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03-01-2002, 10:16 PM
Among other numerous computers i own a Dell WinBookXL, I cannot operate the computer unless it is plugges into the wall. Even if i leave my laptop off for days, plugged in, apparently charging, the moment i unplug it the screen dims severely and i get the message to switch to a new power source before i lose unsaved information. I dont know what's wrong with it. Can I fix it in control panel with the power settings, or is my battery dead? Help please
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Sounds like the battery is not accepting a charge...try cleaning the contacts, if that does help any then it is time for a replacement battery.
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04-08-2002, 09:37 PM
Two words: 'Shorted cell'. When the remaining cells are fully changed and machine is plugged into the wall, everything seems okay but as soon as you unplug and put a load on the battery, the voltage drops enough to tell the machine that its battery has run down. Let the battery run down to full dead (screen goes black, machine shuts down) one time, then recharge it; once in a while I have seen them recover the bad cell. If this doesn't work, you need a new battery.
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04-09-2002, 08:28 PM
This is a good place to look for new battery http://www.batteries.com/index.asp?SiteID=1586&S=1&C=1&L=9&SID=767840565LNKS
04-09-2002, 08:36 PM
Didn't find anything under Dell Win book Xl But under Winbook XL series.
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