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New battery just got new battery inspiron 6400 ok while on mains take it off mains and light shows red and im informed it has no charge

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Got a new battery for Dell Inspiron 6400 but it won't charge


well if it's a new battery and you're having issues send it back, you may need to calibrate your new battery with the laptop

Nov 06, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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My dell inspiron 6400 battery is not charging. The power meter shows that the laptop is pluged to AC power, but the battery is not charging. I have also noticed that the battery charging led light is not...


Hello there:
what you can try to do is to remove the battery and unplug the power cord from the computer
now inspect the connections on the battery and the computer and clean both of them with a q tip and some rubbing alcohol make sure that it is really clean and let dry
now press the power button and hold for 30 seconds
now insert the battery and the power cord and start up the computer and see if this helps if not i would have the battery tested to see if there is a dead cell if so you will need a get a new battery. ok
hope that this is very helpful
best regards michael

Oct 23, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 6400 touchpad and keyboard work intermittently. battery light was flashing red this morning. i have to hit the keys several times before they work. laptop is plugged in.


sounds like your main battery needs replacing,move your mouse over the battery icon in the system tray(by the clock),to see if the battery is charging. If it is battery needs replacing. This can cause all kinds of strange issues .

Oct 12, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop battery isn't charging, I think :(


Debby
Try booting without the battery installed. You probably will have no change but this eliminates the battery as a source of the problem. If it doesn't boot and you are sure that the external power supply is ok, you probably have a bad motherboard. At that point, the unit needs to be checked out by a pro or a really competent amateur.

Aug 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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The battery light remains on unless the power


If the computer will run on battery alone, and you cannot fully charge the battery, it's probably time for a new battery. The life expectancy is 2-3 years if treated right. Some people get a lot more life than others.
Here's a suggestion: when you run your computer, let the battery run fully down at least once a month. Do not leave it plugged in to line power all the time. Do not keep charging it when it is only a little bit discharged.

Jul 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 6400 Battery problem


what i would suggest is to check the bios there may be a new flash download on the dell website, my wife has a inspiron 1525, which is plugged in and says not charging, the battery will not go above 0%, but we have had to send it to dell (still under warranty) faulty motherboard. if the bios is up to date, there could be a hardware issue with the battery or motherboard

Jan 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Inspiron 64000


Hi,
it can be two things in your situation

either the battery is bad

or

the motherboard connector that is connecting to the batter is bad

call dell technical support

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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DELL INSPIRON 6400 BATTERY CHARGE PROBLEM


The battery has 5 small dots in it. Those are there for no reason. Those are actually LED lights. There's a button you can press. If we number the lights 1-2-3-4-5 with 1 being closest to the button, check the lights when you press the button. If 1-3-5 are lit, that means that you have a dead battery and needs to be replaced. Other than that, you're battery might still be working but nearing the end of its life. Goto support.dell.com -> drivers and downloads -> enter your service tag or system type -> download Dell Quickset. Once Quickset is installed, it will diagnose your battery automatically and let you know if your battery already needs a replacement. It is just sad that batteries are covered with a separate 1-year warranty only. You can also go to www.dellbatteryprogram.com and check if your battery was part of the Dell Battery Recall Program.

Jun 21, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Blinking red light


Hi,
blinking red light with battery icon means that you are running out of battery power. if the computer is plugged in to the wall and it still does the same thing you may have to replace the ac adapter or charger. the charger should have a green light on it to indicate it is getting power.

hope this helps. thanks.

Nov 13, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Flashing icon at the top right of my Dell Inspiron 6400


seems your battery cell is the one having that issue. try replacing the battery or plug the laptop and let it recharge the battery to full.,

Oct 28, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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