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Inspiron9100 charges the battery, but does not run off it

Hi, My Inspiron 9100 charges the battery, but when I unplug it from the wall outlet it dies. the indicator for the battery says that it is fully charged.

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You've got a dead cell in the battery pack. Replace the cell (there're howto's dotted around the web) or replace the battery pack.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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Dell or Panasonic? Your post has both listed.

If the blinking light on a Dell is yellow or amber or orange (somewhere in that color range) and continues to blink the entire time it is plugged into AC power (wall outlet) and when you unplug it from the wall the laptop immediately dies .... then you battery is dead and needs replaced.

If the blinking light stops after a while (perhaps a minute?) and then turns green while plugged into AC power, then it is successfully charging - or so it thinks.

When you unplug it from the wall, does it stay up and running?
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If it dies immediately upon unplugging, then your battery is dead and needs replaced.

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If your battery is a lithium ion battery then according to the folks at Battery University:
"The worst condition is keeping a fully charged battery at elevated temperatures, which is the case with running laptop batteries. If used on main power, the battery inside a laptop will only last for 12-18 months. I must hasten to explain that the pack does not die suddenly but begins with reduced run-times"
see their website at : http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm
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A hardware fault


the battery may not be fully charged here is a simply fix use a toothbrush and clean the contacts on the battery and on the computer itself,check also that the blower vents are not blocked and you have good air flow.try again time it see how long it last.Failing that you might have a failing battery.
Good luck

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