Fritzy

Hi

I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 running XP. I can no longer run on the battery. If i press FN + F3 to view battery level nothing shows up. When i go to control panel, power options and power meter tab, it says under the battery picture "not present". When i hit F2 on start up and check the battery meter here it says "not present". Using Dells diagnostic tools, under battery it came up with error code 3600:0123 Left battery bay, battery charger test fail. I checked out this error code and someone had a similar problem and downloaded the latest BIOS. When i download and install the BIOS it gets too a point where it asks for you to connect AC & battery (which i am doing) but goes no further. Also, not sure if the problem is related, when i press FN + F10 to open the disc drive, nothing happens. Sorry to waffle but can anybody help !!

Desperate



Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Battery not recognized

Eliot - MSFT

Hi Fritzy.

I am sorry that you are having this problem. I can see how that would be frustrating, to say the least. And unfortunately, I don't have any knowledge of how to fix your situation.

I am not quite sure that this is the appropriate alias for such a question, though, as we deal mostly with questions about developing applications for notebooks and Tablet PC. You may find that you get a better or faster response by posting this same question on something like the Windows XP Discussions in Hardware Newsgroup.

Best of luck,

Eliot - MSFT





Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Battery not recognized

nkb

I've had the same problem - I've now gotten three new batteries and after about a month this happens everytime.

it's EXTREMELY annoying - I was hoping someone figured this out...

fyi - I have a dell inspiron 6000





Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Battery not recognized

nkb