After 18 months of owning my Dell Vostro 1520 the battery is going bad. (which seems like the magic number for their batteries to go bad) So I ordered a off market battery for it as most people do because of the outrageous price dell wants to charge you for the original. Well when I installed it I got the "Warning: The Battery Could Not Be Identified..... The system will be unable to charge this battery" message many people have gotten with there Inspiron 1501 models. After that happened I put my old Dell battery that is going bad back in, and I do not get that message.
Could Dell be putting a program into their newer Dell laptops like my Vostro 1520, that will not allow off market batteries to work with their newer Dell laptops?
P.S. I read the thread in this forum about the "Warning: The Battery Could Not Be Identified..... The system will be unable to charge this battery" but none of the post there spoke of the problem only happening with off market batteries.
Edited by Satman858, 29 August 2011 - 12:03 PM.