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Dell N7110 Inspirion "battery charges"

The battery with this laptop has never fully charged.  1-2 hours it's dead.  Just dealt with it... was so busy never just got it replaced.  Now I have time to deal with it and it's pretty irritating.  I followed the instructions other people were given with the same problem here.

1).  Checked BIOS and the battery adapter is detected as 65W.

2).  Ran diagnostics and it said battery passed.  Really thought this is what the problem would be.

3).  Green light is ON on the charger.  Cable seems seated properly in the battery.

Seems like it must be charging if it lasts at least 30 minutes or so before dying.  But it passed the battery test.  Must be how the battery is tested.  It's not sophisticated enough of a test to tell me if there's something wrong with it.  I just don't want to replace batteries if that's NOT what's wrong.

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Dell-Rajesh R
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RE: Dell N7110 Inspirion "battery charges"

Hi Olice0324,

Refer the following link which has steps to resolve the issue:


Update BIOS:


  • During BIOS update verify that the computer is connected to an AC Adapter.
  • Disconnect any third party peripherals connected to the computer before performing BIOS update. 
  • Do not turn off the computer during the BIOS update.
  • Do not restart the computer during the BIOS update.
  • Ensure battery charge is more than 30% during BIOS update.
  • Note: Plug your computer to a good, working UPS before you update the BIOS. If you experience a loss of AC power or a significant voltage sag/spike during the BIOS flash, you will either have to buy a new BIOS chip or buy a new motherboard.

Refer the following link to extend the battery life:


Let me know the status.

Thanks & Regards
Rajesh R
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