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[*] Post 423903 posted on 30-11-2010 at 19:37 Reply With Quote
Dell battery problem



Hi folks
I have a problem with a Dell Inspiron 2200.
The battery had been failing for a while so I have been running solely on AC power for a couple of months until I got fed up with this (battery by now completely dead so laptop would crash as soon as AC power was disconnected).
So, I got a new battery but nothing changed. Laptop still runs only on AC and BIOS says "battery not installed"
I went on Dell website to update my BIOS but I found I already have the latest version.
Any suggestions anyone?
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Pete
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[*] Post 423906 posted on 30-11-2010 at 19:43 Reply With Quote


Sounds like there is a busted wire between the plug, charger or battery that is preventing the battery from getting juice and the computer recognizing it is installed.
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[*] Post 423908 posted on 30-11-2010 at 19:55 Reply With Quote


Thanks for the quick reply Redwolf.
So a new AC adaptor might be the answer? Didn't think of that as the adaptor still powers the laptop! Doh!
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