Purchased a new Dell Inspiron 6000 (9 cell) battery
Purchased a new Dell Inspiron 6000 9 cell battery and it charges fine and shows 5 hours and 99% charge when fully charged. Works Ok for about 3 hours until about 30% charge remaining and then justs shuts down. When plugged back into power, it shows 28% charge remaining but just shuts down again until charged up (no warnings, just dies immediately). Any ideas on action required?
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The input jack that is soldered to the motherboard (where the AC jack plugs in) probably has a cold solder joint. Thus the laptop switches from battery to AC power. You can try to have the solder joints re-soldered.
Since you have already replaced the battery and the laptop works with
the AC charger, then probably the charge circuit in the system board (mother board) is bad. I have rarely seen an AC charger that will power the laptop but not charge the battery. 99% of the time, if it is not the battery, it is the system board.
Yep, Id get another battery if I was you. I bet it runs down pretty fast too. sounds like one of the cells in the battery is dying.
Now if this is a new generic battery off ebay or an Amazon type store then those typically dont last very long so it could still be a dead cell. To get a good as OEM battery you usually either need to spend the bucks or rebuild it yourself. I dont suggest trying to do that unless you are really into electronics and soldering etc.
Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not, Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not, Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.
Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.
You can also pick up the batteries less expensive than most computer places at batteries plus. And yes it sounds as though it is the batteries charge is getting low, especially if it runs fine when the battery is out and you have it plugged in.