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Battery when I start up, it says it doesn't recognize the battery.

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  • rlm111 Sep 22, 2008

    Thank you for responding I wish there was a way to fix it without buying a new charger.


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Be sure to check the status of the battery in the bios. you can enter the bios by powering on the computer and tapping the F2 button on the dell logo. once in the bios check the status of the batter y and the AC adapter. If you get the message AC adapter type not determined it is a bad AC adapter or a bad motherboard (in most cases it is the ac adapter). if you get the message battery not recogonized try disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. if the message is the same and the system is outside 1 year from the date of invoice get a new battery as the battery has a one year warranty only. Try using a good known battery is available to test.

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Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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    Arjun Aukta Sep 30, 2008

    The problem comes up if the charger wire is shot so either you can cut up the charger and re-solder it (Thats what I did) but I suggest a new charger will be a better option.


It dose the same to me... and i fixed it by changing the charger.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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