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Dell Precision M4500 stopped recognizing battery

Q: Dell Precision M4500 stopped recognizing battery

Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop which stopped recognizing the battery a couple months back. I have had the laptop for one year now with absolutely no problems up until this happened. I am pretty sure the battery is still good, it's not that old, but since the computer wont even recognize it is in, there's no way to check if it can charge. I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, maybe there is a fix before I have to shell out the money for a new battery.

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A: Dell Precision M4500 stopped recognizing battery

Laptop batteries go bad any time, and they are considered to be "consumable" like paper is to a printer. Replace the battery and you should be okay

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I ran the CrystalDiskUtility and the most it eeks out is at 94%. The built in Performance Utility in Windows 7 currently measures at 6.7

I was told an SSD should equal out to close to 100% and at least 7.0 as benchmarks if I want to utilize all the performance it offers. Is this the best that it can do?

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RAID On is the default SATA controller setting in some BIOS, even with one HD,.

Try AHCI first for install.

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A:Precision M4500 Bios will not update from A07 to A08

Hi VisionFire,
 
Thanks for the post. I would first suggest checking in the BIOS currently installed on your system if the Signed Firware update (opt in) in the BIOS can be found under the security settings and is listed as "Signed Firmware Update". Once this feature is turned on, it cannot be disabled.
If this setting is enabled the system will checks all BIOS updates are dell signed prior to completing installation, If for some reason the .exe file is not signed or corrupted, the installation will fail.
 
If the setting is disabled. Have you been able to try reinstalling A07 or even flashing back to a previous version before upgrading to A08?
 
If the setting is enabled. I would suggest downloading the A08 file again to make sure the version already downloaded was not corrupted in its original download.   
 
For more information on the signed driver settings and BIOS updates see below:
 
http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/04/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=533168
 
 
1.       Please note that if the A01 BIOS is currently installed on your system you must first apply the P02 patch (M4500P02.EXE) before upgrading to this BIOS. P02 BIOS link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails?driverId=R271142
 
2.       Please note that if the A07 or before A07 BIOS is currently installed on your system you must first update to A08 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS. A08 BIOS link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails?driverId=J2M4W
 
3.       Please note that if the A09 or before A09 BIOS is currently installed on your system you must first update to A10 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS. A10 BIOS link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails?driverId=R3GXK
 
Regards,

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The Windows 7 bootable USB needs to be FAT32 formatted and setup for the GPT partition scheme using the likes of Rufus. See here for details:
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Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to first flash the BIOS. If that doesnt fix the issue that there could be a problem with the battery and the my system board.
Kindly private message the service tag.
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Hi ARIXZAJICEK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please check with alternate battery or adapter.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
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Need more information mate.. be more specific..

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws370/en/ug/skycvrop.htm#1059310

and for all info

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws370/en/ug/skycvrop.htm#1059310
 

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A:Dell Precision 390

You have not told us what motherboard is installed, now which processor. They differ in some Del Precisions... or give us the Service Tag
 

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A:Computer just stopped recognizing external HD

Have you tried it on another computer? Do you have warranty on the drive or any data you need to recover of it?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-just-stopped-recognizing-external-hd.1091708/
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in printers check it has not switched over to the microsft document writer as the default printer

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A:Vista Stopped Recognizing Monitor

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A:CD/DVD drive has stopped recognizing CDs/DVDs

Configure the BIOS boot order to CD before hard disk. Put a known-good bootable disk into the drive and restart the computer. If it boots from the CD, you have a Windows problem. If not, you need to replace the DVD drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cd-dvd-drive-has-stopped-recognizing-cds-dvds.909135/
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A:DVD Drive stopped recognizing DVDs!!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-drive-stopped-recognizing-dvds.228106/
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A:Windows has stopped recognizing my secondary HDD

Hello ayeshaf. Welcome to the forum.

Sorry, more questions than answers:
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A:Computer stopped recognizing cd dvd drives

The 'Standard' first thing to try is outlined here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/314060


Merry Christmas (I am overposting)
 

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A:Computer has stopped recognizing when I click!

