RE: Dell Vostro 1710 batttery not charging?
In think you may have hit on something. I assume you arre NOT using Windows 8, which has the Fast Boot function in the UEIF BIOS. Fast Boot should be similar to Quickboot. Fast Boot speeds through the boot process so fast that it's difficult to get the BIOS to see the F2 or F12 key press to get into the BIOS or Repair pages, and it is usually ignored. It's possible that the response from the battery after being queried by the BIOS is too slow, and the BIOS doesn't get the answer.
Someone out there should try this if they haven't been able yo solve the issue. To boot without Fastboot, hold the SHIFT key while pressing either SLEEP or SHUT DOWN and follow the prompts if it doesn't go off or reboot.
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