Originally Posted by w7ox
Since many of us are running Snow Leopard with no problems, I doubt that's the issue. It could be some issue with getting power to the 10v from the battery -- battery or motherboard problem -- which does not affect the ability of the 10v to see the battery's status.
I have a very unusual problem charging the Dell 10v with a SSD
. My plan was to install Snow Leopard on the Dell 10v. Everything went well and the system was working fine. I was using an Intel 40GB SSD
with the latest firmware update.
But then I noticed that remaining battery time was decreasing even though the charger was plugged in, and the battery icon did not indicate it was being charged.
When I examined the DC plug the status light was off. I pulled the plug out and the light came back on. What was going on?
Then I took out the SSD
and installed a standard laptop drive and plugged in the charger. The status light on the DC plug was now on! What was going on?
Then I performed another test. This time I installed a Kingston SSD
Now 64GB SSD
and started the Snow Leopard install again. The battery icon indicated 32 mintues were left on battery power and again the DC charger plug's light was out.
Finally I installed a 160GB WD Black Edition laptop drive. The DC charger plug was lit and the battery icon indicated the battery was being charged, so I continued the Snow Leopard installation.
The Dell 10V is a refurnished unit and appears to be working correctly but there must be something wrong because it won't charge with a SSD
Can anyone make an educated quess about what is wrong!
Thanks for any help!