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False "Low Battery Alarm" with after-market battery - Dell Studio

Q: False "Low Battery Alarm" with after-market battery - Dell Studio

Hello Sorry for being away from posting on the forum since a long time though I have been visiting the forum lot many times without logging in - mainly through with Battery "Low after-market Studio False - Alarm" Dell battery Google search That shows how effective the website False "Low Battery Alarm" with after-market battery - Dell Studio really is Since some time a very persistent error has been bothering me and I thought it best to come here and post the issue After my original battery for my Dell Studio -bit computer False "Low Battery Alarm" with after-market battery - Dell Studio died I replaced batteries thrice one after another the computer is five years old The three replacement batteries were Dell - False "Low Battery Alarm" with after-market battery - Dell Studio exact replacement Wh LB - matching specs but Wh Dell - exact replacement Wh Since the second replacement battery the Low Battery Alarm has been disturbing me each time that The computer is restarted with the main power disconnected The main power jack is removed after a charge The main power jack is removed anytime Since in the first place I never set this alarm manually I am assuming there could either be a Dell specific registry issue with after-market batteries though I don't understand why Either way the irritant must go I checked Advanced Power Options under Power Scheme but found nothing that would give me a hint of what's wrong The alarm screenshot is attached Any help would be welcome

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A: False "Low Battery Alarm" with after-market battery - Dell Studio

Rule out the OS and Drivers by downloading a Linux LiveCD and booting from that See if you get the same errors/alarms/warnings.
If you do it could be a faulty charging circuit in your laptop. Check with Dell and see if they have a battery calibration tool. Sometimes completely running the battery flat a couple of times does a "reset" kind of thing.
Sorry I can't think of anything else just now.
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A:Dell XPS 15 - Built in Battery, "plugged in but not charged", battery disabled

Please list exact Dell model and version of windows. Example: Dell XPS 9550, windows 10
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A:Battery not charging, message says "Battery has experienced permanent failure"

It's quite possible your battery did suffer a failure; the Lithium-Ion chemical reaction may (which produces electricity) have finally broken down.
First thing to try is to run Dell's diagnostics. When you first power it on, press F2 to run the ePSA Diagnostics & see if any failures occurred.
Have you tried powering the laptop on with the power cord and battery, then once it's loaded removing the power cord to see if it stays on?
Another thing to try: remove the power cord & battery from the laptop, then hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. Then reconnect the power cord, power it on, then reconnect the battery.
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A:Dell Latitude "battery not installed" preventing BIOS update

It may be referring to the CMOS battery which is wired to the computer beneath the keyboard. The battery can be replaced for $8.95 to $29.95 depending on where you purchase...

But regardless, you do have a problem that must be resolved. The D610 has been one strange little irrelevant problem after another... but you cannot afford to irritate it and have that mysterious unremovable password appear as it has on so many D610 and D620 Dells.
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I've updated BIOS and checked and it shows the same error message for battery whereas BIOS shows AC power supply is working fine.
I've pretty much tried all the methods suggested in the other posts related to this issue in the forum(s) and still it isn't resolved. The Battery light flashes Red continuously when the battery is plugged.
So is there any other thing I can do? Or should I replace under warranty? And how long is the warranty valid in India?
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Thank you!

A:Dell Battery Type MR90Y "has experienced a permanent failure and needs to be replaced"

The battery is warranted for 12 months - call Dell and have it replaced.
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A:Dell OptiPlex GX110 "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" after new BIOS battery install.
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A:Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Battery "Not Charging"

Update to my below post:
One day later, after the battery fully charged and all was well, I come back and it is back to the message "plugged in, not charging". I might see if reflashing the bios and rebooting will work again.
My original post on Dec 8, 2014:
I had this problem until this morning. In short, I updated the bios to Version A03,A03 (released Dec 2, 2014). Before that I did all the googling and messing about without success. Here's what to do:
1. Run "My Dell". You can access this by type Ctrl-Esc and then type in "My Dell" and clicking on the "My Dell" icon that comes up.
2. Click on the green "Drivers and Updates" panel. This should open a product support browser window.
3. Scroll down to the bottom beneath the section that says "These drivers match your selections" and click on the arrow next to "Bios"
4. Click on "Download file". Close all your other applications and run the file and follow the prompts. It will reboot for you at the end and the problem should be solved.
Good luck!
Version A03,A03
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A:Dell E1505 - good battery "not working"?

