Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook ?

I own a 1 year old Dell Studio 1535. Its original battery died, so I purchased a generic one online. When I turned on the laptop with the battery only (not plugged in), it said battery not recognized,but still the laptop continued to run. The battery was only 47% full. When I plugged in the adapter to charge the battery, it said "Plugged in, but not charging." What should I do to get it to charge? Or is it impossible to charge a generic battery with an original dell adapter?


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Dell batteries lets say do have their critics, its not impossible to charge a non dell battery with an original adapter as long as you have the correct voltage type ie 11.1v as example for your specific machine.\015\012I know of lets say a fair few issues with this, and know Updating the bios has fixed this and sometimes not. On one specific bios flash the end result was the DVD drive disappeared (but thats a vista issue, easy fix)\015\012Bios update may solve this for you\015\012http://support.dell.com/\015\012depending on country you reside (tab in left corner to choose country)\015\012if you do decide to charge the battery, charge it fors a fair few hours with the machine off with it being a new battery\015\012hope this helps a little , let me know if i can help further
Hi,
\015\012A generic Battery should Work fine.
\015\012Try going To my computer/Control Panel/Power options.
\015\012You should find a battery Icon, for the Battery if it,s recognised in there. select ( show on Desktop ) And refresh The Battery.
\015\012New Batteries usually require to be fully charged. Then Discharged ( no-Mains Power ) for the first 3-4 Charges. So that the Computers power Management System, Can guage the Capacity Of The battery Inserted.
\015\012
\015\012Mike @ compurepair.
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