a key to boot.
Anyone got a clue other than to buy another battery. (hardly seems worth it)
Dell has a battery calibration utility on some machines
I would goto the dell website and support and enter your TAG number into the site and see what that says about battery calibration
heres some links re - battery calibration
Have a read here http://ftp1.us.dell.com/diags/R66243.htm
I have a dell Inspiron 2200 that will not charge it's battery. I have buy a new battery for it and yet still it will not change the battery at all. When I boot the laptop it show it is charging the battery and I leave it all night on charging but it does not move. So many be there is some resister that I need to check or change. Question is what can I do for it to work. What do I need to check or test to see if it is getting power to charge or have right reading to make this problem solve.
Could well be a loose or defective DC power jack -
Greetings--- I am a novice at fixing problems. When my Dell INSPIRON 8600 LAPTOP boots up it starts with this message " The Ac Power Adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance" It then gives me 3 choices F1 continue boot -- F2 utility setup -- F3 ignore message in the future.
The laptop will not run unless plugged into charger as the battery is less than 7% charged and I receive a warning about the same.
THE BATTERY WILL NOT CHARGE UP BECAUSE????????
I have had this laptop for 4 years and have had 0 problems til now.
Does anyone have an idea on what to do now?? Laptops are portable but I have to stay tethered to the cord to use. THANK YOU scoop2.2
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I am the proud owner of two Dell B610's now with the same problem. A year ago, I was not paying attention and my laptop was running on battery only and it went all the way down to 2 or 4% when the battery icon turned bright orange. I plugged it in and it wouldn't charge up again but worked perfectly. So I bought a brand new battery and it still wouldn't charge.
I then bought a second one, swapped the harddrive and memory chip and with the exception for intermittent messages from Microsoft that the laptop had bootleg software on it (due to the swap), it worked perfectly. Yesterday. my wife unplugged my laptop to plug in the vacumm cleaner and the same thing now happens to the second Dell B610. The battery says 0% battery power, it's plugged in and now this one won't charge up either.
What do I need to do to get these two laptops charging and working coreectly again without being plugged in. The batteries are fine.
I see that there is no easy way to change out a battery on this laptop without having to unscrew screws to replace, quite annoying...is there any other way to charge this computer into a USB. For example Hawaiian airlines does not have power outlets on their seats, but they do have a USB charger so if there was a way for me to take the 3 prong charger to convert to charge via the USB, that would be idea. Thoughts?
Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 3543. When I purchased it, it had a battery Dell 40Wh Type XCMRD 14.8V Standard. But as it isn't working anymore, I replaced it with Dell 60Wh Type MR90Y 11.1 V inspiron compatible.
As there is change from 14.8 V to 11.1 V, I wanted to know if it safe to continue using the 11.1 V battery or should I change it back to 14.8 V? Will the change in battery type cause any proble to my laptop?
Seems I am now regretting my purchase of a new Dell XPS 15 Laptop.
Purchased on 20th September 2016, and seems as of 5 days ago the battery already needs replacing.
LED on front of laptop just flashes orange, battery status button on the side has LED's 1, 3 and 5 lit.
In Windows 10 Battery says "Plugged in, Not Charging" with 79% available
In BIOS battery says "Battery needs replacing", AC Adapter - 130w and 79% charged.
Laptop will no longer work on battery, has to have AC adapted plugged in and when removed it'll just power off.
After the fact I enabled the USB power option (charging phones etc. when laptop is off) and it doesn't charge without AC Adapter plugged in.
Rather annoyed at myself, I have always avoided Dell but I went against my gut instinct and spent £1400 on a laptop that is no longer fit for purpose.
Guess it's time to buy a replacement battery and never buy anything from dell again
" Guess it's time to buy a replacement battery and never buy anything from dell again"
Dell's standard battery warranty is one year. I'd suggest you enter your service tag number [or click Detect Product] onto the link below to check your warranty status.
