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Join Date: Feb 2009
04-24-2010, 04:56 AM
I bought a battery from eBay "8 CELL BATTERY FOR Dell D044H W953G MINI 8.9" LAPTOP"
When I initially plugged it in with Bios A05, I get the whole blinking light problem, I downloaded flashBIOSv1.52.exe and reverted back to A04, almost the same issue, on boot up, the battery is unrecognized, after Win7 starts if I remove the battery and reseat the battery, it starts to charge for about 10-15 seconds and then drops to the not charging state and the lights start flashing again.
Any ideas? (In the interim I've asked the seller for a replacement battery to swap out, waiting on a reply)
Join Date: Feb 2009
04-26-2010, 01:36 AM
Good call Holmes4, I was using the Vostro A04 bios, installed the 910 A04 bios and the battery is charged as it should.
Still have a weird issue, if I start with AC plugged in, the Mini will charge, as soon as the AC power is removed the power and low charge lights start to flash alternately.
As a test, I powered down the Mini and started it up, battery in, AC power connected, no flashing lights, unplug the AC power, then the power and low charge lights start to flash alternately, plug in the AC power I’m back to the “plugged in, not charging” problem.
Powered the Mini down again, removed and reinserted battery, no AC power, power the Mini on, as soon as the bios screen finishes and just about as fast as Window 7 boot screen appears power and low charge lights start to flash alternately, plug in the AC power, back to the “plugged in, not charging” problem.
Once the flashing light problem occurs, to clear the flashing lights, I have to power down the Mini and remove AC power. Although to stay on battery power I have to deal with the power and low charge lights flashing.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
04-26-2010, 04:52 PM
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