Battery won't stay charged

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Battery won't stay charged

  • Inspiron 2200 is not keeping battery charge.  How long do these batteries normally last and is there anything I can do to get

    it to charge

  • 18-24 months is normal - the system is probably about the right age to be in need of a new battery.

     

  • husky0894

    18-24 months is normal - the system is probably about the right age to be in need of a new battery.

    Hello,

    A lot depends on usage and the number of charge discharge cycles. But at heavy use on battery that is about right.

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    Darrell

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  • Welcome to the forums Wink

     

     

    As already stated, it's past its 'sell by' date, really.

    If it's still under warranty, Dell should replace it for you.  If it's out of warranty, you'll have to buy the replacement out of your own pocket.  But they're not particularly expensive.

     

    Unfortunately however, the Dell UK website doesn't list a battery for the Inspiron 2200 (or for my XPS M1730 for that matter!), so if you're in the UK yourself, you'll have to phone them.

    Alternatively, there are plenty of third-party websites which sell Dell laptop accessories Smile

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

    XPS M1730:

    Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
    17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
    4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
    DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
    640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
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    Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
    Integrated 2MP Webcam
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
    TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
    4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

    230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

  • I have a Dell Inspiron 700 which does not recognize the battery. Is there anything I can do ?

    thank you for any information

  • If a new battery isn't recognized as well, the mainboard is faulty.

  • husky0894

    If a new battery isn't recognized as well, the mainboard is faulty.

    Hello,

    Maybe not. Is this new battery one that you bought from Dell? If not you might have been sold a battery that is defective or does not meet the specs required for your system. What brand is it? And where did you buy it?

    Mis Dos Centavos,
    Darrell

    Gadfly at large

    Helping Dell Customers here since 1998
    Darrell's computer help and information web site
    My systems ...
    Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
    Toshiba Tecra M1
    Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
    Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
      Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!