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Dell D800 Problems!!

Hi There
I have a D800 and I am having problems:
basically It wont stay on if it's not attached to a plug,
I can't switch it off because I know I wont be able to start it up again,
It seems that if I don't use it for a bit I can switch it on again,
and previuos to that it used to switch on by it self in the middle of the night,

Do I have to call a GOST BUSTER or a simple technical support guy!!!

Thanks

Jenny

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  • karans Sep 08, 2008

    Upgraded my DELL D800 to 2G RAM and now it only runs on batteries - shuts down as soon as I plug the AC power - runs ok when it runs on 1G.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    My buddy's Dell would only run off of battery power not AC. When the battery lost it's charge (after about 2 hours of use) he would shut his machine down, plug it in, and wait for the battery to charge back up. Talk about an inconvenience. After being stuck on the phone with Dell Tech support, they told him the motherboard was most likely fried and that he would have to pay an absorbent amount of money to have it fixed.

    Well, it ended up being a bad piece of memory, and he would have never had known if it weren't for the person ahead of me with the same problem. I would have never guessed that memory would cause the problem, but it's definitely worth a try. If I could give a FixYa rating to the person ahead of me, I would!

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Could be a short in the battery, Dell batteries are notorious for this. Try running it without the battery for a while. If the problem goes away, then it'e tome for a new battery.

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