15020Re: [linux-dell-laptops] dead/unconnected battery
- Sep 7, 2002On Sat, 2002-09-07 at 02:35, derekfox wrote:
> Although it is sitting in its bay, and I am connected to AC power,You might want to look at the battery status page in the BIOS (either
> the battery icon on my Gnome applet is GREY (w/ lightning bolt),
> the same as when the battery is out of the bay entirely. When I
> remove the battery and reinsert it, I get a quick "Low Battery 0%"
> warning, and that is all (turns briefly white/charging, then
> reverts to grey again).
> Moreover, I know the battery is really not supplying any juice
> because when I disconnect AC, the machine goes down instantly.
get to in on startup, or press Fn+F3 when the system is up and running)
and see if the system believes a battery is connected or not. You might
try wiggling the battery around and see if it shows up or not.
I suspect the contacts might be worn and not working as well as they
should. Not really sure how to fix that.
Actually, I've been having a problem on my Inspiron 4100 where the
batteries seem to be loose -- accidentally bumping the battery can bring
the system down unexpectedly -- so I'd be interested in any pointers..
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