i got old Dell latitude CPi A series laptop....Battery is dead. Does anyone have any idea if i can upgrad BIOS without battery????
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If the machine will run with just the power adapter, Why not .Your main concern is that you have power completely through the flash cycle. You would not Flash bios without being plugged in anyway.
hello all,today i bought used SL410 with a dead battery. Now when i want to upgrade bios, but upgrade software asks asks for fully charged battery. ( !what a clever way to avoid possible problems.) i want to get around this problem, without buying extra battery. i don't have any more budget to spare for new battery. OS: LinuxReason for upgrade bios: cpu upgrade oem to t9600, PS: CPU costs $16.99 , battery costs $56.99 and you guys s#ck at development. put a message like "you must know what you're doing" and then let me proceed to what i want to do.Read other answers
I have a DELL XPS M1530, and I have 2 batteries.
last week I decided to try windows 7, and I took the chance and downloaded all the updated drivers, including the BIOS.
Once the computer was working OK, I noticed that my battery level only goes down. it was not charging with the AC power plugged. when the battery was at 0% I thought it was some problem with the battery, So I got my spare one... and happened exactly the same thing.
Now I look at the battery icon on the bottom right, and it says "0% available (Plugged in, not charging)"
do you have any ideia what is going on?
Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?
It sounds like a bug might have been fixed. I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery). The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery. It will stop charging when it is fully charged.Read other 1 answers
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?Read other answers
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?
I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.
Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously
I've found a fully and very easily reproductible battery drain issue (+2.5W consumption!) when not using "Connected Standby" sleep in windows 10.
Here is the detail :
- First, I don't use "Connected Standby" anymore as I've had many occurrences of the computer not going to sleep when closing the lid in "Connected standby" mode. To disable "Connected Standby", you've to put "CsEnabled" to 0 (instead of 1) in \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Power.
- I use BatteryBar v3.6.6 to monitor power consumption in realtime (it works really well)
- The problem is the following : on my 9360 QHD+ with backling at 15%, when doing vitually nothing on Windows 10, the power consumption is between 3000 and 4000 mW when I cold start Windows 10. Then, if I close the lid for a few seconds (to put the computer to sleep) and open it up again, the consumption is then between 5500 and 6500 mW. No matter the number of times I re-close/re-open the lid, I then never can have between 3000 and 4000 mW again. The overconsumption is about 2500 mW compared to the normal initial power consumption
- This problem never happened with BIOS 1.0.7, I tried it dozens of time on different units of 9360
- The problem appeared with BIOS 1.2.3 and is now still present in 1.3.2
- The problem is clearly linked to the Thunderbird BIOS update that occured in BIOS 1.2.3. If I disable the Thunderbird port in BIOS 1.3.2, I have no batte... Read more
Hey everyone, i have been receiving the "Your battery is temporarily disabled" notification after the laptop randomly turns off. Getting it started again is easy, all i have to do it disconnect the battery and reconnect it and it starts. However at first it might happen once a month, then once a week, now it's a few times a day and even within a few minutes of resetting it, it can happen. It's random at the moment, but it won't last more than a day, typically no less than a few hours before turning off.
So far i have replaced both the AC Adaptor and Battery, and i switch between the 2 with no improvements. I have updated the BIOS, and i also uninstalled the battery drivers, but not the AC driver (it wasn't suggested but i might try it anyway). Still no luck.
Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference. Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.MikeRead other answers
Computer failed during upgrade of bios. I have followed all the steps to recover bios: taken out battery, pressed windows + B + power, restore screen appears. Computer goes thru bios restore process and verification. When it gets to the 'count down to windows start up' and 'continue to restart button', the computer freezes and does not restart. I have pressed the continue button, nothing. I have let the count down continue and it stops at 1 then nothing.Read other answers
My G580 is stuck onpage that reads FOR EVALUATION ONLY. NOT FOR RESALE. Won't allow to upload bios. Did nothing but power on machine for this to occur.Read other answers
I have posted a few questions regarding getting samsung 950 pro (NVME M.2 ssd) to be recognized quickly on boot by ENVY 750-170SE cto rom family id #2b4b and it hasn't been resolved. I am pretty sure that HP will need to create a newer bios than the a.08 version that i have or the lower versioned number a.07 which is available from HP's website (even though it has a newer date than a.08 (this is really strange)) - How do i go about getting HP to release a beta or final bios that shortens my boot time by 3 minutes? Am i posting in the wrong area, if so where do i post? I am not alone with this problem. see SpearfishX post #21 - and i am unable to post in this forum, it needs to be reopened and addressed - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-750se-capable-of-M-2-NVMe-u...
@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it. Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs. Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.Read other 8 answers
I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening. I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator. The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button. The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update. I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it. No good, it would not even run now. There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one. Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start.
