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I bought new battery for vostro 1400, inserted but computer does not detect it and charge it. I downloaded bios and upgraded. I tried it says, plug in ac adapter and battery while batter already is there. It does not find it. Appreciate your kind help.

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  • rkadhikari Feb 04, 2010

    Yes, I have tried many times. It fits well.

  • rkadhikari Feb 04, 2010

    I checked with f2, it says, no battery installed. Underneath it says, ac adaptor = unkown device installed. What to do. It still detects the old battery.

  • Sam Courtney May 11, 2010

    Have you inserted the battery properly?

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Hi,

Might as well try to go to BIOS it self , restart computer press F2 and try to clear NVRAM or check if the battery was recognized.

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