Your laptop Dell E1505 sounds as though it may have either a motherboard or just contacts issue

Regarding the contacts, make sure both the battery and if possible, the motherboard contacts to the battery are clean (usually blowing out all dust)

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A:Dell XPS 15z : "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature"

Welcome to the community.
I am sorry to read that you are having this trouble.  The battery failing is the most likely culprit but you should check to see if there are any problems with either the notebook or Ac adapter before rushing out and replacing the battery.
I would start by checking the bios, start the system tapping F2 to enter the bios, you can also tap F12 and choose bios from the menu.  Once in the bios look for the option for AC adapter warnings, if they are disabled enable them and save changes. If there is a problem with the adapter you should start getting errors about the adapter.
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Please let me know what you find out.
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The problems with a tablet are described in more detail here-->

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Could the problems I mentioned above be related to the battery? I desperately need to be able to use my tablets for my major in college, and are majorly concerned with how they've been acting poorly with my laptop...could just replacing the battery work?

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A:"Internal battery" notices..what problems could a low battery cause?

This is the CMOS battery it is talking about. It should be replaced asap. But this is not a do it yourself job in a laptop. Better have some expert deal with it.
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A:battery plugged in/not charging and then "no battery is detected"

What is the exact model of Dell laptop you have? Look underneath on the label for Model information
For Dells of that time period, you must use a genuine Dell replacement AC adapter or you will get the reduced performance at startup message.... the Dell adapters so I have read, have a chip inside that informs the BIOS of the laptop that they are indeed, genuine Dell adapters.

Read about this issue here- and especially about the little test you can do before your power is all gone- you should do it just once, and I think you will get the "Unknown" message....

Note that there is more than just one thing that can be wrong- the motherboard, the adapter chip, the power jack.... Please do NOT attempt the adapter repair at that site.... The power jacks can be replaced by a good repair shop that does soldering on motherboards.

test yours and if you do need a Dell AC adapter they can still be found but it does take some hunting since a LOT of helpful sales sites claim "Genuine Dell Replacements" but I have tried some of those and they did not work but when a real Dell AC adapter was connected, that BIOS message disappeared.

look on the label of the LAPTOP and see what AC Adapter watt rating ....ex: 65watt or 90w..... yours calls for and purchase the correct model.

I can help you find a genuine Dell if needed but test things first. Hope you can do this before the battery is all gone.
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A:Laptop battery problem: "No battery is detected"

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A:Problems with my battery "Battery is not Recommended"

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A:battery problem with dell studio 1749 laptop

You should be able to take the battery out and run it directly from the power cord.

See this to help - Manual_en-us.pdf
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A:Dell Studio 1749 battery not charging/adapter error

Its either a power supply problem of some sort or the a/c adapter and battery might have to both be replaced and see if that helps any.i know on my dell computers when the batteries have problems they start blinking orange and blue constantly.which usually means they have had it.
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A:Dell Studio 1558 | battery doesnt charge even when it shows charging

Take the battery back to where you bought it!
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A:Dell Studio XPS 8100 - "No boot device available"

You must run the Custom Extended Hard drive tests, not memory tests. My guess is your hard drive has failed.
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A:Dell Studio 1425 "plugged in, not charging"

More than likely the laptop battery will have to be can get an exact replacement from dell but i doubt any warranty will cover it.
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A:Solved: A desktop, plugged in, gives "critical level" battery error?

Update! It rebooted when plugged into a power bar, AND when the USB cable was still attached to it. He is testing without the USB connected.

So without the power connected to UPS, but with the data connected, it still messed up.

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A:"cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced

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I wpould suggest opening your pc and locate the CMOS battery. i looks like a big clock battery on your motherboard. press down the battery with one of you fingers to ensure the battery is properly seated. obviously ensure that the pc is turned off before doing so. if this does not resolve you problem, i would suggest replacing the battery.
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This is battery issue, nothing relates to windows &or battery drivers, if any.

If you leave the battery plugged in all the time, with the main power on.
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Hello and welcome to TSF, playful_cyanide!

I snooped around Google and found this link, as it seems useful.

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A:Battery notice - "plugged in, not charging"

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Hi and welcome to the Forum.
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Hi there
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Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
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Reply me back when you've succeeded fixing it.
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A:"No Battery Is Detected"

Hello & welcome,

If it is fully charged & how do you know? Does it power up off the battery at all?

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Welcome to Seven forums BarnabasSackett.
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Hi Chips,

My name is George from Dell Social Media Team. The reason why you are getting that error message is because the battery on the motherboard has “died”, so you need to get replaced. You will find the procedure for removing and installing a new battery at this link Re: keep getting warning 'battery indicator - HPID09 - HP Support Forum

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Hello and welcome drpvrvena mate sounds lie you have a dud battery my friend the voltage difference could be a possible cause even though it is only 0.3v.

