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Dell Inspiron 6400 wont recognize new battery

\015 I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and the battery went out awhile ago. I bought a new one from either amazon.com or ebay.com and upon installing it I got a blue screen that I accidently clicked out of. I think it was telling me it didnt recognize either the battery or the charger. I just bought a new charger from Dell. My problem is the battery light flickers the whole time its plugged in and the battery does not charge. When I unplug it the computer turns completely off. How do I get my computer to recognize the new battery?\015

Answers :

Well often batteries from 3rd party manufacturer do not work in some laptops, see even the batteries have a "Chip" in them identifying them. Also sometimes these batteries are just no-good. or arrive flat, too flat to be charged up via the supplied charger. Anyway hopefully none of that applies and this will work. Now Turn PC OFF, put battery in unit. Now plug in wall unit, then plug into the PC, now leave the PC totally alone for at least 3 hours. Now the unit should work. Now how we tell where the problem lies is like this, Turn OFF, take out battery, now plug in the wall adapter, now the PC should work Fine like this. Now remove wall adapter, and insert the battery, the unit should go on this.. ONLY of course if charged. Now if when plugged in there are problems, it is more than likely, that indeed the battery is faulty, in some way.\012
\012These links below detail what steps to take to remedy any situation. The 2nd link is great.
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\012http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/batteries_sitelet/en/batteries_faq?c=us&l=en&cs=04\012
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\012http://ftp1.us.dell.com/diags/R66243.htm\012
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