I own an Inspiron 1011 mini laptop and it says the battery is unidentified (on startup and asking me to press f1 to continue) which means it won't charge (LED flashing white and red when battery is connected) and that it must be plugged to work. Is there anything I can do?
Clean the battery contacts and those on the mainboard - if that doesn't solve the problem, and there's no other sign of trouble (such as a failure of the system to recognize the AC adapter), replace the battery with a new one.
Battery is almost new and i have no problem with ac adapter. I've opened the computer and everything looks good in there.
Is this a Dell battery, or a third-party battery?