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Gremlins hit my Laptops?
« on: Jul 25, 2007, 03:34 PM »
One dell cpi and one dell xpi....
Batteries were removed for storage about 3 years ago.
I reinserted batteries but neither will either boot or recharge.

any info appreciated.

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Re: Gremlins hit my Laptops?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2007, 05:12 AM »
BREZ,
You don't need the batteries installed. Will either boot if just plugged in?

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Re: Gremlins hit my Laptops?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2007, 04:59 PM »
Neither will boot! >:(

The cpi will show flashing battery light but thats all.

The cpx is as dead as a do-do :o

Neither got damp as they were stored at a temp of 12 deg. Celsius.

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Re: Gremlins hit my Laptops?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 02, 2007, 05:21 AM »
Given that lithium ion batteries have a design life of 18-24 months, it's likely they need to be replaced.  If the system won't power up without battery, though (AC only) you have other issues.

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Re: Gremlins hit my Laptops?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 09, 2007, 10:25 PM »
Given that lithium ion batteries have a design life of 18-24 months, it's likely they need to be replaced.  If the system won't power up without battery, though (AC only) you have other issues.


Agree ! its a good point ....