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My Dell Inspirion 1720 laptop suddenly won't recognise its battery. It works when plugged in but turns off immediately if the cord is taken out. Do you know how to make it recognise the battery again? Thanks!! Sabrina

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To recalibrate the battery, complete the following steps:

1. Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Allow the battery to charge until the Battery Charge light turns off, showing that the battery is fully charged.
3. After the Battery Charge light turns off, unplug the AC adapter.
4. Turn on or restart your Notebook.
Reset the BIOS:
1. Restart the notebook.
2. Tap the F2 key as soon as the manufacturer logo appears.
3. Using the arrow keys, navigate to Exit menu and select Get defaults values. press f9 key to load default settings
4. Navigate to Exit menu and select Save Changes and Exit

5.go to the dell web site and update the Bios>> http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R192441&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1720&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=12916&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=6&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=1&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=264348

Click on the link and try to download the latest bios for the same.

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