I recently got my XPS 15 and was messing around with the BIOS settings for battery life. I changed from the Adaptive mode to Custom charging, from around 80% to 90% thresholds. When I booted up my machine, the battery indicator on the taskbar shows "plugged in, charging", but that clearly is not the case, as the battery life gradually decreases as if it is not charging at all. Also, it no longer shows the estimated remaining time, but "Calculating...". I tried reverting back to the Adaptive mode, but it still has the same problem. I also installed the Dell Power Manager program to see if that helped things, but it hasn't.
Has anyone else had this problem after changing the battery settings in BIOS, and how can I fix this?
My problem has been solved! Just Let the battery run totally empty while keeping the laptop plugged in.
After shutdown it will charge normally again!
I just bought a new replacement dell inspiron 1545 laptop battery,and works with power supply disconnected from computer,however it shows x in battery icon,and reads no battery detected,this is a windows 7 system and a dell laptop,any suggestions on how to get my pc to read or recognize this new battery? it also shows that it cannot read model number of battery during startup so no charging can be done??
1. If it is a non Dell battery it is quite common that some cheaper alternatives are not detected
2. Go F2 setup on post (think it is F2 on a dell - enter BIOS scroll across to power options look for battery learning function or something similarly worded
Enter that and see if there is a choice for enable etc.
If so select, save and exit
Reboot and test
I am trying to find the link on the Dell website to buy an original battery for my XPS L502X in SA,i cannot seem to find any link? when i called the local office they referred me to another agency whom asked me to "register " with them before i could purchase a battery? Please help as i need a Dell product,
Assuming you are in the US, here is a link to purchase a 6-cell 56WHr Dell battery directly from Dell. www.dell.com/.../pc-accessories2 more replies
Dell Dimension Desktop 8400 Windows XP Pro
I received a message a day or so ago alerting me that my System Battery Voltage was low. I then read a couple of forums at Dell with people saying that it, for them, was their Belkin Surge Protector (I use one with my computer). I want to find out if my System Battery actually does need replacing or not, but don't know how to see my battery's charge. It's nearly 2 years old and I don't think it would need one by now
How can I find what my system battery charge is so I can determine whether or not I actually need to replace it??
It is probably referring to the button-cell battery (usually a CR2032) on the motherboard that is responisble for keeping the CMOS memory. This battery is important for keeping the bios settings and system clock correct. You can buy a replacement at any Radio Shack and most computer shops.These batteries usually run about $3.
I have a dell LS I just formatted the disk and changed my operating system from windows XP back to windows 2000 (for speed). NOW the laptop works it charges the battery but if I unplug the AC cord the laptop shuts off even though the battery has full power. i checked the power settings in windows. I would rather not use winXP but if I must I will.
Im using my laptop for 1 year and 5 months , It was working fine in the morning ,suddenly went i switched in the laptop again by evening, I encountered with the battery problem
stating : Your batter experienced permanent failure and needs to be replaced ,
Plz help me......my warranty also ran out....Is it battery r any other related problem
I have an older Vostro 2420, my battery finally gave up the ghost, and I purchased a new one.
The old battery had a problem that it was not detected, whatever, it no longer held a charge, so I bought a new one.
I have the latest version of Windows 10, version 1607, X64. The laptop has been updated with all of the latest Dell drivers. I've uninstalled and installed the battery driver and charger drivers. I've also done a power hard reset.
Good news, is my new battery holds a charge. That is, I can charge it up, and its good for many hours without being plug-in... Great! its a new battery!
Bad news, Windows 10 can't detect the battery.
I trolled the interweb looking for youtube video's and other hints, done everything.
My trusty multimeter shows that the connection to the battery works, and has continuity.
I turned on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop about 2 hours ago. I left the room for 20-30 minutes and came back. The screen was blue and gave me the warning begin physical memory dump. atapi.sys had a problem. i have the address, where the base is at, and the date stamp. Now, when this message had appeared, the battery light on my laptop was blinking. orange 3 times then green. this continued as long as the battery was in. i restarted my laptop with the battery out and currently it is plugged into an outlit and working fine. i did the battery test that was built right on the battery. the test came up three blinking lights. here what it looked like
0 - 0 - 0
the 0's are the lights on and the -'s are the lights off. im not sure what that means exactly. i have googled for a while now and cnt figure it out.
