i have had the dell inspiron 1525 for more than 4 years and running in on vista. 6 months ago i updated it to windows 7 and when i did that, it shows my battery as 1% and it needs to be replaced. it was working fine on vista untill i updated. I reinstalled vista on my dell and now it is doing the same thing 1% the battery will last well over an hour and i need some help to fix my battery meter. i have been told to update my BIOS but i can't cause i need 10% or more battery. i have noticed that the drivers for the battery will not install also in device manager. is there any other way to get the battery drivers?
Thank you if anyone can help
Welcome to the Community. Try uninstalling Dell Quickset and reinstalling it to see if that makes a difference. The next option is to get another battery from a friend to update your Bios. To uninstall Dell Quickset, click on start, control panel, programs and features, uninstall a program, select Dell Quickset and click on Uninstall. Once its removed use the below link to install it.
Well Royan, installing dell quickset didn't do anything really. i have tried removing my battery and plugging it back in and it searches for 2 base system drivers and the quickly goes to no drivers found. are the base system drivers for the battery? if it is, is there another way to obitain them?
I just noticed that you upgraded to windows 7. After upgrading did you install the drivers in the correct order, or some devices may not work properly. Check below link for help.
I think your missing the Chipset, and the Notebook system software.
Intel Mobile Chipset : www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats
Ricoh Driver: www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats
Dell System Software: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails
Hope this helps.
Hello again Royan, the Dell system driver won't install on my computer, it is it doesnt support my serivce pack and i'm on windows 7 Home Premium service pack one. Should i try reinstall windows, or even vista?
First things first - does the BIOS (F2 at powerup) detect the battery?
I put my Laptop back to windows vista and i am still getting the same error on the laptop, the battery will last 1 hour and 5mins and it says 1% remaining still. my BIOS shows it fully charged at 1%. i think this my be a BIOS problem. is there a way to bypass having 10% battery when updating the BIOS. Please anyone respond i am a very happy dell user and i am hoping to fix this issue.
There's no way to bypass the BIOS check for the battery - and forcing a flash is an invitation to a dead mainboard. If the battery is original, it needs to be replaced - it has long outlived its expected lifespan.
I got Dell inspiron 1501, 7 years old and I got the same problem. As the last solution to solve my problem I did in steps:
1.wrap battery in plastic;
2.refrigerate battery for 5-7 hours at -18 C degrees;
3. maintain battery on room temperature for 10 hours;
4.incorporate battery into laptop.
Believe me, It do not have a logical technical solution but it works for me. Please do not ask me way just do it and see what it is happen.