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  • Forum Thread: DELL VOSTRO 3500 BATTERY ISSUE (not charging and wont power on computer with charge) HELP!

    So, my issue that ive looked everywhere for a solution to is this. I was about to give this laptop to someone and I reformatted the hard drive to clean it up before doing so. After this I went to dells site and loaded up the drivers for this machine. All is fine up till this point. Then I updated the...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Error Code 3600:0852 - PRIMARY BATTERY PERMANENT FAILURE (Dell Studio 1735)

    I doubt it is the system board. The old/original battery (dell oem) charges but once the laptop is unplugged it can only go about 20 minutes. A new replacement battery now gives a permanent failure and the battery light on the front flashes from blue to orange. Permanent failure. Error code: 3600:0852...
  • Forum Thread: My new dell battery didn`t work

    Hello! So i have Dell Vostro 3300 laptop, and igot it form school in 2010. So the battery did eventually decrease, so i ordered a new battery and i changed the new battery to my laptop yesterday. After i changed it it didn`t hep at all. The power still lasts llike 45-50min with full battery. So i don...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 131: Battery not charging, says its plugged in but not charging (@60%)

    I see this problem has been discussed for years but I saw no specific ref to the Vostro 131. For other models there were solutions related to replacement of the BIOS. Is this also possible with the V131 and, if so, what is the alternative BIOS? thanks
  • Forum Thread: Power Management Options

    Hello, I cannot access any of Power Management Options. I would like to restore it back or to know how to edit all options via regedit. I am on a Vostro 3560. Windows 8. All drivers up-to-date. I suspect a conflict with a software like : dell quickset, ati catalyst control center, ... I uninstalled quickset...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop wont turn on...

    I have purchased Dell Vostro 2420 today and i am using it initially on charged battery it works fine but i forgot to recharge the battery and it got turn off. After turn off it is not turning on, i also plugged the charger in to charge still it wont work even-tough battery light is glowing... Will...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3360 screen backlight issue (suspected BIOS issue)

    Hello I have a problem with the backlight on all of our Vostro 3360's where the backlight for the screen drops intensity for approximately 3 seconds at a time and then resumes full intensity and drops back down after another 3 seconds. It is occuring for an entire batch of Vostro 3360s including...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3560 9-cell Battery

    Is it possible to buy a 9-cell battery for Vostro 3560? My 6-cell battery does not last more than 2 hours
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 3350 won't power up

    There's some background info I should provide to give a clearer picture, so bare with me. I decided to change the original 750gb hdd for a crucial 128gb SSD. I looked up a video on YouTube on how to change the Hdd on the 3550, so that I knew exactly what I was doing. I was able to change the hdd...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop battery time

    Can anyone tell me how long their 6 cell or 9 cell battery usually lasts. I have a Vostro 3500 , and only get 1.5hs with a 6 cell - pretty bad. I don't want a heavier 9 cell but may have to buy one. I'm not sure if this is because the laptop is low quality, the battery has gone, or if...
  • Forum Thread: Won't boot--3 beeps--but HD seems to be good

    Hi. New to this forum so let me know if there's a better place. We have an old Vostro 1500 workhorse my wife's had for six years--she's worn out 2 sets of mouse buttons! Suddenly it won't boot. In fact it doesn't even show any of the splash screens. When the PS is plugged in the...
  • Forum Thread: Battery plug in not charge, Dell Vostro 3550

    Hi guys I am facing a problem with “battery plug in not charge” on my dell vostro after change in window version from window 7 32bit to 64bit, in your export opinion is it a software or diver issue or some kind of hardware? Even I change charger/adopter with my two other friends who has dell...
  • Forum Reply: Re: plugged in, not charging

    surprisingly...it works for me too. thanks Dell Vostro 1400, Windows 7 32 bit
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 1510 flashing num lock light

    First time ever posting on a forum but all posts above are accurate and I'm a novice with working on and repairing laptops, meaning I've never done it before. Over the last several weeks my Vostro 1310 system occationally would not boot up and Blinking 9 and Blinking A and steady Down Arrow...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Vostro 1520 battery problem.

    I have been servicing a Vostro 1520 with the battery issue back in April. A few things to follow to make the battery work with the Vostro 1520, but it will not resolve all issues entirely: 1) If you receive this message, update your BIOS to min A08. The machine I got in was A02. 2) More than likely...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3555 - Replaced DC Jack/VGA Board

    The original DC jack will allow the laptop to run with the AC adapter (genuine Dell), but the battery does not charge. There is also a crack in the plastic housing for the jack, and the round, plastic centerpiece that protects the pin is missing. I ordered a new part (PFYC8), but the laptop would not...
  • Forum Thread: RE Terry's Article 'Issues with charging notebooks. Is it the AC adapter, the battery or the system itself?'

    As a computer programmer I have thrashed a lot of laptops in my time. My first, aToshiba was so ugly but still works today - my Compact -- thrashed that 3 hard drives later it still goes. Then in 1998 got my HP Desktop that I thrash and a Dell Volvo 1510 for when I provide training and demo's - but...
  • Forum Thread: How I fixed the whole host of problems with my Vostro 1500

    I literally punched and pounded on it until the dreaded blue screen appeared. Then I threw it across the room, went out and bought an Apple MacBook Pro. I highly recommend it. I haven't felt this good for a year and a half - the amount of time that I owned that piece of garbage that Dell passes off...
  • Forum Thread: My laptop doesn't start after a bios downgrade

    Hi, I've a dell vostro 1015 laptop and I tried recently to downgrade my bios version from A06 to A02 to resolve some errors related to the ac adapter and battery, but, when the application has done flashing the BIOS. My laptop won't start at all and the three led start blinking when I hold...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Warning: Battery cannot be identified

    This answer is a bit similar to the above, maybe simpler. The solution worked on every Vostro laptop I used it on, from the 1500s to 1700s models. Plus, it was successful for original Dell batteries and replacement batteries. 1. Shutdown your Vostro laptop 2. Remove laptop battery and unplug the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: blank screen when resuming from standby/hibernation forces me to reboot

    Just another bump, as I let my power cable slip out today and the computer went to sleep/hibernate self-destruct. I see there's no BIOS update or other explanation for this. There's unlikely to be. I can't phone Dell without cost, as my warranty is finished. Still, it won't stop...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro V131 Battery connection

    While I was working on my Dell Vostro V131 while charging it, the Dell Support Center Application suddenly warned me that the battery had produced a fatal error. I restarted the laptop, but the BIOS warned me that the battery needed replacing. The laptop wouldn't work without an adapter anymore....
  • Forum Thread: XPS L502x hangs during game play

    I have been having problems with my XPS L502x I use to play Saint Rows the Third on my laptop it use to play perfectly but now after a year I restored my factory setting now when ever i install any of my old games they start off perfectly but during the game it hangs a lot kindly help me out.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 17 Problems! Please help.

    I updated my graphic and sound drivers yesterday on my Dell Studio 17. I restarted the system like I would do after any installation or update only to find that my laptop wouldnt boot up, instead it redirected me to system repair. I thought there must be something wrong with what i updated... So I...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 3500 - wont turn on

    I have a vostro 3500, it wont turn on and no ligts come on. I've swapped the charger, I've swapped the battery. so i'm thinking its gone for good!?? it's less that 2 years old, so this is really annoying! Hardly FIT FOR PURPOSE!