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7. The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
No it happened to me too. Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican. In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.
hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
ps. i just found this
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
if that is any help.
Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)
I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).
You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.
otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".
I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.
What can I do now?
Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.
But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.
Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more
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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:
Couldn't install Windows 8.1
Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS
When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:
Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104
Try again Cancel
Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.
Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:
This PC doesn't meet system requirements
Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS
Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more
Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...
If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.
Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows, the BIOS version is UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP has already upgraded to 1.09 Anyone could help? Many thanks.Read other answers
Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.Read other answers
Very easy folks. 3v 3 wire BIOS Battery CR2032.
There are 3 wires attach to the battery that has a cover over it. The wires are usually white, red, black. They attach to a white plug that fits into a plug on the motherboard.
Open up your laptop back and look it can be just a cion type or a 2 wire CR2032 or the kind I want which is 3 wire.
Hi I have a question. When the computer is shut down the battery on the mother board keeps all info in memory. Is the battery still used by the bios when Windows is running ? Or is the batteries power being used up 24/7 ? Thanks
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My dad had problems with losing the time on XP - we were told this was the battery even though his sa-80 was only 2 years old..now I have a new battery to go in BUT Im not convinced that the battery is at fault - cos after re-installing XP the clock hasnt lost time once... something else seems to be afoot and im wondering if its related , some programs ive installed or startup settings are reverting back... like ive not installed them etc... bookmarks disapearing, wierd , can battery do this? i dont think it can?! - my next suspect is PC TOOLS - my dad uses PC Tools Anti-Virus + Spyware Doctor + Firewall - (ive since replaced with Avira + Windows Defender + Zone Alarm) they seemed to be causing problems with Adobe CS3 install - i disabled them and the install worked...
some programs ive installed or startup settings are reverting back... like ive not installed them etc... bookmarks disapearing, wierd , can battery do this? i dont think it can?!Click to expand...
No, the BIOS does not, cannot affect your system in this way.
Since I got my Inspiron 1525 with Windows vista from Dell, it has never worked without the power cord. The battery is not recognized by the system and has never worked.
Hi and welcome to TSG.
I would have been contacting Dell technical support as soon as I noticed the problem.
I updated my laptop bios and since then my laptop continuosly reboot when the battery is plug. If I take the battery off the system starts and everything is fine, but when a plug in the battery, in 10 seconds the laptop switch off. I want to update my bios but I can't because I only can start the system with no battery plug in, and of course, the software stops when checks that have not battery plug in. Can someone help me, please?Read other answers
Just built a system - using an asus k8v-x board, and after inital boot up - got a bios error =0163.
Research shows that as a clock error.....asus tech support suggests putting in a new battery, but that was after they did the same web search i did....
I am getting a battery tommrorow, but am i barking up the wrong tree?
ive already tried removing all drives, removing and testing both ram sticks seperatly, in the correct slots, and reseting the cmos, reseting the time...etc..
this is a build for my boss who is putting $$ up for a faster build...
would a dying/dead battery be the cause?
any help aprcieated...
bios is AMI
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Ever since updating my 11e to Windows 10 I have been having issues with the LCD brightness. I have updated to- BIOS 1.12- Settings Dependency (latest)- System Interface Foundation (latest) Still, these are my persistent LCD brightness issues. - The BIOS display is rather dim (probably about 30% normal brightness) and cannot be adjusted regardless of battery or adapter power being applied. There are no options in BIOS to change the display brightness. - The very first Windows logo screen that displays after the Lenovo boot screen is quite dim as well. The following screen just before the desktop goes to "normal" brightness. "Normal" brightness in this case means 100% when the adapter is plugged in and about 70% when running on battery! I have modified all the display-related settings in Windows Power management from the control panel. I tried this in both the Balanced and High Performance profiles and even created a new profile with all options tuned for full performance. All display brightness options are turned up to 100% for both battery and plugged-in scenarios. No matter what I do I cannot get the LCD to full brightness while running on battery!!! Does ANYBODY know anything about this and how to fix it? Help would be greatly appreciated. Hey Lenovo... I assume you guys know something about this. I assume there is an 11e running somewhere in support with Win 10 Pro 64 bit on it.... Read more
SOLVED- Go to AMD Catalyst Control Center. When it comes up, select "Power" button and then "PowerPlay" . Look for Enable Vari-Bright and uncheck it then click Apply. DoneRead other 1 answers
the time in XP on my my dads Acer Aspire SA-80 keeps displaying wrong time now and again - ive just re-installed XP for him as it was corrupt and updates wouldnt install
we have a new battery for the mobo - is it safe to just swap the battery?
im worried the CMOS will clear and this will completely ruin the motherboard
as you can tell ive never changed a battery before - the computer is only two years old and he's had this problem for most of this time
It is safe just to swap it, I'd prefer turning the power off before doing it CMOS won't propably clear within the couple of tens of seconds it takes at most, and even if it would clear, you'd just need to set the settings back.
