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DELL INSPIRON 6400 BATTERY CHARGE PROBLEM

MY LAPTOP RUNS OK OFF THE MAINS SO AM ASSUMING MY CHARGER INTO THE MACHINE IS GOOD BUT WONT CHARGE THE BATTERY BOUGHT ANOTHER NEW BATTERY STILL THE SAME CAN ANYONE HELP
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  • misszip2000 Aug 27, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Literally over night, after having great battery strength, the battery suddenly died. I purchased a new battery, which arrived today. It will not charge either. It arrived partially charged, so I know it works and it is not the battery. The computer works fine when plugged in and is working with the new battery, although I have no way of charging the battery at this point.

  • calmstorm Nov 28, 2008

    More than that - before having this problem when I was removing the battery , the system would turn off, even the charger was plugged in. Now when I unplug the charger my laptop runs normally. I assume that there is some chip damaged on motherboard instead of dead battery or bad charger, I think this is the real problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    Me too exactly the same as the last poster

  • jbshooter Jan 04, 2009

    I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I have recently reinstalled Windows XP on, but now the battery won't charge.  When I boot the system or remove the power cord and plug it back in the battery light will come on for about 30 seconds but then it goes off.  When I look at the battery settings in Windows it says that it is charging, but the percent of charge never changes.  Any ideas?


  • waddleitbe Feb 23, 2009

    On Dell 6400. I have more than one battery and now none will charge but PC works well on just straight power. I can see the 'plug' icon at bottom right corner showing it is running on AC but the 'lighting bolt' icon usually above the plug is absent. Also, it does not recognize the original Dell AC 19.5 volt 65 Watt adapter. Is this possibly the BIOS? or adapter is no longer at full 65watt strength. Volt meter registers 20 volts.

  • bsolomon Mar 04, 2009

    I have a relatively new ispiron 6400.The problem I have is that the battery does not charge. thoght it is a problem with the charger,so tried the charger on another similar laptop.it was fine. changed a new battery but it is not any better. seems the laptop does not reognize the charger nd therefore does not charge.
    I hope i can save the laptopaftr spending so much for it and now it is practically useless if it cannot charge.
    i dont remember having dropped it o subjected it to a great  shock.

  • jonathannc Mar 12, 2009

    battery does not charge, no light on battery test what so ever as its not been charged for about 6 months if not longer.. its a real pain .yet the 6400 works fine off the power supply. tried to open up the battery pack but its breaking up. what can i do. new charger yet it shows good output, new battery yet why should the old battery suddenly stop working, not as if it was used much.. any help would be great, no problems until the warranty expired.

  • selva_sahay Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same problem also..I remember dropping the laptop once...but still was working fine untill i used my Sister-in-law's charger(Dell also but diff model)...Ever since my battery has this problem..Some suggested to Install the BIOS ..tried but wont work...Looking for a solution for a long time.. Need help.. TQ

  • john498madma May 08, 2009

    My problem is the same, i bought the laptop 3 years ago, after 1 year and a month the battery didn't charge anymore. On advise of Dell i bought a 9 cells battery, now after 2 years this battery also didn't charge anymore

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The battery has 5 small dots in it. Those are there for no reason. Those are actually LED lights. There's a button you can press. If we number the lights 1-2-3-4-5 with 1 being closest to the button, check the lights when you press the button. If 1-3-5 are lit, that means that you have a dead battery and needs to be replaced. Other than that, you're battery might still be working but nearing the end of its life. Goto support.dell.com -> drivers and downloads -> enter your service tag or system type -> download Dell Quickset. Once Quickset is installed, it will diagnose your battery automatically and let you know if your battery already needs a replacement. It is just sad that batteries are covered with a separate 1-year warranty only. You can also go to www.dellbatteryprogram.com and check if your battery was part of the Dell Battery Recall Program.

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I reported this problem on 23 Feb and have solved this problem for my 6400 by purchasing a new AC adapter. I went to e-bay and searched for my model number listed on the charger and found several. I purchased about the cheapest one for $17.00 as i was not sure it would fix the problem. Plugged it in and presto, my battery charged. Now I wished I had bought a little heaver duty one with a longer connection cords.

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  • beccamn Nov 10, 2010

    Hopefull it can help to solve problem by changing battery .it seems now the battery problem is really a headache,pls kindly visit our websitehttp://dell-laptop-batteries.net/inspiro... for more new model at most preferable price.

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Has the laptop ever been dropped. The only thing I can think of is damage to the charging circuit on the motherboard. You would need a visual inspection to be 100% sure.

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I think the first you'd better confirm that if you battery power you laptop ok or not, and get some battery management software as a monitor to understand the state of the battery, may be it wille give you some information what the problem is. And you said "the second  battery"? Is it a replace one? the replacement dell inspiron 6400 battery is not the same with the original one though the are compatibility, so you can't use it to diagnose the fault.

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  • Johnpush Nov 05, 2012

    That's very kind of you to share this for us.Thank you!

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The flashing batt if left forever, eventually puts excessive strain on the chargers sensing circuit causing it to fail. (mine took a few months) A new battery was eventually bought, alas too late. A new ac adapter had to be bought as well. The old one continued to provide power, but would not charge the new battery since the sensing circuit was now shot.

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I know this was a problem with the 6000 model and related to the charger.  A new charger would have to be bought from third party.  I had  the link for that somewhere, but found it just by searching for inspiron 6000 battery problem.

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Here is a very interesting thing that happen.
I had a trip on my holiday to a village, i plugged my laptop and the battery started to charge as before.
We measured the outlet tension and it indicated 250 V :)) Also during the trip to the laptop was placed in a bag that was kept for about 8 hours in a car trunk where the temperature was below 0 C :)))))
From now on my laptop battery is working / charging perfectly.



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