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Dell ADAMO 13 w/Vista 64 Random power failure...goes dead in 1 second. Battery fully charged. Happened with external power and when on battery. I have latest BIOS v6.0. I ran pre-boot diagnostics and no error codes revealed. The Dell "My Tech Team" experts now want to replace the solid state hard drive. Doesn't seem logical to go there? I think it may be more related to connector to display and in some cases power failure seems to have occurred when display is angled or being angled back at greater than 90 degree angle. Please don't waste my time unless someone has seen and can identify cause of this problem.

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Hello,

Thanks for using FixYa.

Your battery flex cable might need re-seating. I will give you detailed instruction on how to do this. This information is from our Dell Technical Support Vault. Please do not disclose this information to others. Another warning is that you might void your warranty if you damage the flex cable so be very careful.

Before anything else... remove the AC adapter from the laptop.

Locate the three slots on the bottom of the system.

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In each slot, a metal tab needs to be shifted. This unlocks several tabs that hold each side of the battery / bottom cover.

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Locate one of the side slots.

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Insert the special battery latch tool so that it engages the latch. Slide it toward the back of the sDell ADAMO 13 w/Vista 64 - 78fcb5d.jpg/>
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Insert the battery latch tool in the slot on the other side of the system. Slide the latDell ADAMO 13 w/Vista 64 - d56205d.jpghe back of the system.

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Insert the latch tool in the slot aDell ADAMO 13 w/Vista 64 - 8019e39.jpg of the system. Slide the latch toward the right.

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Pry up the battery / bottom cover with a plastic scribe and tilt it up toward the back of the system.











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