Dell Inspiron 15 3521 :: Battery Failure - Laptop Plugged In All The Time

Nov 28, 2014

I have a Inspiron 15 (3521, Late 2012) and my battery has failed 7 days after the warranty was up-Murphy's Law.

I keep my laptop plugged in all the time  and therefore do not run it off the battery.

I don't see how the battery could fail, when I don't run (use it) the computer from it, especially after only 1 years usage?

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The blue screen(I got this one Bad_Pool_Header when I tried starting my PC up in the morning, it happened yesterday and today, they are probably random) [URL] .....

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 which, until recently, was working fine. 

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I've taken the following steps:

1. I tried battery diagnostics on Dell site.  Said the battery is fine.
2.  Ran full diagnostics at boot on startup.  Those say in Current/High/Low columns:

Primary Battery Charge: 5% (now actually 4%); Primary Battery Health: 86%; Primary Battery Voltage: 11106 mV/11106mV/11106mv; Primary Battery Current Flow: 0mA/0 mA/ 0 mA; AC adapter:  65 watt adapter/na/na 

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Primary Battery : Charge Cycles=159; Temperature=26C, Voltage=1106mV; Current=0mA; Remaining Capacity=0.271Ah; FullCapacity=5.184Ah; BatteryHealth=86%; ManufactureDate=6/8/2013; Serial Number=b99

Charger: ChargerState=Installed.

3.  Checked and rechecked physical connections, took battery in/out and used alternate plugs (although usual light ring glowing around plug to computer and icon says charging, took it out and replugged into computer, wall, and at the brick, tried various plugs at the hotel and at the office).

4.  From Device Manager, uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.

5.  From Power Options, selected alternate power plans and changed plan settings/restored default settings for the plan.

6.  Went to Dell's drivers & downloads.  Downloaded suggested updates to Intel drivers and BIOS.  Installed Intel drivers.

7.  Because power level was under 10%, couldn't install the BIOS update normally.  So I downloaded a program to make a bootable USB drive, made the boot USB, transferred the BIOS update to it, restarted the computer, enabled legacy boot settings to get it to boot to the USB, and flashed the bios out of a DOS prompt with the /forceit command.

8.  Since none of this worked, reran diagnostics (same results, slightly different voltage than the earlier office test, and diagnostic showed the drain when I momentarily pulled the AC cable out of the computer).

9.  Took battery out entirely and restarted computer.  Went back to Device Manager, uninstalled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and Microsoft AC Adapter, shut down computer, pulled out adapter.  Reinstalled battery, replugged AC adapter, restarted computer and both programs reinstalled.

10.  Downloaded, installed and ran iOlo system check software and followed recommendations for other fixes although it found no issues with battery.

None of this has worked.  I've now got a battery at 4% with the icon still showing 'plugged in, charging'.  I don't have an alternate Dell battery and charger to try in the system (hotel doesn't have one, I may try to run to a local electronics store tonight after work to see if I can borrow one).  While this could be a hardware issue, with the timing (issue arose after upgrade, no issues previously) and the battery passing its diagnostics I'm guessing software...maybe...

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