Dell :: Precision M90Doesn't Recognize Battery?

Oct 5, 2009

I'm working on a Precision M90 for a friend. I've reinstalled the OS and all drivers from the Dell website.

The problem I'm having is that even before reinstalling everything, the computer is not recognizing the battery.

I've tried searching and came up with nothing. It doesn't show up in the BIOS or anywhere else. None of the lights on the battery are showing up either.

The indicator on the laptop shows that it's in trickle charge mode, but this is clearly not happening. When I unplug the AC Adapter, it dies within a couple minutes.

The computer will run without the battery installed on AC power only. I tried to flash the BIOS, but of course I can't because the computer cannot recognize the battery.

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Dell :: 6400 Doesn't Recognize New Battery

Dec 19, 2008

So my laptop has been taking a crap lately. First the power supply broke and had to get a new one and now the battery is down to 30-40 minutes. I bought a 9 cell battery off ebay and just got it in. I plugged it in and the laptop says "Battery not recognized, will not charge." Whats up with it? Is there a way to get it charging? I don't have the money to buy the $200 battery from Dell.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv2125nr Will Not Recognize Or Charge Battery

Apr 29, 2010

I recently was given an HP dv2125nr laptop that needed a new motherboard. I purchased a new one and replaced it and the laptop was up and running. I was happy and figured that I had just salvaged a decent laptop.

When I first turned it on I noticed it wouldn't run off battery power but thought, no big deal it just needs charged. That turned out to not be the case. I went about reinstalling the operating system using the recovery partition and didn't give much thought to running it on battery til I noticed that the power icon said "On AC Power, Charging" It didn't give me a percentage however, and when I double clicked to inpect further I noticed that the battery icon under battery #1 had an X through it, and it also said "Total Battery Power remaining: Unknown".

At this point I updated the BIOS because I had seen a few forum topics that suggested this, I also made sure I had the most up to date drivers off HP's site for all hardware. Another step I took was to uninstall the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" then scan for hardware changes and let Windows reinstall it. None of this worked.

I then assumed I had a bad battery on my hands, I ordered another one (not an HP, a cheaper one) and when it came I plugged it in overnight to charge and after about 12 hours turned the laptop back on to see if I had a fully charged battery, I did not!

It was acting in exactly the same way the original battery had acted. The only difference that I could notice was, that on one of my many reboots the icon under battery #1 in the Power Meter window only had a single red slash through it, instead of a red X.

Things I have tried:

1. Updated BIOS
2. Updated all drivers
3. Fresh install of Windows XP (again after the original recovery install)
4. Unistalling the "ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" in Device Manager.
5. Ran HP Battery Check Utility, has a divide by zero exception upon startup, then says no battery is present.
6. Booting directly to BIOS and allowing it a chance to charge overnight.
7. Swapping both batteries (no difference).
8. Taking back apart casing to make sure there were no loose wires.

My only thought next would be that either both batteries are bad (seems unlikely) or that there is a problem with the new motherboard. The motherboard being bad would surprise me, as it is able to run just fine without using battery power.

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Dell :: Battery For Precision 4300

May 27, 2010

Battery is completely dead, no charge, have to keep it plugged in to stay on. I bought a battery at batteries plus because I needed one asap, well for some reason that battery made my monitor die when it was in.

Once I took the battery out monitor was normal. I don't really want to buy off dell as I'm not looking to spend that kind of money for a battery. Just looking for a battery similar to the one Dell provided,

if anyone knows where I could possibly find like similar to that. 11.1 Vdc, 85Wh, 9 cell Li-ion battery,

I keep seeing one's that 'work' for Precision 4300 but are $30-$40 which I seem kind of skeptical of. Just needing input on what to look for and where from one's around here who know a little more about this than I.

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Dell :: Precision M90 And Precision M 6300 WHO IS THE ODM?

Mar 11, 2009

I am trying to find out who the ODM ( original design manufacturer) is for these precision models, dell no longer sells them, perhaps there is another channel for buying one besides Dell???

If anyone has any information please let me know and also what model not just the ODM's name.

For example ALienware laptops are made by the ODM Clevo which also sells the same Chassis without the alienware bling and price under the name of Sager, Averatec also as I recall ....

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Dell :: 1535 Won't Recognize Blu-ray Disk

Dec 29, 2008

I did some searching, but couldn't find anything directly related to this problem.
Basically -- salesmen sold me on the the "this dell has a blu-ray in it", and i'd recently upgraded to an HDMI setup for my home theater, so i though -- why the hell not.
I've never had blu-ray before, so i only have one disk - Wall-E -, and well, it won't play.
As far as i can tell -- my dell has no idea that i've just fed it a blu-ray.
What' the deuce? Does this peice of need to go back?

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May 24, 2009

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I searched everywhere & tried:

1.Uninstall/installing the drive
2.removing registry keys (upper and lower filters )
3.firmware update JD06
4.System Restore

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Motherboard Does Not Recognize The Hard Disk

Jan 24, 2010

My motherboard on a Dell XPS M1530 (configuration below) does not recognize the hard disk.