It's been suggested that the need to enter CMOS almost daily is because I'm getting an error on Drive A(which does not exist on this pc)..and the date and time are off by a few years as well..
I've congratulated myself in not getting into trouble by making the suggested changes and the pc is fine for a day or two..
New battery has been ordered..
Question is: what will happen to the settings in CMOS when I remove the old one..and is any difficulty to be anticipated in re setting the CMOS ?
Assuming the battery is dead, removing it will have no further effect.
Once the new battery is installed, remove the floppy drive from the BIOS settings, and of course set the date/time. You should be all set then.
Is there a way to use a latitude battery in a inspiron. The batteries are the same ratings. I have 3 latitude batteries that I would like to use in a Inspiron.
I put the batteries in but they will not charge.
Go here: http://www.canada-battery.ca/laptop-batteries/dell.htm
Be a detective - check out your model comp and see if the same battery fits it as the Latitude the batteries were for originally.
I have a Dell laptop M1330 that was in perfect working condition until my son spilled his cup and water seeped under base and into the computer. A little water came onto the screen but it dried out and everything seems to be working fine with the exception of the battery which will not charge. I bought a replacement battery and AC Adapter but neither of these have changed the situation. The warranty is expired. Any ideas on what else it could be?
Thanks for your ideas.
The water may have damaged the motherboard and the components for charging
This may not work but should be no harm in trying
take the battery out and remove the adapter - hold the power button for a full 60 seconds - it has fixed boot issues before - i dont think it will help - but have no other suggestions to make
Replaced the battery with a new one, and it won't charge. Laptop is 5 yrs old. Laptop runs with power cord only. When it's unpluggeg (new battery) it shuts off. Question is, could the NEW battery be bad, or something else. anyone else run across this.
could be dead.......
The age of laptop wont affect the battery (if its a new battery). Try returning it and getting another one
I bought a second user dell latitude L400 from a retailer. It works fine on mains power but after having been off for a while it will not start up on battery power. It will start on batteries immediately after being used on the mains but not after an hour or so.
The dealer gave me a replacement battery and pointed out that the corners of the battery (ref 942RV) were damaged. When I took the machine to him as econd time he pointed out that the battery corners are damaged again and it has longitudinal cracks in the case.
The dealer suspects that I have mistreated the machne and refuses to do any more for me. I have not misused it and have in fact barely used it. It has never left the house except to visit the dealer.
I have ordered a replacement battery but am worried that the machine is cusing damage.
If the laptop is causing problems to the battery I don't think it's worth it to buy any more new batteries.Did the dealer say if it's possible to fix the laptop?
Does the Inspiron 3252 has any internal battery that can't allow to carry on in commercial flights?
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Inspiron 3252 desktops have only a CMOS battery inside.
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Where can I download Dell Battery Information Software for a Dell Latitude E6530?
You can click the link below to download the online manual for your computer. The manual will provide specs for the battery. Below is your battery and adapter information.
Dell Feature Enhancement Pack
Latitude E6530 Drivers Downloads and Manuals
4-cell (40 Whr)6-cell (60 Whr)9-cell (97 Whr)9-cell (97 WHr) Slice Battery (Optional)9-cell (87 Whr) 3 years warranty (Optional)
65w90w (Optional)150w (Optional)90w Auto/Air Travel Adapter (Optional)
22.60 mm (0.89 inch)
94.89 mm (3.74 inches)
275.38 mm (10.84 inches)
605.00 g (1.33 lb)
3.0 Ahr cylindrical
Temperature: Operating Non-operating
Charge: 0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)Discharge: 0° C to 70° C (32° F to 158° F)–20° C to 65° C (–4° F to 149° F)
I have a dell Inspiron 2200,
Its a few years old now, and the battery has been playing up a little bit over the last 3/4 year.
The laptop Battery is now continousally flashing untill the laptop is powered down.
I have tried discharging and recharging the batery, however it only has enough power these days to power it for 15mins or so anyway!
Can someone sugest whats wrong with it? and Is there a way to fix it?
