Dell Inspiron 1501 "cannot identify the battery"


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Hi All,

Anyone heard of this one before, i am looking at a Dell Inspiron 1501 and i am getting a message at boot-up telling me that the laptop doesn't recognise the battery?

Any ideas?

Graham
 
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feckit said:
Replace it & see what happens?
Done and that and it works fine! I think i need to put a new battery in this machine! Unfortunately there aren't that cheap! Thanks for all help!

Graham
 
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Strange thing is however, the indicator o the actual battery says that it has been charging and that it is now full, this strikes me as being a bit bizarre. Ah well, nevermind, i know the outcome now either way! Just wondered if anyone knew any little tricks;)

Thanks Anyway

Graham
 
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Have you measured the voltage on the 'charged' battery with a voltmeter?

Even if it showed a charge some laptop batteries have charging circuitry in them which the laptop must recognise for it to function.

If the circuitry's gone belly-up that would stop it working.

And if it doesn't show a charge, well.... ;)
 

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