I checked the hard drive and it is working well so I concluded it is the motherboard. I need advise on how much a new motherboard would cost, which motherboard I need, and whether it is worth going through a repair/replacement.

I gave the laptop (it is out of warranty, but with the cause being water damage the warranty would most probably be void anyway) to a repair shop and they want $349 to attempt a repair or $149 to replace it with a new one (this does not include the cost of a new motherboard).

I was looking for one on ebay, however I am not sure if it will be compatible with my configuration.

I would appreciate if anyone who had the same problem or experience with a similar issue can provide any input. Here is the configuration: ...

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Dell :: Inspiron E1505 (6400) USB Not Recognize External HDD

Aug 3, 2009

The USB ports can recognize USB mouses and keyboards. However, it will not recognize external HDDs or her Ipod. So far, I've taken the liberty of reformatting her computer but the problem still persist.

I've updated all the drivers to the latest editions and I have tried multiple methods of resetting the USB. (Complete power down of the laptop, Uninstalled the USBs from Device Manager) Does anyone have any suggestions?

Laptop Specs:

Dell Inspiron e1505 (6400)
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Intel Core Duo T2500 2.00Ghz
2GB RAM
100GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon x1400
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG Wifi
SigmaTell HD Audio

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 Does Not Recognize New Seagate Momentus 250 GB

Apr 16, 2009

As this HD was often recommended in Internet forums as a replacement for the built-in Fujitsu 60GB, I bought it and tried to make it run today.
Unfortunately, the HD is not recognized.

I used Acronis True Image to copy the contents of the old HD onto the new one, but in Bios only the value for the old HD appears (58GB).

I removed the battery, I tried all kinds of boot-ups to no avail.

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May 20, 2010

I have VGN-SZ450n.

I've installed
The one control/utility file
The 4 System component files
the 3 wireless files

It recognized the intel wireless from the beginning under hardware however even after installing all those files and rebooting I can't get it to recognize the switch is turned on for the wireless. In smartwi it says they are turned off. Is there a software way of turning them on?

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HP/Compaq :: MyCD Drive Wont Recognize Disks

Mar 24, 2010

Everytime I put a disk into my laptop and try to load it, it tells me the disk is blank. I have tried putting in a blank disk for itunes to burn a cd and when I tried to burn it the drive opened and told me to insert a disk. So then I tried even a different brand of blank disks and still had no luck. I have also put in a actual cd and a cd for a program in but when I tried to run them the drive opened and said to please insert a disk. I'm not sure why its doing this. It was working perfectly fine a couple days before. I have typed "regedit" and deleted the upper and lower filters and then restarted the computer, I have used the control panel to uninstall the drive and then restarted the computer, I have made sure my drive was up-to-date and it said it was, and I have even tried restarting the computer while holding the eject button until the computer was loaded.

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Jan 8, 2009

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Sep 29, 2009

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I recently installed XP on a coworkers 1810T and because i'm interested in the machine myself i wanted to investigate the brightness issue and see if Acer is working on a fix, or even recognizes the problem.

My correspondence with Acer has been extremely frustrating and disappointing. I was considering using the 1810T laptops to replace our office's aging Lenovos but Acer's lack of support has made me majorly turned me off to that idea.

Here's my discussion with Acer, reverse chronological order (start at the bottom):............................................

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Sep 21, 2009

OS is Vista x86 32-bit.

We couldn't for the life of us get the Seagate HDD recognized when plugged inside the eSATA port. Worked fine via the alternative IEEE1394 connector, though. The "super-duper" trick recommended by the manufacturer, consisting of mere rescanning drives with the HDD manager in Computer Management did not effect in anything. Nor did installation of Intel's hard drive manager (which came with a driver update under the veil)

But the dealer whom he bought the HDD from insisted that the HDD worked fine via eSATA, so it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem, nor could a defective cable be the culprit, since he used the very same.

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Dell :: XPS 16 Vs Precision

Feb 26, 2010

I configured (on the Canadian website) an XPS Studio 16 and a Dell Precision. Here are the prices in CDN$:

Dell Studio XPS 16: $3,047

Code:
Genuine Windows ® 7 Ultimate Edition with XP Mode
Intel® Core™ i7-820QM Quad Core Processor 1.73GHz (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Microsoft Works, English

McAfee SecurityCenter, 36-Months
3Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis & Accidental Damage Service .....

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Dell :: Precision M6400delays?

Nov 15, 2008

has anyone ordered and received a 17" Precision M6400 or M6400 Covet? Can anyone post when they ordered and received?

I just gave up on a month-and-a-half old order, and am trying to gauge whether I can actually expect the new one I placed to arrive. The sales rep, of course, will tell you "Oh Dec. 2nd is the worst case scenario, it should arrive before then!"

Ordered 9/26. Gave up and cancelled order 11/5.

