Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Dell XPS m170 - External Battery Trouble

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 EmeraldX


  • Members
  • 18 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:27 PM

Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:31 PM

Hi all,


So I recently booted up my old XPS to give to my brother in law and the external battery will not hold a charge, nor will the computer start with it connected. I get the following error: Warning: The battery attached can not power the system. The system will not boot with this battery plugged in. Press F1 to shutdown the system.


When I disconnect the external battery and keep the a/c power connected the computer will run fine. I updated the bios to a newer version (A05), and when I went into the bios to check on the battery it said it was not compatible. Now, we did order a new one straight from Dell, and it came 80% charged, but it still said that battery was not compatible either.


I was able to wipe every thing and install Windows XP Professional on it (damn 2 gb ram), but besides that I have not touched anything but the updated bios.


Any suggestions?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users