Monday, August 20, 2007 10:43 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 running XP. I can no longer run on the battery. If i press FN + F3 to view battery level nothing shows up. When i go to control panel, power options and power meter tab, it says under the battery picture "not present". When i hit F2 on start up and check the battery meter here it says "not present". Using Dells diagnostic tools, under battery it came up with error code 3600:0123 Left battery bay, battery charger test fail. I checked out this error code and someone had a similar problem and downloaded the latest BIOS. When i download and install the BIOS it gets too a point where it asks for you to connect AC & battery (which i am doing) but goes no further. Also, not sure if the problem is related, when i press FN + F10 to open the disc drive, nothing happens. Sorry to waffle but can anybody help !!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 5:22 PMOwner
I am sorry that you are having this problem. I can see how that would be frustrating, to say the least. And unfortunately, I don't have any knowledge of how to fix your situation.
I am not quite sure that this is the appropriate alias for such a question, though, as we deal mostly with questions about developing applications for notebooks and Tablet PC. You may find that you get a better or faster response by posting this same question on something like the Windows XP Discussions in Hardware Newsgroup.
Best of luck,
Eliot - MSFT
Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:04 PM
I've had the same problem - I've now gotten three new batteries and after about a month this happens everytime.
it's EXTREMELY annoying - I was hoping someone figured this out...
fyi - I have a dell inspiron 6000
Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:06 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 3:43 PM
Did you manage to get a solution to this problem, which I also have. I haven'tr found any solution online to this one anywhere.
Friday, March 21, 2008 6:22 PMsame problem if anyone found anything please help dell inspiron 9300
Sunday, November 30, 2008 2:13 AMSame problem for me, Dell Inspiron E1505. (It seems to happen a lot with Inspirons.) If anyone found anything, please help.