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Battery cannot be identified Every time I boot up my Dell Inspiron 1501 I get the following message: "Warning: The Battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery." I haven't changed anything. All of the equipment is original and came with the laptop new. I've been keeping it plugged in with the AC adaptor and it continues to work fine,

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    thank you. I will try that.



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Generally this is an indication that the battery has failed. The normal life span of a PC battery is 300 to 500 recharge cycles (Roughly 12 to 18 months) so the most likely answer is buy a new battery since this one is already out of warranty

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Dageezer is wrong... The solution will be to update the bios version.

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I suggest you a few steps to solve your problem.
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  • then connect the charger and charge the battery fully and try booting the system.
  • if this don't work check the output of your charger and see if it is working fine.
  • if it is working fine then remove the battery and connect the charger and try starting the system.
  • if it works then there are two things possible.
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The BIOS flash was EASY (not scary like I thought it would be) and the problems disappeared immediately. Whew! I was worried about flashing the BIOS, but like I said, it was simple. Thanks for the advice, folks.
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When I turn on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, I get this:

Warning: the battery cannot be identified.

This system will be unable to charge this battery.

Press Any Key to Continue.

Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP.

Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu.
what should i do?

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