28914Re: [linux-dell-laptops] latitude d820 battery problem
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On 09/05/2008 03:28 AM Alwin Gupta wrote:
> Though this is not directly related to linux, but still appreciate
> My 1.4yrs old latitude laptop battery suddenly stopped working
> yesterday. It was working fine uptil now and was giving good backup.
> Now, the laptop is not working on battery at all and on pulling off the
> adaptor supply it immediately goes off. In the bios setup, in battery
> info section for primary battery it says "the system cannot communicate
> with this battery" (I do not have any secondary battery installed), and
> in battery status, it shows this battery 97% charges and status as
> charging. The charge status LED on the back of the battery shows all
> five green when adaptor is connected, and none without the adaptor.
> What could be the reason? It is the battery which has gone bad or
> something on the board?
Yeah, it does seem like something on the motherboard is bad. I had the
same problem with my i600m years ago-- right after the warrantee period
was over-- and the motherboard had to be replaced. Since then it's been
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