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Motherboard / Battery failure?

Hi Guys

RE: Inspiron 1520

can anyone help?

over the last week or so i've been getting a message on laptop "your battery life is about to expire, please replace your battery.....

the last two day's there is no life in the laptop whatsoever...the power pack light is lit up however when i plug it into the laptop it goes out...

spoke to a guy who advises that is it is proberbly the motherboard that needs replacing....i don't want want to go splashing on a new one if this is not the case....any ideas?

thanks

Kevin

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Does the system power on with the Ac adaptor

In reply to: Motherboard / Battery failure?

If the system powers on with the ac adaptor its the battery needs replaced.Battery only have a year warrenty if system is under a year call Dell.

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Battery life

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Batterys only last for a certain amount of time.Its not a motherboard issue if you talked to someone on geek squad... well just dont there a waste of money. THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING just get the same battery and you should be good.

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How old is the computer

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If it is under a year old call Dell for a replacement battery.

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