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I bought a Dell L322X laptop off eBay around 8 months ago. Its worked fine till now, with no issues or problems. I recently had the "Plugged in, not charging" issue with the battery; it was fixed with a charger off eBay that wasn't Dell made. I've since ordered a new original Dell charger off Amazon, it worked fine for around 2-3 weeks.
However, the battery has since reduced its capacity on what seems like a weekly basis. First it stopped charging at 78%, and kept on going down by around 2-3% a week. It would charge up to 78%, and then stop and say it would take 4-5 hours to fully charge the battery. Even when left overnight on charge it wouldn't go any higher then 78%. It now stops at 60% but when I hover over the battery icon it displays the "Plugged in, charging" message. I've used the Dell detection program and it says there's no fault with the battery so I'm not sure what the issue is here. Do you think its a battery issue and I need a new one? That's what the local computer shop suspected was wrong but I've read that it may be a software issue with Windows 10, and was wondering whether anyone knows anything that could help me here? I'm a student so need the full capacity without having to charge it every few hours.
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the system ( L322x ) is an end of life system and the issue describe confirms the system battery is at fault or failing. Since this is a sealed system and end of life we would not be able to tell you if we would be able to source the battery to offer any service,however private message the service tag and email address.
have not used battery in about eight months. charged it, took to library for wifi, computer guy there worked on it to get it to take the wifi, ok. got home, plugged it in and about hour later used it and the area of computer near the battery was hotter than i ever felt. took out battery and heat gone. library guy said nothing about a hot sensation. (computer is not one on list of exploding batteries!)
upgraded from 512kb to 2gb memory. could that cause it to be hotter? and just curious but not enough to start a new thread: would the memory upgrade have anything to do with the difficulty in getting wifi to work? perfect last summer but today no detectable wifi until the library guru worked his magic.
thanks for your help.
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I'm using a compatible battery on dell vostro 840 (Vista Home basic). It works fine with adapter. but when battery got fully charged and I removed the adapter, then after 10-15 minutes, laptop got locked with black screen and then then shutdown in 1 minute.
When I restart it again on batter, then it works fine till battery end
The problem occurs only for first time I run it on batter but work fine after starting 2nd time on battery.
Everytime, I works on batter, I wait for it to locked & shutdow for 1st time and then I start again for 2nd time and it works fine for next 2 hours.
What Can I do except changing my battery as I do want to buy again a battery and this compatible battery also gives backup upto 2 hours.
I bought a used Dell XPS 15z. The battery was bad. I bought a new one and changed it. Now, the computer tells me the battery is working perfectly, but it wont charge. I don't know what to do. I enabled and disable smart charging. The charger works fine. The computer works fine. I just dont understand why the battery wont charge. I am guessing its a setting I cant find. any help would be great!
You may drain the residual power of your computer and re-calibrate the battery by following the steps below:
Power off your computer.
Remove all the external peripherals (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer.
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power.
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.
Another step you may try is to check the battery health from control panel by following the steps below:
Click on Windows logo on desktop.
Type 'Power options' in search bar above that.
Click on Power Options.
Check for the 'Battery Health Meter' among the different options on the left side of window.
Check for battery health and check if the battery charging is disabled.
Restart your computer to check if the issue is fixed.
You may also check if there is any yellow exclamation mark on the battery (as shown in image):
Another step you may try is to check the status of AC adapter and battery in system BIOS by following steps below:
Restart the computer.
As soon as you see the Dell logo, start tapping the ‘F2’ key on top... Read more
Can anyone tell me where to find an OEM replacement battery for the i7 9333. I've ordered 3 different C4K9V's (at least claimed to be) from various `sellers' online and all three of them have been Y9N00's which are the 47wH batteries for the XPS 12's.
So far none have worked, and none have been legit C4K9V's so my question again is where to find this battery?
The cooling fan is another headache. I've been linked to a few different pages. I've ordered a fan and of course it's not right.
The fan I need is a 008X6N, the others I've been pointed at have been 046V55's and they will not work.
