Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook ?

New aftermarket Inspiron 6000 battery will not power the Laptop

\015 Bought an aftermarket new battery for the Inspiron 6000. It came with 50% power. Plugged into laptop, the battery charged just fine. BIOS recognizes the battery and indicates it is charged at 100%. The indicator LED's on the battery also indicate 100% charge. The laptop still only works off AC and not the DC battery. What could be wrong?\015

Answers :

I would say that the power management portion of the system board is probably faulty if it behaves the same with both the factory battery and the aftermarket.

Many systems have the charge controller and battery interface on a separate board but unfortunately on the Inspiron 6000 it's integrated.

FYI, Here's a copy of the service manual for that system: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/index.htm
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