I press F1 and the computer works fine, but the "no charging battery still appears.
1 or 2 weeks ago the battery seemed to come back to life for a short time, and I could test it a bit: I could turn the PC on battery only and it would work fine untill the battery depleted.
How have you installed 64bit Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1501?
Event then those are rare cases, and mostly result in updates past the products intended life-cycle. bios file Installation (via Win Zip) with File for Download from below link to download the Dell Inspiron N5010 System BIOS setup file. When the bios File Download window opens, click Save the file to disk and click OK. From the file Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. Double-click the new icon on the desktop mark Dell Inspiron 15 N5010 Laptop Dell Inspiron N5010 System BIOS. Follow the on-screen installation instructions finish .I have an Inspiron 1501 that I've installed 64bit Windows 7 on.Then install the Windows-only BIOS Flash upgrade and upgrade the BIOS.Then swap your original drive back to use your 64-Bit Windows.I could (and can) turn it on with the AC adapter only.The guys at Dell don't seem too sure about what's happening and I still am not sure if the problem is the battery, the AC adapter, the mother board, the BIOS... Thus, I am trying to update my BIOS from A08 to A13 or any other that is newer first before moving on to anything else.Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop that I bought a little more than a year ago. A couple of months ago I got this message when hovering the mouse over the battery icon: (connected, not charging).Also, when I turn the laptop on this message appears in a black screen: AC Adapter not recognized, press F1 to continue, F2 for bott options (Not sure about that one) and F3 for something else.I'm running the flash utility as an administrator and I've tried all of the compatibility settings.Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can try to update the BIOS on this machine?