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  • Forum Thread: XPS L502X "plugged in, charging" but still not charging.

    I have a Dell XPS L502X laptop bought in May 2012. While in warranty (around April-May 2013) it had some serious heating and charging issues and some parts(motherboard,charger,battery) were replaced. Now the warranty has expired but a new problem has cropped up. The battery has stopped charging. On the...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop Storage for 3 months

    I am going abroad and planning to leave my laptop, Dell XPS, at home only. I wanted to ask how should i store my laptop for 3 months? What about the battery? How should i keep it? My main concern is for CMOS battery. I fear it will discharge completely in 3 months if it does not get recharged. Can it...
  • Forum Thread: Why can't I add an Inspiron battery to another Inspiron laptop? (Inspiron 6000)

    Hello, everyone. I recently bought an Inspiron 6000 thinking it would be fine because I'll pretty much only be using it mainly for school- however the battery doesn't work so I can't really use it at school now. So, I have another Inspiron that broke, but still has a perfectly fine working...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude D610 not booting up and the green light is always glowing

    Hello, I am facing a strange problem with my Dell D610 laptop. Both on adapter and battery the laptop is not booting up. The power light is always on and the battery light is red. On battery(without the adapter plugged in) by pressing the power button for 30 sec the light goes off and again putting...
  • Forum Thread: battery problem

    i have an inspiron 1501 and it is a year old. i just started getting messages saying i need a new battery and the battery meter just started saying that it is only holding 30 min of power when a couple days ago when i was on battery power it lasted 2 hours. i tried to download the bios revision and that...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3750 Laptop will occasionally not power up with battery in.

    I have a problems with a customers 1 year old Vostro 3750 laptop (out of warranty by 3 weeks . The majority of time it works fine but occasionally it will not power on at all i.e. no fan, no leds, no video or indication of any sort. To resolve this I have to remove the battery and start the laptop...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Orange Blinking Battery LED Problem

    Hi did anyone ever resolve the orange blinking LED issue? I have a Inspirion 1300 for a couple years. When the light began blinking I purchased a replacement battery; however, when I leave it plugged into AC and the battery gets fully charged it starts blinking orange again. I have been unplugging the...
  • Forum Thread: Trouble with the battery in my Inspiron 1440

    I have a trouble, I disassemble my inspiron 1440 for cleaning, it was working fine before. When I assembled the laptop, the battery did not charge. The system shows that the battery is ok but it doesn't charge, I upgraded the BIOS, I disassemble the computer again and it is fine, I don't know...
  • Forum Thread: Should I use balanced powe saving on AC connected?

    Hello. I was setting my power saving plans on my Inspiron 17r. I have question. Is there any problem when I set "Maximum Performance" next to video, wifi, java script in all plans on AC connected mode? I see that by default in some plans there is Balanced or low performance set...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude D630 Battery issue...

    Laptop: Dell Latitude D630 I turned on the computer and the orange battery light was flashing like crazy. I took out the battery and saw the 5 green lights lit up on it. By the way, its been out of the laptop for an hour now and those lights are still on. If I press the button (even is I...
  • Forum Thread: could there be more batteries recalled?

    I went to the recall spot and it says that the battery for my computer is recalled but then it gives a list of the battery numbers and mine doesnt show... but my batter totally wont work I didnt drop it or anything. Whenever its in the orange light comes on and stays on.. if i take the battery out...
  • Forum Reply: Re: bios upgrade for vostro 3400

    My battery won't charge and I am told I need the bios update on my vostro 3400. Problem is the battery is below 10%. So it's a catch 22 as I can't do the update unless the battery is above 10%. This is kind of BS and it ticks me off that Dell would do this. I NEED a work around please!?
  • Forum Reply: Re: Battery will not Charge & A/C Adapter Unknown - If you have this problem please post here !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Forum Reply: Re: 8 Beeps on start-up

    Hi chabze. My problem is like yours. After having just 8 beeps and no screen at all, I followed someone else's advice in this forum and unseat and reseat the display connector. The lap top worked perfectly for a few days. Then one morning it didn't turn on again, not even beeps. I opened it once...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6400 battery life

    My mom had a 6400 Inspiron - she passed away two years ago - the laptop has been plugged in but unused for the last two years. The battery indicates that it is 100% charged however once the power cord is removed the laptop shuts down and will not boot on battery power. Would having the power cord...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1505 turns off when is working on the battery

    I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1505. When i turn off AC adapter and laptop is going to work on battery, it turns off after 1-2 minutes. The battery is new and when laptop shuttes down it holds the charge of 98%. When i press the button on battery it shows 5 leds on. This happens on Windows XP...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspirion 1564 Battery Needs Replacing. How Long Until I Must Replace Battery?

    My battery is reaching the end of it's usable life, and I was wondering, how long until I need to replace the battery?
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 9300 running XP doesn't recognize/charge battery

    Hello, My Inspiron 9300 can run on battery power if necessary, but if I go into the battery section of the control panel in Windows XP, it tells me that there's no battery in the PC. When I run on battery power, the orange battery light comes on, but things work as they normally do until the battery...
  • Forum Thread: AC Adapter Boot Error Message

    Hi all, I have had a Precision M90 since February which has worked great! However, the last week or so I constantly get an error message on boot up saying: The AC Power Adaptor type cannot be determined. The system can only boot with a 130w power adapter or greater. Press F1 to continue. Since...
  • Forum Reply: Re: 85 WHr 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Primary Battery

    Dear Stomper 90: I too have a Dell E1505/6400 Inspiron with the 87 WHr 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Primary Battery and need a new battery. Dell's is $156 and that is a rip for a 4 year old lap top. The internet has a ton of other after market battery companies for a whole lot less ($45 and up), but are...
  • Forum Thread: Simple Dell XPS 1640 issue: the charge light on the side is now unresponsive

    Hi, The battery about 8 months ago had gotten old & the Dell servicing application (what's its name?) told me that I needed to purchase a new one. The battery was showing full power (on a full night charge) and yet would only give about 25 minutes power. So, I'd taken to the habit of just...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1520 Battery and/or power adaptor issue

    Hey everyone! I'll try my best to explain my issue. So i have a dell inspiron 1520 which came with an european power adaptor (i'm from Romania). The first one worked well, then it broke. I bought a new power adaptor (from Romania as well) and it worked great. I was on Windows XP at that time...
  • Forum Thread: Battery suddenly "died"

    My 1,5 years old Dell Studio 1555 was working just fine when suddenly one morning the battery seemed completely dead. One day the battery time is ok, the next day the computer turns black as soon as I disconnect the power cable. On the battery there is a small button, if I press it 5 LEDs lights upp...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 15 Z battery not charging

    When I plugged in my adapter to charge my laptop, it didn't respond to it. The light on the adapter is on, but the battery just wont charge. Can somebody help me with this? My battery is just running dead now, and there seems to be nothing I can do about it.
  • Forum Thread: Dead Battery

    Power supply died & battery went down to nothing. Any way to revive and recharge?