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Dell M1210 battery problems

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by ps56k, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. ps56k

    ps56k Flightless Bird

    We have a Dell M1210 laptop and it's great except for the battery issue..
    It has the Dell labelled small battery and it runs for awhile.
    Purchased TWO different 9 cell battery replacements,
    and neither works.... won't power the laptop,
    but the leds show full - and if we unplug the AC adapter - the laptop turns
    off -

    I can't tell where the problem is.....

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  2. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    On 04/09/2010 05:41, ps56k wrote:
    > We have a Dell M1210 laptop and it's great except for the battery issue..
    > It has the Dell labelled small battery and it runs for awhile.
    > Purchased TWO different 9 cell battery replacements,
    > and neither works.... won't power the laptop,
    > but the leds show full - and if we unplug the AC adapter - the laptop turns
    > off -
    >
    > I can't tell where the problem is.....
    >


    Are they genuine Dell batteries, or third party replacements?

    I get the impression that modern batteries contain some sort of ID chip
    - so maybe the laptop is rejecting your batteries as not Kosher?
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  3. Adrian C

    Adrian C Flightless Bird

    On 04/09/2010 05:41, ps56k wrote:
    > We have a Dell M1210 laptop and it's great except for the battery issue..
    > It has the Dell labelled small battery and it runs for awhile.
    > Purchased TWO different 9 cell battery replacements,
    > and neither works.... won't power the laptop,
    > but the leds show full - and if we unplug the AC adapter - the laptop turns
    > off -
    >
    > I can't tell where the problem is.....
    >


    Have a read of
    http://getsatisfaction.com/dell/topics/xps_m1210_battery_wont_charge_and_ac_adaptor_not_recognized

    It's a bit muddled with faults accusations all over the place - adaptor,
    battery, motherboard, class action, SoG Act, etc....

    But the last post there is interesting. Do you have a selected option in
    your BIOS that allows the machine to be powered on AC, but not charged?

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