A friend has a problem, she has a dell inspiron 9400 that has decided it wont charge the battery. It is contantly stuck at 8% and wont charge the battery, this has been ngoing on since just before christmas. Is ther eany reason why a battery wont charge?
She did say that she had dropped it dropped it about 2 1/2 to 3 feet form her desk to the floor. though the whole pc works fine, the battery has decided to throw in the towl.
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Re: dell 9400 battery problem
There's a good chance if the casing got damaged that the connector that connects the battery pack to the system was also damaged. First I'd suggest trying another compatible battery pack if you can get your hands on one. Bear in mind that there can be damage to the connector even if it's not visible.
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try to charge the battery while the computer is off for 3 hours. if that does not work, remove the battery from the computer and turn on the computer using only the ac adapter. if the computer is working fine using only the ac adapter, call your computer manufacturer for possible battery replacement
Are you saying that you provided 12 volts via a USB device TO your laptop? The motherboard may have been damaged by that. However, a surge like that would likely damage the internal power supply. This is the part of the laptop that takes the power from the AC or battery and converts it into usable power for the computer. As always, if you choose to work on this yourself, ensure that you are working in a 100% static-free environment. One little static charge can make your entire repair project null. Expect to pay $150-300 at a repair shop for this repair.
Try another headphones if possible..you have already checked the speaker so half of thework you hve already done .. try to get a diffrent headphones from friends if they work .. then its your headphone gone bad & you would need to replace it.
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Does the laptop power up just no charge the battery? If the laptop does not power on then you may have a bad power supply in the unit. If it does power up than you most likely have a bad battery connector of blown fuse on the motherboard. The flashing of the BIOS is done with a bootable cd or floppy but this will not keep the new battery from charging. The reason Dell states that you need at least 10% battery to flash a BIOS is because if your AC power goes out while you are doing a BIOS upgrade and you don't have battery power the BIOS will be incomplete and your laptop will not boot again without replacing the motherboard.
Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not, Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not, Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.
Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.
You can also pick up the batteries less expensive than most computer places at batteries plus. And yes it sounds as though it is the batteries charge is getting low, especially if it runs fine when the battery is out and you have it plugged in.