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I get the message ''The model number for the primary battery cannot be determined.This will prevent any battery present from charging i've flashed the new bios recommended by dell to stop the battery charging light flashing red...but...its still doing it..any ideas its a Dell inspiron 1501

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  • ordainedduke Apr 17, 2009

    Thanks Dageezer, I'm wondering if Dells own batteries are any better than the others on the market?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    I've got the same problem with my Dell Inspiron 1501. It has the original Dell genuine battery. And a full compliment of green LEDs indicating a full battery charged.

  • R.K.Dewan Apr 21, 2013

    I have go the same problem.Purchased anew battery for my Dell Inspiron 1501 from Dell. Battery does notcharge,red light flashes, system says No Battery . System working fine with only AC Adapter connected and Battery removed.

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The Battery LED is indicating a battery failure. So the next step is to replace it. The battery life is generally 300 to 500 discharge/recharge cycles. So it appears a replacement battery is due.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • IQUIT Apr 17, 2009

    I haven't noticed a real difference in Quality between a Dell Branded Battery an ones from Battery Wholesalers. Generally, the wholesalers are cheaper but they may not have as good a warranty.

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