I've tried getting through to dell, but have since given up on reaching anyone with any idea where to get these parts. This laptop is just a few years old and was reasonably pricey when I bought it. I find it completely ridiculous that finding a replacement fan and battery has become a huge undertaking.
Maybe someone from Dell can assist here???? Still can't find this battery (C4K9V 55Wh) or the cooling fan...3 more replies
Hi, i have an Inspiron 15 7559. Last week my battery was damaged and can't use it anymore, since then I have low fps while gaming (gta v, witcher 3, etc.), I've read there is a kind of throttling when there is no battery, maybe the turbo boost is not being enabled.
Is there a way I can make the laptop work again like before, I can't buy a new battery yet because I live in Peru and is hard to find this battery model.
My Dell Inspiron 1525 battery died 4 days ago. I am going to buy a new one. If I buy it from Dell it will cost me about $150, but if I buy it from Amazon it will be $50. So do you recommend me to buy it from Amazon, and if I buy it from there is it going to affect my system or the motherboard of the system.
Please help as soon as you can
Thanks alot,, Salam Alshaikh
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My laptop battery will not charge with my original adapter so I bought a new one, along with a new battery.
Right now the laptop is running with no battery installed per a question from 2007: "If it's not giving you a good connection, it won't allow the laptop to charge the battery. Try taking the battery out and powering the computer only through the power adapter.", proving the power jack is ok.
Now what else could it be? I replaced the adapter cord. This laptop has been without a working battery for a while. The original battery was a 14.8V and this one is an 11.1V, could that be the problem??? ***That is not the problem because the battery was partially charged from the factory and the laptop ran off it but now that it is low, it will not charge again.***
TIA for any and all replies,
Yes, that could be the problem. You need to have the same voltage and other specs per the OEM's requirements.
Your system requires 14. 8V and 11.1V is NOT enough to run it.
You need to get yourself the correct battery and charging unit.
If I try to retrieve the Name attribute of Win32_Battery, I get non-alphanumerical information which then causes a problem with using this info as text (log file etc).
Can anyone help?
A simple example:-
Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &h10
Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &h20
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_BIOS", "WQL", wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly)
For Each objItem In colItems
WScript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
This gives "DELL RM6618B" followed by a random set of non-alphanumerical characters.
An example output is = (DELL RM6618B???????Y???)
which when viewed in a Hex Editor is :-
44 45 4C 20 52 4D 36 36 31 38 42 (this bit is Dell RM6618B) then,
3F 3F 3F 0C 3F 3F 3F 0C 3F 0B 59 09 3F 3F 3F
Is this it http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833600
I got a new battery for my Dell M5030 and it will not recognize the battery.
It is not a Dell genuine battery but an equivalent.
Is there any way to get my computer to recognize it?
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Let me just start off by saying that my laptop is a piece of junk, lol - I'm so frustrated with it right now. I'd love to just go out and get a new one but I'm a college student and there is no way I can afford too - so that means I have to make this computer last another year and a half for school.
One of the problems I'm having now is that my battery won't charge. I need to be able to take my computer to class and stuff and they don't all have plugs, so I need a working battery! This started about last May when the battery that I had for about 2-3 years started only holding a charge for about half an hour. I figured it was just on it's way out.
Then I had some more computer problems that resulted in a Dell guy replacing my motherboard (for reasons not related to the battery - and yes, my computer is still under warrenty). I figured, I just got a shiny new motherboard, I might as well invest in a new battery as well. So I ordered a new battery online and it worked fine when I first put it in, but now it won't charge.
I don't think it's the battery, it was new when I got it and worked fine until I needed to charge it. I also don't think it's the motherboard, since I just got that replaced.
Does anyone have any other ideas what it could be? Do you think it could be the power cord or something? I don't know! If it's something inside the computer I can get it replaced from Dell but they'r... Read more
Remove the battery, and look at the contacts on the laptop and battery. Make sure they look clean. You can try changing the power cord but Dell might be the best source of information for what is involved with charging the battery.
I always assumed laptops had the battery charging circuit built into the motherboard, but it is possible there is a seperate circuit board for charging the battery.
Since its under warranty you might as well take advantage of it.