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Battery not charging

My battery was not charging, when I would unplug my computer it would shut off almost immediately. I bought a new charging cord, that didn't help. I bought a new battery, it seemed to work for a few days, but now I am back to it shutting off immediately after unplugging it. Please help.

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  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    the battery icon? then no it isn't there

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    yep

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    I just removed and reinserted the battery and yes the tab slid back into postion on it's own

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    No, that battery indicator light is blinking red 4 times the once green.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    My computer?

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    Dell Latitude D600

    Battery Model LDED600

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    Actually no, that charger had over heated and the box in the middle was warped. So, I threw it away.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    battery is correct,

    charger 19.5 volts.

    Could this be my problem?

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    thank you.

    Should I be worried that it fried my new battery?

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    I do have a desktop as well. Thank you for your help. I guess I will be making a purchase of a new charger.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    model JP-65-0V

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    I tried both of these solutions and neither worked. On the outside of the battery is an area that appears to be able to show me battery life or something. When I depress this area no lights light up. Could this possibly mean the battery is a dud?

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    Now in my power meter it says I don't have a battery installed.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    there is only one place to put the battery. Flipping the computer over it goes under where your right hand would sit when typing.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    I went in the powercfg.cpl and it is in there

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    no, it says "Not present" for both a first and second battery. I only have one, but it has the capabilities for 2

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    It was showing an "X" over #1 with 0% beside it. Now it says "Not present"

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    The contacts seem ok. There is a small battery.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    no, sorry I don't.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    I'm not sure about shops locally, I will have to ask my husband. As for the battery, he bought it on line for me. I'm not sure where it came from.

  • bethaniera Aug 30, 2008

    I will be away from the house this evening, (family reunion) so I will check back in late tonight or early morning. Thank you for your help.

  • bethaniera Sep 02, 2008

    Thank you for all your assistance. I will have to purchase a new one.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    The replacement battery was brand new ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is there an icon in your system tray.... lower right hand on the taskbar ?



    Robert



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When you installed the battery... did the tab move all the way back after you installed the battery.... you have to hold the tab in the open position while you install the battery.... after it is firmly seated release the tab and it should slide back in position. if it doesn't and the battery appears to be seated properly push the tab back into place.

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    but it still isn't charging ?



    Robert

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    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    ok ... i'll need the brand and model number again i need to do some research.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    yes... and the number on the battery would be helpful as well.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    I may have found a couple solutions.... first do you still have the old charger a/c adaptor ?



    If so plug that into your laptop and try it.



    Other options but lets try that first



    Robert



  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    two more things as well... examine the battery you have. the voltage should say 11.1 volts. the charger should say 11-16 volts output.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    Wrong charger... i suggest you remove it till you get the right one

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    there is a chance of that .... i presume you have a desktop computer as well .... but i'd take the adaptor off the laptop



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    ok i'm annoyed with myself. one charger i looked up was 11-16... another was up to 19 volts..... let me do some more looking .... i'll post some other solutions after i confirm what charger that should be.... it might be handy to give me the model number of the charger you are using ...



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    i'm not sure why one site has different information about the charger and another site has other information. be that as it may the correct voltage appears to be 19.5 volts.



    So here are two options that appear to have some success.



    first

    1. Remove battery from unit.
    2. Unplug AC adaptor
    3. Hold down power button for 5-10 seconds.
    4. Wait 1 - 1 1/2 hours before reinstalling battery.



    second



    I have found by letting the computer go through the process of going into stand-by and waiting for it to then go into hibernation, it resets the battery. From this point, recharge the computer battery and the blinking will stop. This is about a two-day turnaround. It has worked for me 3 times now because I keep allowing the battery to discharge too much and the blinking restarts.



    I have a dell inspiron 3800 ... good laptop ... lousy battery.



    Try the first option and let me know how it goes. i'm sure you are frustrated with it as i would be.



    Robert





    Robert


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    It is basically a meter to tell you how much charge the battery has.... which side of the laptop are you plugging the battery in. if i remember right ... you can use either front bay for a battery. i'll go find the manual shortly to confirm that. As i said i owned a inspiron so that was an option.

    perhaps you own one or you have a friend that has a multimeter. the next thing i would do is check that the voltage on the charger is what it should be.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    which power meter ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    give me about 5 minutes to get the manuals for that. when you go into that... does it show that the battery is charging ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    Ok ... from looking at the manual there are other things to try but first.... turn off the laptop and turn it over... remove the battery and inspect the contacts where the battery plugs in... do the appear damaged in any way ?

    Second ... toward the front there is a little door ... just like the battery door on the remote for you tv.... open that to confirm there is in fact a small battery in there. it should be present as you haven't mentioned the laptops failure to keep date/time.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    I suspect i am missing the merely obvious... in the meantime while i think this over. do you have a meter to test the output voltage of the charger ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 30, 2008

    Testing the output voltage of the adapter would eliminate one suspect cause. i'm not sure if you live near any shops that would test that for you. the second suspect at the moment would be the battery. did you buy it at a local computer shop/store ? If so i would suggest returning it and getting a replacement as it may very well be defective.... i'll do some more research today after i've done my shopping etc.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 01, 2008

    The best thing i can find as a solution appears to be that the battery is in fact defective.



    Robert

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