AFAIK, the purpose of the BIOS battery backup is to provide power to the BIOS chip for storing the BIOS setting when the computer is shutdown. It seems that on my machine, it no longer functioning as it should.
Starting up the desktop stops at the BIOS screen that asks for running setup or take the default values for the BIOS settings. Selecting the default values does boot Windows, but it also detected lot of changes and my drives, including the SSD, show up now as IDE/ATAPI interfaces. Windows did ask for reboot that didn't take place as of yet and everything seems to be working just fine.
The question is, will the unintentional change from AHCI to IDE have any issues when the system is rebooted? If the machine will boot just fine, can the BIOS settings changed back to AHCI? I seem to recall that there might be an issue with Windows when changing the hardware control type in the BIOS.
It sounds as if the battery is dead.
It's not going to save any settings properly in that state, you should try swapping out the battery it's only 3 or 4 bucks.
I've seen this battery die on computers ranging from days to a decade old.
generally they do last several years without trouble though.
My dell when i unplug it and plug it back in won't keep the bios settings. I replace the battery with a new one and the jumper is on normal. But it will tell me my cmos battery voltage it low but it's brand new. I can't figure it out. The jumper said normal or setup. I can't even find a service manual for it. Well thanks for any help i can get.
Thanks for writing to us.
After changing the battery is the BIOS saving the settings?
Have you replaced it with the same part# as the original one. If yes, then possibly we are looking at the connector on the motherboard is faulty.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
I have just purchased a used a Sager D87P Laptop and it has a Bios password. Where is the Bios battery located? I need to reset the bios to clear the password. I have looked in the bottom removable covers but did not find it there.
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I found an old PC (Progen) in trash that didn't come with hard drive and CD-Rom, but when first try to startup it can go to BIOS. (it has about 32 MB RAM)
Because BIOS has password protected, I try to reset the password by removing CMOS battery and wait for about 24 hours then install back the battery.
The problem now the PC can't go through BIOS, the fan is spinning and green light is on but no beep sound.
Don't know if the battery problem or the mobo already dead
Thanks for any help
CMOS only retains BIOS settings for a few seconds after the battery is removed. 24 hours is just insane overkill.
Also, on most semi-modern machines, the password isn't stored in volatile memory and as such will never be "reset" using that method - There will be a jumper on the motherboard to specifically erase the password. You should search for that motherboard on the internet and fine the manual for it.
As for the machine not POST'ing anymore, I would suggest that you moved a jumper or that something is not seated right. Double-check that the ram, cpu, video card, any other peripherals, cables, and battery are all seated properly. If in doubt, remove them and re-seat them. Find the manual for that motherboard online and go through it, checking all the jumpers on the motherboard to make sure they are in the correct positions.
I have problem with changing Bios battery, i replaced old Bios battery with new one, old battery had maybe 0,06V (tested with multimeeter) and new one was ok, 3V inside. So problem is next, after changing battery i changed time in Bios and saved changes that i made, so the computer made restart but after that monitors screen stays blank and monitors led is just blinking, computer works, but no picture. After reseting CMOS on motherboard with jumper, picture came back but, after changing time or anything in Bios same thing happens...no picture in monitor. What might be the problem, and solution? Maybe Bios update might help??
My head is empty...this is first time problem for me
Did you put the battery in backward? If you did the new is now dead. Check it.
Good Luck, Jim
I updated the bios for my G70-35 to DECN43WW (V2.11)When I restarted my Notebook it turns on on and off after a few secons.Finalay I discovered that the problem was coming from the battery WhenI remove the battery the notebook runs correctly If I plug the battery it stops after a few seconds.Any idea about my problem?Read other answers
How do I know that this works? I set the primarily ac use option in the bios and restarted. However, battery still charging to 100%.
You can try updating the BIOS and try the settings. Alternatively try draining the Battery power and then try using the AC adapter mode.
I have just received an additional battery I ordered for my Dell C840 Laptop. It is a high power, longer life battery than the one supplied with the unit, and I bought it at what I felt was a reasonable price off a UK supplier on eBay. It duly arrived sealed in its wrapping next day.
However, it comes with a Dell labelled original wrapped (unopened) CD entitled "Dell BIOS Upgrade".
Can an expert please advise as to:
1 - why this is needed.
2 - if I can simply plug the new battery in to use and charge it.
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I have a Thinkpad T60 Type 2007. Unfortunately my battery no longer works. When I try and update the BIOS using the 'BIOS update utility' version 2.23 an error message appears telling me that I cannot proceed with the BIOS update as my battery is not fully charged (which I am obviously aware of). Is there a way of initiating the BIOS update without a fully charged battery? Any help will be greatly appreciated. APL
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I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop, Runs Vista. Bought in 2009.
