I used my mini until it died out, which was days later, and couldn't find the charger. Well it's been about a month now and I finally unpacked the charger for my mini. When I plugged it in my mini said that it cannot recognize the battery and it won't charge it. I've updated bios and it still will not charge. I bought the mini just in Feb of this year (2011).
Do I need a new battery or is there something else I can do? I am aware that Dell no longer sells the battery for this computer.
Welcome to the Community. Check if the battery is getting recognized in the BIOS, by pressing F2 at the Dell Logo. I suggest you call Dell Technical Support in your region for a battery replacement, since its not been a year. The battery comes with a 1 year warranty.