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Dell inspiron 600m idle battery


I have an aged 600m (4 years old with original battery) which has been really finicky lately - about 10 days ago it decided not to recognise its AC adapter (and subsequently powered down completely) then suddenly found it again 2 days later. I used it on battery power briefly (to half power) after that time. However, the battery has run to zero suddenly and refuses to recharge - the battery status is listed as 'idle' and every time i start up my computer i get a black screen telling me it can't properly identify the AC adapter and asking if i want to go into F2 setup. If i skip set up the computer works, but the battery remains idle. Thoughts?


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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    The battery was working well and worked 1 hour time without AC power but suddenly one day it showed no battery detected.



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The battery has gone bad and needs replaced, also check manufacturers web site to see if the battery is on recall, may be get it for free.

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