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Dell batteries. my dell inspiron 1520 stopped charging. the charge light shows that its charging for about 2-4 seconds, then flashes as if its dead a few time, then goes back to acting as if it were charging. This continues to repeat and i cant get it to charge up enough for me to use it. On a thread you said that you took out the battery and tested it, but how do you test a laptop battery? NOTE: it says dell inspiron 1501 pc note book, but it's actually a 1520. it wont let me submit this as 1520.

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You could have the same roblem that I have.
I tried charging the battery on another 1520 and it worked OK
my prob is the PSU although working OK isn't geting to the computer/battery
looking for a protection diode but cant find it.( if protection diode goes all power goes to earth). If you find a circuit for the motherboard please let me know Tom

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Its time change ur batteries

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If your dell laptop computer runs normally on the AC adapter, but the battery won’t charge, please try the following troubleshooting steps:
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1, Remove the battery from the system.
2, Look at the connectors in the bay and on the battery for signs of physical damage.
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4, Reinsert the battery; push until it locks into place and the latch snaps back to the locked position.
Swap Bays or Try A Second Computer:
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The following systems permit a battery to be used in either bay:
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Flash the BIOS:
Flashing the BIOS can correct many hardware issues.
NOTE:Dell recommends that you update the BIOS on your system, only if you are having problems
1, Go to “The Dell support site”
2, Be sure your system is the one listed in the Your System section on the left.
3, Click the Downloads tab
4, Choose your operating system from the drop down menu
5, Select FlashBIOS Updates as the download category.
6, Click Go.
Select the link to download the most current version of the BIOS:
1, Save the program to your desktop.
2, Go to the desktop and double click the icon.
3, You will be given the option to either create a BIOS disk or flash the disk from the hard drive.

Run the Recalibration Utility if Your System has One:
This utility runs the battery all the way down and then recharges it completely. The process takes several hours so it is best to run it overnight. Use only the recalibration program specified for your system. Using any other program could void your warranty!
Latitude LM, Inspiron 3000 and Inspiron 3200 systems use this recalibration program: BATRECAL.EXE
Inspiron 5000, Inspiron 7000, and Inspiron 7500 systems use this program: I75BRCA0.EXE
Latitude LS, Latitude L400, Latitude X200, and Inspiron 2100 enable a recalibration option on the Power page of the BIOS Setup Program:
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Try to charge a second battery like your own if possible.
If the second battery won’t charge, the problem may be caused by the charging system in your computer.
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