A month or more ago, the battery stopped working. I haven’t replaced it yet, because, 1. It went from working to not working very abruptly, and I’m not sure that’s how batteries die. 2. Checking online, I read it might be my BIOS. 3. I know someone who replaced her battery and it only worked for a week or so. So her computer must have another issue going on, maybe mine does too.
The last 2 weeks, the laptop has been freezing at random times.
When it’s not freezing, it’s running great. I run virus and malware checks often. Paid Avast, free Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, CCleaner, and I ran Windows Repair All in One.
I ran a diagnostic test at Dell, it found a critical hardware failure--my memory module isn’t working properly and should be replaced. My System Info says that my -- RAM is 4.00 GB, Total physical memory - 3.96 GB, Available physical memory - 2.58, Total virtual memory - 8.12 GB, Available virtual memory - 6.62 GB.
Question-could this memory module issue cause the battery issue and/or the random freezing?
I also attempted to update my BIOS at Dell, which was a recommended update. It wouldn’t allow me to complete the update, because there was no battery.
Any advice would be welcome.
Hello - Yes batteries can die abruptly.. normally you would see a decrease in how long it stays charged and then it would simply fail. But it could be yours just decided to die. Also your computer's freezing can be attributed to bad memory and if their memory tester found a problem you may indeed have failing memory, but I would try replacing the battery first ( just in case somehow the lack of battery is affecting the memory circuit. (unlikely but possible).Read other 23 answers
When you go to the bios and look under battery, you will see moderate, excellent, normal.
Can someone give me the names of what battery status one would see and what is the order? I assume there is more and seems new would be excellent and be listed as #1.
Excellent (new), Normal (charges to around 90% or more), Moderate (charges to around 80%), Poor (charges, but only to around 50%), and Battery needs to be replaced (will not charge), in that order. This is only from lots of experience at a very lage company with thousands of Dell laptops, not because I found this documented anywhere (why??).Read other 9 answers
Getting (plugged in, not charging) message on my Inspiron 3551. I've tried all the suggested tricke unsuccessfully. I have the BIOS update but it will not load as long as the battery is less than 10%.
I have a UPS for security so does anyone know how I can perform the update without a charger battery?
Hi, When I updated the bios, the comptuer will now not charge the battery, I've tried re-installing the acpi battery settings usign the various methods. is there a way i can get an older version of the bios for a HP Probook 6460B so that the battery will charge again? or if anybody knows of acpi battery drivers that will work with latest version of the bios Thanks.Read other answers
I've seen a few problems like mine on the boards but never a satisfactory resolution. My problem started with a frozen screen. I did have a few windows open and i was listening to music and surfing at the time. Upon restart case light came on, M/B power light came on, fans on psu, cpu and graphics card all spun up as well as hard drive, but no post beep. Long story short is that I have done everything recommended on various forums, like resetting the Cmos via the jumpers, taking out the CMOS battery, leaving the CMOS battery out overnight, new CMOS battery, changing the PSU etc. and am now at the stage where I have the M/B stripped out of the case on the workbench with just the psu, one stick of memory, Graphics card, Hard drive, mouse and keyboard. Strange thing is computer WILL post with default Bios settings when CMOS battery removed, go through bios setup routine, launch Windows and run perfectly normally. But as soon as I put the battery back, nothing, no post beep, nothing, just spinning fans and no display. Has the Bios Chip got corrupted? The battery clip does look firmly soldered to the M/B and is not bent. I am at a loss. Can't RMA the M/B as its an Ebay job. All the Caps look sound. Is it worth replacing the BIOS chip as they're fairly cheap or is the M/B toast?? Does anyone know anything elseI can try??
Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E
Bios: Phoenix Tech. Ltd AWARD BIOS ACPI rev.1013
PSU: CIT 750W ATX Power Supply
CPU: Athlon64 3500+
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Hi there! Let me know what RTC (or BIOS, CMOS) battery is used in HP Probook 4540s? Your service guide doesn't tell it.My notebook is at least 3 years, I don't have any problems at the moment - but it would be good to know when should I replace it? Thank you
@Renoise Hp part number 683502-001 Your manual here. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03758231.pdf http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS5&_nkw=683502-00... REORead other 5 answers
I was wondering if anybody knew what to do in a situation like this: I have a 2 year old laptop that is pretty crappy, but it lives. It's cd-rom, external powe4r port, and video port dont work, and the graphics are really red and it ruins gaming. and the wireless internet adapter just went out, so I want to reinstall it, I have a bootable version of the xp install disk on a usb but the bios is way out of date(no usb boot support) and it won't let me flash it on battery power and it doesn't have a floppy version(I have a external floppy drive). so I eather need a way to trick my computer into thinking it's running off of external power, make a flash bios floppy, or get a floppy that boots usb's. PLEASE HELP!,
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