Inspiron E1505 Battery Issue

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I have an Inspiron E1505 and having a battery issue.  The battery wasn't
holding much charge and I followed (now, I know poor) directions to
drain the battery completely by turning off the powersave settings and
letting the battery drain completely.  

The AC will charge the battery and the battery will hold a charge for
about an hour or so but the laptop (neither XP or the BIOS) will not
detect that a battery is installed.  If I unplug AC, it will stay on
even though I turned the power save settings back on but it doesn't know
how much power is left on the battery.  

I have checked the tester on the battery and all five lights come on.
Is there any way to fix it so the laptop will detect the charge on the
battery since it all seems to be working except the computer reading the



Re: Inspiron E1505 Battery Issue

go into device manager, hardware and look under acpi, there is a reference
to the battery.
If it is not enabled, enable it. That may or may not help. I am writing this
from memory
on a desktop. Laptop is at work.
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Re: Inspiron E1505 Battery Issue

Thanks for the suggestion.  I checked and the ACPI control and it was
enabled.  I tried disabling and enabling it just to see if that would do
anything, but no luck.

Thanks for your help!


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