Problems with Dell laptop replacement battery from ebay

August 4, 2012 at 04:51:41
Specs: Windows XP
Hi All,

I have purchased a replacement DELL battery on ebay store,the model, Capacity and everything is same as the description of battery.But today when i made the A/C connected, battery is installed, laptop is powered off, the center light in front is on and white (not red).? That is normal? Boot the laptop, tray icon shows battery is fully charged 100%. All three lights are on in front and white. Unplug the A/C and everything goes off. no power from battery. I tried another way, log out of windows and power down, then unplug the A/C. Pressing the power button will not do anything. It will not run the battery. I updated all drivers, flashed BIOS, used default power settings, there was nothing.

I installed battery meter software to check status of new and original battery.
For the new it reads:
Capacity: 40,950 mWh of 40,950 mWh
Charge rate: 0 mW
Battery wear:13.8% of 47,520 mWh

The original battery reads
Capacity:29,200 mWh of 29,200 mWh
Charge rate:11,490 mW
Battery wear: 48.0% of 56,160 mWh

Do you know what these numbers indicate? Please advise.

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August 4, 2012 at 09:52:37
Laptops are never easy to diagnose. The software you have may or may not indicate true statistics. We also don't know what the battery is. Why didn't you buy from Dell? Ebay is full of good and bad stuff.

Get a real dell battery and retest. I would be tempted to just get rid of the laptop. You can't easily fix it if the charging circuit is bad.

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