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Dell d620 will not go into charge mode

Ever since i start using another battery two months ago (also a dell battery) I've had charging problems. Now neither battery charges anymore -- the little green battery icon will not light up. Runs fine on AC. No red X over battery when I look at it under power options and either battery will continue to run down without AC power -- one is now 40% and the other 70%. I've flashed the latest bios update several times. How can I get that little green battery light to come on and charge again???

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  • roryupnorth Jun 22, 2008

    The batteries are ok. This problem has been intermittent and when the laptop will go into charge mode (the little green battery icon lights up) then the batteries will charge and be good for several hours. But it's now been more than one week since the battery charging icon has lit up. For some reason it will not go into charge mode. Help -- someone -- please!

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    pyrhyc you need to read his post again. his batteries are NOT CHARGING. holding a charge was not his issue. and 2 batteries being bad at the same time? really? your a trouble shooting genious i must say. I in fact have the same problem and i have one brand new battery. is this one bad too you think????? just bc you dont have a good solution doesnt mean you should post useless missleading advice. idiot



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This is usually caused by a bad battery. Sounds like both batteries are not working properly. They may still hold some charge, but they are wearing out. After all, they are batteries, and bateries wear out. Keep in mind that some batteries are better than others, even though they may be the same brand, some will hold a charge longer, and some wear out faster. I'm on my second new battery in a year and a half on my Dell, the first held a great charge but wore out after approx 8 months, the one I'm using now still charges fine but only last about an hour and 15 mins.

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