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DELL LATITUDE D820 - BATTERY PROBLEM


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#1 810311

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:07 PM

Hello good people,

Here's the issue

The battery indicator (in the device status lights area on my laptop) started flashing green and orange. Dell manual says it happens when battery is too hot to start charging.

1. Although battery wasn't hot at all, I disconnected laptop from electrical outlet, removed battery for one day and then put it back - it didn't work, the indicator still flashing.

2.When I remove the battery and turn it on, the indicator stops flashing.

Any idea?

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:44 PM

Model and Info of laptop please> :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:10 PM

Model and Info of laptop please> :thumbsup:


He said Latitude D820..

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:13 AM

DELL LATITUDE D820

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:55 PM

No I got a message "battery needs replacement". I however tried to discharge it as much as possible...it was saying 5% left in the "power meter" then I tried to charge the battery again. Now "power meter" shows "battery charged 100%" however indicator keeps flashing orange and green

I have 2 questions:

1. Does it mean my battery is dead and I need to buy a new one? I bought this laptop 2006.

2. If the battery is dead, is it OK to leave it in the laptop or it's not safe...and I should remove it and work only thru AC power.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:56 PM

dying batteries may cause intermittent problems with a laptop.
running on ac only is best bet if you think the battery is faulty.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:14 PM

If your light flashes when the battery is plugged in but not when the battery is out, the battery's probably toast. You can find inexpensive replacements like this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/Battery-Dell-Latitude-...=item3efc794b5d

Out of curiosity are you still using the original power adapter?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hi, Personal opinion Dell laptops can be picky as regards to using non Dell batteries. In the past I have solved other peoples battery not charging by replacing the Non Dell battery or AC adapter that they bought cheap off of Ebay.

 

Sometimes the Non Dell parts work. In the past I have seen Dell laptops present a message I'm paraphrasing here.

"Can not identify the ac adapter type, Performance and battery charging my be affected."

 

Same problem with No Dell batteries on some models.

Dell Batteries and AC adapters have circuitry in them that the laptop can use to identify the part to trigger the warnings.

 

If you never use it on battery, then just remove the battery.

I keep good batteries in my laptops so that the battery acts as a UPS for the laptop.

BTW the battery life can be impacted by always running plugged in.

 

Good Luck

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