Ordered again 11/5. Expected delivery: 12/2. (But will it make it)?

Oh and if you ordered a Covet, can you say whether it was glossy or matte screen? There seems to be great confusion on this! .......

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Jan 21, 2009

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Dell :: Vostro Vs Precision

Apr 27, 2010

I'm looking to upgrade my cheap consumer-grade laptop with something more robust. My uses are mostly software development as well as photography (Photoshop, etc.). I'm not interested in using this new machine for gaming (that would be a very secondary use).

I'm looking for a 17" laptop, so am considering both the Vostro 3700 and Precision M6500. I understand the system differences between these two machines, as well as the cost differences. Ideally, I'd like whatever I buy to last 3+ years without falling too far behind in technology, but on the other hand the Precision is very expensive (budgets suck).

Thus, would the new Vostro 3700, maxed out on configuration, be a worthwhile investment or, since I'm going to spend the money, should I go the extra mile and get the Precision? What would I miss (other than the graphics card mostly) if I go Vostro?

I've been agonizing over this for a good month or so and realize making a decision like this in a vacuum isn't going to happen, so let me know your thoughts.

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Dell :: Shall I Go For A Precision M4400?

Apr 18, 2010

I am considering of getting myself a laptop for personal CAD and design use.

I am looking to buy a resonably priced Quadro graphic laptop and hope it last for 2 years or so...

Could anyone kindly advise me on if the Dell Precision M4400 would be a good option? (below is the spec I am thinking of going for)

Processor: 2.8Ghz T9600 Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4Gb (800Mhz, DDR2)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX1700M (512Mb)
Hard Disk: 320Gb (7200rpm)

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Dell :: Upgrading To 4GB RAM On A M65 Precision

Sep 9, 2009

So I bought a M65 precision a few years ago (3-4)

Now that a good windows OS 64bit is available, I decided to to upgrade my ram from 2gb to the maximum 4gb.

After seeing that my computer recognizes 4GB but is only using 3GB I got pissed off.

After some research I found this link:
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"So you pay a really huge premium (compared with 2Gb RAM) to get 4Gb of RAM ... and so how much memory do you expect the BIOS to make available to the OS. For a Dell M65 the answer is just 3.071Gb.

Response from Dell ...

The processor only has 32 address lines, limiting it to an addressing map of 4 gigabytes.

The chipset, PCI devices, PCI express region, and video cards use some of this map, and the BIOS correctly reports this range as unavailable to the operating system. If the user installs 4 GB of physical memory, then the processor has no way to address the memory that overlaps with these regions, already in use. The chipset directs memory access to the appropriate device rather than sending it to random access memory (RAM).

On Dell's new line of desktops, PCI express uses 500 megabytes (MB) in the map; integrated video takes 256 MB right below PCI express, leaving 3.25 GB of memory available to the operating system via RAM. In some cases, less RAM is available depending on what other add-in cards are installed.

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Oct 23, 2007

I had a car accident yesterday and my m90 was smashed in the trunk of my car

I'm gonna contact dell tomorrow since i have complete care for another year and a half.

But i was checking the new Precisions and they all come with a fx1600 .. is this worst then the fx2500 that i had?

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Apr 28, 2009

(note: I posted this in the XPS/Studio section, and I'm reposting it here since it pertains to both)

I am looking for a notebook for my girlfriend. She studies architecture, so she needs something with a powerful GPU, high resolution display, but not too heavy (she has to lug it with her every day all over campus). We don't want to spend more than ~$1500, and hopefully get it for less than that with discounts (either through the University or her mother's job) .....

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Dell :: Precision M90 Exchange

Oct 29, 2007

so after complaining to dell many times about terrible heats and non expected shutdowns due to heat they have arranged a replacement for my system, one in the sig.

They called me on friday saying they where going to book an M6300 with the LOWER 1600M, so I opposed as i didnt payed the premium of having the 2500m just for nothing. So now they are looking at 3 main options.

Money Back

Exchange for XPS M1730

Gime me a 1600M and then upgrade it to 2600M.

IMO money back is the best option, eventhough the XPS M1730 base is just a bit more expensive, like 300 eur = 430$, i can make sure that i get it with the stuff i want, I dont really trust them on exchanging it to the base XPS and im sure they will lower stuff like 120gb hd, t7300 , CDRW-DVD etc, Im completelly opposed to a 1600m and exchange for 2600m as Im not even sure if it will ever be released.

What should I expect from them? I have really no clue on that, i have the maximum warranty you can have on the computer that is NBD Multi Care, so from what i can read in the specs of the warranty a replacement cannot be lower of performance in anycase than its predecessor.

If they were to upgrade me to the xps with shity stuff, by that i mean parts that are not available in the web but they can order in an specific situation like mine, should I really complain, Im reading posts of an upcoming 8800GTX for laptops, should i just ask for my money and wait for it to be released? Are they gonna put it in SLI ?

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