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    HELP..Dell Latitude D-600 Battery Not Charging

    I just installed a new 53WH battery in my D-600 laptop and the battery indicatory goes from green to flashing red...Power management shows 0% power remaining and charging....the old battery still charges fine, it just has very short life....appreciate any help...thanks

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    The best suggestion I have is to call Dell support.

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    Could be a bad battery, could be a specific way to install the battery.. could be you have to charge it, drain it to the max, then charge it again before it works properly....

    If Dell can't help, ask Rik, he's a Dell-Pro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger View Post
    If Dell can't help, ask Rik, he's a Dell-Pro!
    yep, he forgot to post his phone number

    Quote Originally Posted by rik View Post
    The best suggestion I have is to call Dell support.
    Good answer, if he calls Dell, hope he doesn't get the run-a-round

    ring ring

    Dell support> hello, how may we help you today

    Customer> Hi, I just installed a new 53WH battery in my D-600 laptop and the battery indicatory goes from green to flashing red...Power management shows 0% power remaining and charging....the old battery still charges fine, it just has very short life

    Dell support> The best suggestion I have is to go to Techzonez and ask rik

    hey, J/K

    @ccannon1953, if you followed the charging instruction for new battery, and it still doesn't charge, return it for another one.
    Last edited by FastGame; September 12th, 2006 at 16:20 PM.

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    I was reading a Gateway manual about batteries,and saw a section there refering to battery calibration.Check the Dell site or look in your manual for same.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Thanks

    Sending the battery back to Priority Electronics for a new one...

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    LOL Fastgame.......I think Rik is all that and a bag of chips too!

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Awww shucks



    Group hug!

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    but anyway back to the topic, always, always, always use the batteries recommended by the manufacturer of any portable systems. NEVER trust 3rd party batteries. With all the battery problems in the world if you are using a 3rd party battery and anything happens, the original vendor will not cover either damages or support.

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    I have to agree with Rik, a sound like your new battery is a lemon. As for your old battery you can try to use a discharger to remove the batteries charge memory. It work something like this link below. (I could not find the web site that sells dischargers for laptop batteries but the link has them for camcorders.)

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=SEO&U=strat15
    (I know they make them for laptops but I can’t remember the site right off hand)

    I have used these in the past with different types of battery what it dose is it remove the charge memory and completely drains the power from it. Then when you charge the battery back up after the discharge is done the battery charge life should be increased it not completely normal.

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    Uh Oh.....me thinks Rik has "groupies" now


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