The cycling stuff is also in my humble opinion indicative of a faulty battery. Now battery drivers?? I have never heard of such a thing I mean a battery is a battery I think maybe you mean something to do with the charge circuitry

But just a matter of interest try running these

download from bleeping computer

in that order delete any rubbish the malware scans find
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A:showing false battery low warning

Hi, how old is the laptop?
And is the warning message about less than 9% definitely about the laptop battery?
I only ask as I get alerts about my phone battery in the notifications.
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But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"
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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!
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A:"Bad Sector" False Positives: Bad blocks caused by write errors?

Are bad sectors always irreversible hardware problems? How do programs test for bad sectors, and could it be possible for soft data errors to come up as damaged blocks even if they are physically just fine?

There are two types of bad blocks - physical and logical. Physical bad sectors are surface defects which can't be repaired. Logical bad sectors are those which are physically good but the ECC ( Error Correction Code ) of that sector became corrupted and hence OS can't read data from it. Logical bad sectors can be repaired by low level formatting the drive or writing zeros to the surface.

Although physical bad sectors can't be repaired by performing a low level format, all modern hard drives incorporates a technique called "Sector Remapping" to repair bad sectors. All hard drives will have a hidden area of reserved sectors ( sector reserve pool ). When the disk controller detects a bad sector, it will mark the physical address of that sector as bad in an internal table named "G-List" ( Growing Defect List ) and allocate a good sector from the pool to replace it's logical address. This process is called "Remapping" and is transparent to the user and OS.

Usually the remapping process is happened like this ;

1. Disk Controller performs a media scan to verify sectors when the disk is in idle stage ( Background Media Scan ). If a sector is identified as bad or unstable, it's physical address will be marked on an internal list called "Current Pending Sectors". Usually the total number of pending sectors can be viewed in the SMART log.

2. When the next time this pending sector is accessed by OS (usually a write operation), disk controller will move the data stored in that sector to a spare one and the sector will be marked as bad in the "G-List".
So when you perform a zero wipe, following will happen.

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2. Performing zero write to physically bad sectors which are marked to be pending will force the remapping. Since the logical address of bad sectors are remapped, it will look like the defects are repaired to the user.

For more info, please refer - Bad Sector Remapping - Data Recovery | 0800 072 3282

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if the value in any column is less than 60 it should return the result of FAIL

=IF(B5>=60, IF(D5>=60, IF(F5>=60, "PASS", "FAIL")))
If the score for the first argument is less than 60 it returns the value of False when it should be Fail.

If the score for two arguments is less than 60 returns the value of False when it should be Fail.

Any thoughts?

A:Solved: Nested IF statement return first value as False and should be "Fail"

Hi Daisy-Girl, and welcome to TSG.

Am I safe to assume you are doing this in some version of Microsoft Excel?

If so, you need to use a separate "FAIL" for each case of the IF test being false.

=IF(B5>=60, IF(D5>=60, IF(F5>=60, "PASS", "FAIL"),"FAIL"),"FAIL")
FWiW, it might be more logical and easier to understand if you used a single IF function that used the AND function to combine the individual column tests.
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This is not true though, as the destination drive has more than enough space for the transfer.

A:False error - "not enough disk space" durring transfer

You cannot transfer all the files because many will be in use...

You will ned to make a drive image with a program like Ghost, or you can even use its drive copy feature.

It will be cake to copy an entire drive.
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I have 3 PC's on a home network through a netgear router.
This computer & One in each sons room.

Both of my son's computers have become infected with a program that claims to be Antivirus software called "Antivirus Soft" both PC's are running XP pro with SP 3. They are reciving alerts that they have no AV installed and that the windows firewall is disabled.. When ever I try to run the real AV thats installed AVG free it says that the action is not allowed.

Infact I cannot access the task manager either & when ever They open IE they just get a page stating that its to dangerous to access the internet until they purchase the software..

Is there any hope??

Thanks in hope.


A:Desktop PC Infected with False AV called "Antivirus Soft"

Hello and welcome to TSF

Since two PC`s are infected and to avoid confusion, we will work on one pc at a time. The other infected pc should be disconnected from the internet for the time being.


Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.

Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

* Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
* If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
* A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
* If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
* If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
* If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.

You will need to run the application again if rebooting the computer occurs along the way.

If there are no problems then follow these instructions:

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.
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A:IE & Chrome: "__.exe contained a virus and was deleted." FALSE REPORT

I just found this in the related threads section. Will try tips in the thread when I get access to the PC.

"This file contained a virus and was deleted."

Love this & the eight forums! Thanks.