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Dell Inspirion 8500 docking


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#1 Dirtnapper

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:58 AM

I have a Dell Inspirion 8500, it will boot up if the power cable is plugged in. It will not boot up on battery only, I get:"The computer is docked and only battery power is detected. This can happen is the power adapter is missing, the power cord is unplugged or the computer is not properly connected to the docking station.You should undock, redock, attach a power adapter or plug in the power cord.Strike F1 to shutdown." There is no docking station with the laptop. Under Harware profile, the current is Undocked. What do do? Thanks.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:58 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I seen your signature but I would take it you are attempting to service another computer.

At any rate here is the support pages for your laptop.

http://support.dell.com/support/DPP/Index....INS_PNT_P4_8500

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst.../8500/index.htm

You may have a defective battery.

Basically how old is the battery?

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