Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook ?

Dell inspirion 6000 battery/charging problem

\015 Help! I have a very strange problem with my Dell. Two days ago I\015\012noticed the battery was running low and plugged it in as usual. after a\015\012while, I realized it wasn't charging. If I unplug it it loses power,\015\012but if I plug it in it doesn't gain power. Also when I double click the\015\012battery icon it says that there is 9% battery power, but 419:49 hours\015\012remaining. \015\012\015\012Any ideas?\015

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Had same problem - turned out battery was failing (after 2.5 years). Ordered new battery from (China) - had to return because system sis not regognize it - had to order new battery from Dell (NOT happy with price - double what other web sites had it for), BUT - the battery was recognized by system. Also had motherboard and charger replaced (under warranty to rule out those components). Still investigation why battery from China (website) did not work - returned ok, but shipping costs were outa sight !
Also, check to make sure that you have a good connection between the laptop and the charging cable at the power port on the rear of the laptop. We have an Inspirion 6000 with this problem and we've discovered if you pull the power cord out very slightly and lift it upwards, the charging icon appears in the system tray. Appears to be a fractured connection inside the laptop at the power port. Changing chargers does not make any difference.
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