Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-10-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2007
Distribution: Mandriva Spring 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
battery problems on dell inspiron e1705 running mandriva spring 07

This one made no sence to me at all(but being a newbie to linux none of it realy does) the battery wont charge in my computer but the ac still works the computer and battery are less than a year old and for a while after removing windows and installing linux it would charge now it says its charging but it never gains any charge. i have formatted and reinstalled mandriva sence the problem started and still the same thing iv even tried charging it while the computer was off and still nothing

A few months ago a buddy of mine spilled coke on the keyboard the computer still works all except the right arrow key and some sticky buttons. the battery would even still charge till here recently. i dont know if it would have any thing to do with the battery not charging but just in case it does.

when i click on the battery icon this is what i get:

Product: Battery Bay
Status: Charging
Percentage charge: 0%

Vendor: sanyo
Technology: Lithium ion
Serial number: 906
Model: DELL F51336
Capacity: 85%(Fair)
Last full charge: 45.7 Wh
Design charge: 53.3 Wh
Charge rate (raw): 0.0 W
Charge rate (smoothed): 0.0 W
Old 08-05-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 19,678

Rep: Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203Reputation: 3203
Your battery might have a charge indicator. You will have to pull it out of the laptop to see. Does the indicator show fully charged or 85%. This might show that the laptop was damaged.
Old 08-05-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
Junior Hacker
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: North America
Distribution: Debian testing Mandriva Ubuntu
Posts: 2,687

Rep: Reputation: 61
I would also check the contacts between the laptop battery bay and the battery itself, might have a little coke film preventing a good contact between the two. It is also possible there was a short in this area due to the spill which killed it. If it was a ni-cad, I would recommend putting it in the deep freeze for a week, but it's a lithium ion battery so "don't do it Len!".
Old 08-11-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2007
Distribution: Mandriva Spring 2007
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I checked the battery indicator on the battery and nothing happened and i also cleaned the battery connectors and still got nothing. I do believe that the battery is covered by my insurance on the computer so im just going to go that route just wanted to see if i could figure it out first but thanks for the help and still yet if anyone can come up with anything else i would still like to hear any more ideas.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drivers for Red Hat 9 on Dell Inspiron E1705 rrodriguezd Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 05-14-2007 09:26 AM
Fedora 6 on a Dell Inspiron E1705 Ambrusch Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 04-20-2007 11:41 AM
Back / Forward using touchpad on Dell Inspiron e1705 kasl33 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 01-01-2007 10:16 PM
Dell Inspiron E1705 & Wireless Woes jimtherabbit Linux - Wireless Networking 1 10-11-2006 04:41 PM
Red Hat 9.0/Dell Inspiron 8200 running on battery dscheftner Linux - Distributions 1 08-13-2003 05:49 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration