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Dell 6400 battery not communicating

\015 First had the original battery in my dell 6400 then in the bios it said\015\012that there was no battery installed so i got a new battery but when i\015\012installed that in the bios it says the the computer cannot commuicate with the battery helpworks with power supply\015

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This may just be a simple software glitch, that a bios flash could cure. Go to Dell's support site and download the bios program or any updated bios. Also check for any patches that might clear this up. Dell is pretty good about keeping on top of little bug problems with their machines. If the bios flash doesn't work or if there is no patch , then the problem may be with the power management system on the motherboard. This is a common problem in many different machines. Let's hope the flash does the trick, but if it doesn't, then the problem will be a board component, and you will need to take it for a professional diagnostics in order to track down the exact problem.
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