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M60 battery will not hold charge plugged into AC adapter all day

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If the battery is over 18 months old, the answer is replace the battery. If the battery is NEW then the charging circuit of the motherboard is bad

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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I've tried this with my own Dell.I used a toothbrush to clean the contacts on the battery and the computer and my problem went away.You can try this as well.If this works you should be ok,however if it fails you will have to replace the battery as it has expired.
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