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kazir Mar 15, 2003 05:43 PM

=== Is My Dell Laptop Faulty Or Is It My Battery ====
 
I have a dell inspiron 8000 laptop. the battery only lasts 35mins. it has a
li-on 8 cell battery which should last about 2-3 hours. the battery has a built in tester . when u press it all 5 leds light up. that indicates the battery is o.k . :confused: .therefore is it the battery or is the laptop draining the battery . any advice or help would be gratefully rcieved.:

1k memory Mar 15, 2003 07:19 PM

Go into the bios and see if their is an option to change the power settings, the computer might be set to use as much power as it can to keep its performance up, but if u set it to lower it will try and conserve the battery power and use less but u will notice a great change in the speed of your system.

ps2wiz Mar 15, 2003 07:59 PM

Or try conecting it into an outlet, and see if you get the same results. If you do its prabally the settings, if you don't get the same results its prabally the battery or the settings..lol

kazir Mar 16, 2003 12:36 PM

thanks for the replies guys. i have checked the bios settings and they are set to the minimum whilst using the battery. the problem is that when fully charged i.e 100% it will display 90% after 25 mins then 5% 5 mins later.
i suspect the baTTery is faulty, yet when i press the test button on the battery all the l.e.d.s light up. (all 5). what i dont wanna do is spend 60quid on a new battery and have the same problem as b4.

1k memory Mar 16, 2003 01:22 PM

if it is still under warrenty then just get a new one for free

contactmat Mar 16, 2003 01:30 PM

li-on batterys dont last very long about 150 charge cycles. how olds the laptop? my mates it 1 1/2 years ond (dell) an the battery is completly nackered

1k memory Mar 16, 2003 03:32 PM

thats probably why dont work anymore, ive had it a year and it just refuses to recharge

Thanks for that

kazir Mar 16, 2003 04:14 PM

According to my dell service tag it is not even 2 years old. i suppose i am left with no other option but to buy new battery. many thanks for all those who tried to help.

AgnerWagner Apr 18, 2012 12:25 PM

Is My Dell Laptop Faulty Or Is It My Battery
 
Once the battery starts to run down, you find yourself scrambling for your laptop charger to power yourself back up. Not only can you use it as an alternative power source, but it also recharges your battery.


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