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Join Date: May 2010
02-10-2011, 10:59 AM
I've heard rumors that many of the dell mini series have a detection routine in the bios which looks for a chip in the battery to ensure its an official dell one.
There is no known way to remove this check (as aftermarket chinese batteries will lack the ID chip needed to be recognized as an official dell battery).
I would recommend trying to get a refund on the battery and buying a (ore expensive, but guaranteed to work)Dell official battery.
Join Date: Apr 2011
""WARNING: The battery cannot be identified" - 04-09-2011, 01:48 AM
"WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.
This system will be unable to charge this battery.
Strike the F1 key to continue"
I purchased an old Mini 9 with dead battery. I ordered one on ebay from cyber-purchase (from China) - I got the battery today (one week from China to NYC, US) - and I am getting the above message. After pressing F1 - Win are booting. I am not sure if it is charging (it says 'charing') - it shows 85% full and lights are blinking - white and red. It shows I have A00 8/5/2008 BIOS - so it looks that stories about downgrading BIOS to A00 will solve this problem is an urban legend.
Now I thinking if I should upgrade my BIOS to A06.
I emailed China about this problem, but got automatic replay they are closed for holidays - they will answer me in a few days.
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