You need to try to do a scan for spyware instead of virus try this program called X-Cleaner from X-Cleaner Spyware Remover and Privacy Protection Software. you can try to save all your files and delete your profile and create a new one.

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A:Dell Precision add processsor

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A:Dell Precision 490 CPU Upgrade

I have tried a Intel x5365 and it always comes up as a unsupported CPU. I am running BIOS revision A08. Is there more magic sauce involved such as a non-general release BIOS rev?

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Please find the details on Page 27 and 150 from the below link:
http://dell.to/2fhfwaa
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A:Dell Precision m60 problem

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thanx
 

A:Drivers for DELL Precision 410

Not here?
http://support.dell.com/

It has Dell precision 410 workstation drivers. Probably the motherboard chipset drivers contain what you need.

Without the service tag or serial number I cant get deeper.
 

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A:Dell precision t3600

Hi Yagoub Zaky,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Do you get any error message when you try to install the drivers or windows operating system?
From where are you installing the drivers i.e. dvd media or Dell Support site?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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A:Programs have stopped recognizing an internet connection

Welcome to TSF....

With un-installing the AT&T Yahoo Security Suite something might not have been put back the way it was supposed to do. Give this a try:

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

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REGISTRY WARNING :

The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup the registry after running the repair-install procedure successfully.

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

(Remember to always keep a backup of two things: Your registry, and your data. You will never be sorry. ]

(The Windows? XP CD WILL be required for this procedure.)
( Recovery discs are NOT recommended with this procedure.)

A good set of instructions for doing a Repair-Installation are found on the following page and print out the pages of the site for reference further instructions on Slipstreaming Windows XP Home or Pro with any of the service packs are provided also other additional links that might be needed.

Please read the whole page on this web site to familiarize yourself with the procedure and all of the Warnings

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
The following links are provided for reference incase they are needed.

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed. ]

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/917964

(How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install with IE6 Installed. ]

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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I hope that this cures your woes.

Post back with the results, and if there are any other queries/concerns.

Cheers

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A:W10 PC suddenly stopped recognizing ASUS monitor

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A:Computer stopped recognizing my external harddrive

Not much I can suggest, but have you tried connecting the HD into different USB slots also you could try doing a system restore before the problem occurred.
 

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A:PC suddenly stopped recognizing my camera card

My PC suddenly stopped recognizing my camera card ...Click to expand...

The card appears neither in File Explorer nor Disk Management?

Don't know where to go for the "start" section that was used before Windows 8.Click to expand...

Briefly, pressing the <Windows Logo> key will get you to the Start screen, on which you can search for 'most anything and is an implementation of what used to be called All Programs. <Windows Logo> + x will bring up a Quick Access Menu, which includes a lot of useful things like Control Panel, Command Prompt, etc. You might want to take a quick look at my sticky thread at the top of this forum.
 

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A:Solved: Computer stopped recognizing SATA HD

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A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

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.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
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A:Dell Precision 5510 - M2 SATA SSD

Thank you for posting your query here.Both these device should work without any issues after the upgrade.

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A:Dell Precision horrible crashing.

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After all that Dell has done and even providing another laptop it will be fantastic if anybody can come up with another idea.

I suggest a change of habit if the battery still has decent life. Try to use the PC just on battery, and then charge it when the laptop is shut down or hibernating. I realize that is not always convenient or possible.
 

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Something weird is happening here. A laptop will have 2 sources of sound: the speakers built-in and the chipset sound beeping device - thats for POST beeps mainly.
I can't see how both of them would go bust at the same time.
 

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A:Windows 7 Pro install on Dell Precision 690

[at the edge of my comfort / knowledge zone]
 
I would be sure to reformat all of the drives before putting them into service
The RAID configuration must be in place before you start installing the OS and programs
When you add a SSD you may have to start from scratch if you want to reconfigure things.
 
Dick

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/566402/windows-7-pro-install-on-dell-precision-690/
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Hi Everyone,
I have already two HDs (1TB + 2TB) and recently I bought one more - 3TB (I have read that you can connect disk up to 3TB to T7610 motherboard) But unfortunately it is not recognised...
On top of that I am not able to boot my linux 64bit system when this disk is connected....
Probably I am missing something..
Thank you!
Best,
tomek

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19982876