Dell Studio 1535 Laptop battery “plugged in, not charging”
Question:“I have a Dell Studio 1535 laptop, and when i have the battery charger plugged in, the dell studio 1535 battery icon says “0% available (plugged in, not charging)”, and if i pull out the cord, the laptop shuts down straight away. Can this be fixed, and if so, how? I bought this laptop new around 6 months ago. Anyones help would be wicked!”
“Dell may well have knowingly sent you a faulty ac adapter. This is an issue many have suffered from. My laptop has all my work and school documents. When I accidentally move the cord like you mentioned, the whole computer shuts down like crashing and I lose all of my data. Not to mention these crash shut downs will harm my 1 yr old laptop.
I haven’t found a solution to this problem yet. I’ll definitely post it if I do. At this point, in an effort to promote accountability on Dells part and consumer advocacy I’m going to every complaint and tech site I know of to warn others. Dell should have been upfront as they knew of this design flaw. ”
Answer:“Understanding dell studio 1535 battery charging issues
If the notebook battery is not charging or the notebook does not indicate that the battery is charging, the most likely scenario is that the battery itself is operating correctly, but its power management software may have become corrupt. In order to correct the problem, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the power management software by using the Device Manager. This document will explain how to uninstall and reinstall the ACPI Battery listings in Windows Vista, as well as how to obtain and install updated BIOS files, if needed to correct other dell studio 1536 battery issues.
Uninstalling and reinstalling power management software in Windows Vista
In order to correct problems with the battery’s power management software, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start and type device in the search field, then select Device Manager .
2. Expand the Batteries category.
3. Under the Batteries category, right-click the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method dell studio 1555 Battery listing, and select Uninstall .
WARNING: Do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or any other ACPI compliant driver.
4. On the Device Manager taskbar, click Scan for hardware changes .
Alternately, select Action > Scan for hardware changes .
Windows will scan your computer for hardware that doesn’t have drivers installed, and will install the drivers needed to manage your dell studio 1735 battery‘s power. The notebook should now indicate that the battery is charging.”