My daughter's computer stopped turning on, the battery doesn't seem
to be charging. Would this keep it from coming on at all, even when
plugged up? There are four lights beside the on switch that should
light up, only the far left one comes on steady and the second from
the right flashes 9 times and then they go out.(they are green) I figure I need a new
battery, but don't want to buy one if it's something else.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 2200 won't start
First thing I would try is to unplug the machine, remove the battery and clean the contacts on the battery and in the battery housing with a pencil eraser. Blow out the shavings and reinstall battery - the way it sounds is that there may be dirt or corrosion causing an interference between the computer and battery contacts - for charging and powering up.
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1. Turn your Dell 2200 laptop over.
2. Find the laptop battery release button lock for your Dell 2200 laptop.
3. Now that your Dell 2200 laptop battery is unlocked, find the battery release button down.
4. Holding the laptop battery release button, gently pull your battery away from the laptop.
5. Now that your Dell 2200 battery is removed, grab your replacement Dell 2200 battery for installation.
6. Insert the battery into the slot. Push the Dell 2200 battery towards the laptop and secure it in place.
The red light is indicating that there is a battery in the system that does not respond to charging.
if the computer doest regognize a battery at all i would nor react with orange blinking.
Start the computer without the battery in place,
only have the power cord connected,
There will be no blinking.
Dell use the "blink" to tell the user its time to buy a new battery.
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sounds like your charging circuit isn't working or the adapter isn't putting out enough power or amprage to fully charge the battery, or you battery went bad. if the charging circuit is bad then so is *********** board, time to burry the system and buy a new one
Sounds more like a hardware issue, see if you can check the battery with a multi-meter and see just how charged it is, if it's fully charged then it's most likely the battery sensor needing to be replaced.
This could be a couple of issues. One, the computer could be over heating and shutting down. Ask her if her laptop was warm and if the fan was constantly running. The second possiblity is the cord that plugs into the laptop has become loose and once wiggled will cause it to turn off because the battery doesn't hold a charge. Have her put the laptop on the table and with the computer running wiggle the cable. If it shuts down its a bad connector. In this case find someone with mad soldering skills and re-solder the connector on the motherboard.
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Try to turn off the computer and remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook. Turn on the computer with just the charger plugged in. If it doesnt turn on. you may have a bad power port.
If it has no power/charging issue since that happened except that the indicator light doesnt turn on when you plug in the charger, you may just need a bios update. Click here. That's the bios update for the inspiron 2200 from dell's website. You should have at least 30% charge on the battery and the ac adapter should be plugged in so you can run it. The computer will restart and will come back normally after this. I'd suggest that you backup your files before running this.