Dell laptop battery counter reset

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Dell laptop battery counter reset

#1 Postby Rocke_T_Sinetist » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:28 pm

I put this here as a sticky for convenience of reference to anyone with the infamous "Dell laptop battery quits within weeks of warranty expiration" issue.

They do indeed quit as soon as the warranty is out. They are told to by a routine in BIOS via the 'smart chip' in the battery. That's right, Dell laptops are programmed to sabotage themselves in order to force the sale of expensive batteries.

Toward the end of the linked thread is a link to software download that resets the chip in the battery to 'all-new' state. Like all software, use at your own risk. We're not endorsing it as safe and effective, we won't know that until someone tries it and reports back.

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Re: Dell laptop battery counter reset

#2 Postby noend » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:26 pm

The link is dead, could you please post the new link?

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Re: Dell laptop battery counter reset

#3 Postby Rocke_T_Sinetist » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:06 pm

Sorry, we lost some content during a system update and that must have been in it. Though it shouldn't be, it's only a year old.
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Re: Dell laptop battery counter reset

#4 Postby diashto » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:47 am

origional post updated with correct link... here it is again:

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Re: Dell laptop battery counter reset

#5 Postby Rocke_T_Sinetist » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:23 pm

Sorry, google translator made that incoherent.
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Re: Dell laptop battery counter reset

#6 Postby milesroces » Wed May 09, 2012 8:30 am

This is one of the reasons why I hated tell their batteries can keep up. Coz you know what? Everything they put on the hardware is made in China - very low class tech.

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