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Dell Inspiron 3437 Battery Issue

Q: Dell Inspiron 3437 Battery Issue

My Dell has been acting up pretty recently (6 months old and still under warranty), and the battery does not charge past 80%. Once it get's near the 80% charge, it immediately fills up to 100%.

I've remembered using the laptop for more than 6 hours under moderate use but now it barely lasts 2 hours.

Please give me some advice because I'm really dependent on this laptop.

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A: Dell Inspiron 3437 Battery Issue

You have 6 or 8 cells battery. If 6 it's normall. Should work about 2-max 3 hours when new. On 8 cells could work till 5 h.
Producers give only 6 months of warranty on bateries
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Inspiron 3252 desktops have only a CMOS battery inside.
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Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check on the status of the battery listed.
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Dell service center said they would need about INR 1.5k to look into the matter. INR 7k to replace the battery and if things did not work, then another INR 14k to replace the motherboard and see if it helps.
Anyone has a smarter idea? Please help me out.

A:Dell Inspiron Ultrabook 14z Battery Error

Good day, Thanks for writing to us.
The battery removal in the machine is a little complicated. 
When you get the message The battery has permanently failed, does it gives you an option to press f1 or f2 ?? If yes press f1 to continue boot up. 
Do you have another adapter to try?
When the machine stays blank , are you able to toggle caps or num lock (do they respond?). 
Also you can try power up the machine with 1 memory at a time (if there are two), to rule out memory issues. 
If you wish to try remove the battery , you can watch this video for instructions .. 

Please bear in mind , any damages during the battery removal process Dell will not be responsible. Its at your discretion to remove the battery and power on the machine without it. 
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Check very carefully for full contact from the charger points, and the best way to clean them is with a pencil eraser, followed by denatured alcohol and a queue tip. The contacts do become weak or bent, which can cause the problem.
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Thanks for writing to us. 
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Hi thelights007,
Please share the system model and the operating system installed. The error 'plugged in not charging' can be caused due to various reasons such as faulty adapter or faulty charging board.
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Power off the system. 
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A:Battery not present issue on Inspiron 3543

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A:Dell Inspiron 15 3541 keeps beeping 5 times, CMOS battery replaced at least twice.

Hi Insporonist,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Disconnect AC adapter & Notebook Battery and then remove the CMOS, start the laptop once only with the adapter and check if the beeps are observed.
Please update the BIOS to the latest version available on Dell Support site.
Please private message us the service tag of the system.
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Hi itsmetri,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Is there any other activity on the system like fan spinning or hard drive been read?
Do you have another monitor to try?
please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
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I've backed up all my documents to CD's, but am reluctant to re-install Windows.

Here are the mini-dump files. Hoping someone can interpret them and help me out!

Any help would be fantastic!

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A:Dell Inspiron - BSOD Issue

All 18 minidumps are the same:
Could be a memory or hard drive problem. The laptop should ave some recovery or hard drive/ memory checks built-in
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Welcome to Seven Forums

Have a look at this SF Thread - Touchpad Driver for Dell Inspiron 1525

Hope things work out and regards
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Hi samrat2252,
Thanks for posting.
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Answered here
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Thank you for writing to us!
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