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New Battery on Inspiron 1501 will not power up

by poppafixit / October 21, 2009 4:06 AM PDT

I recently installed a new battery on my Inspiron 1501 laptop, but the laptop will not power on with only the battery. The battery shows to be 86% charged and the Device Manger says the battery is functioning properly. Is there a procedure I must perform to get the laptop to recognize the battery on power up? Any help would be appreciated!

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The sad story is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2009 10:24 AM PDT

That if the story is correct you need to swap in a new motherboard. There are only a few parts to make this work. Battery, board and the power brick. Ugg.

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Sad is right!
by poppafixit / October 22, 2009 10:44 AM PDT
In reply to: The sad story is

Well, I guess I have a laptop that is not "portable" anymore. I guess I am tied to the AC cord! Thanks for the info!

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same thing happening to me
by BZill / November 2, 2009 2:31 AM PST

I purchased a replacement battery for my Inspiron 1501 last week from Laptop Depot - the battery is a Sony, but is an exact match for my original battery... I put it the battery in my laptop and it is now charged to 100%. When I remove the ac adapter, the laptop dies. The computer recognizes the battery, charges it, and tells me that it is 100% charged.

Any thoughts?

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Get your money back.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 2:39 AM PST

Try a Dell battery and you didn't tell if the old battery was functioning, even if for 5 minutes.

ALL the laptop, cell phone, camera makers were forced to lock out 3rd party batteries. If you ask why, please research about the battery fires just recently.

The liability costs were too much so here we are.

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