Dell has been torturing me with this bullsht for 18 months. Already cost me nearly a hundred bucks on a brand new Dell Charger. Used the dell Tag to order the charger. Blew another $50 on a laptop battery that refuses to charge because of Dell’s bullsht. :mad:
Every time the laptop is powered on I can the wonderful Bios message declaring I have an invalid charger. Press F1. Anytime the cord unplugs for a microsecond and I shove it back in; Windows informs me my laptop will not charge and it will run slower because I do not have a valid charger. Apparently the almighty Dell Gods aren’t happy.
For God’s sake and my sanity. Please point me to a software or bios hack to kill this bullsh*t. Dell’s screwed me over enough buying a charger that didn’t fix the problem and the money I lost on a battery that Dell’s bios check refuses to charge.
I could grit my teeth and live with the stinking messages. What I can’t live with is a slower laptop that immediately goes into emergency shutdown/hibernate mode two minutes after the cord is unplugged.
Is there a generic charger for laptop batteries that will charge the battery pack outside the laptap? At least then I could bypass Dell and charge the battery. Dell can … Well this is GQ.
If it matters, its a Dell Latitude 520 bought in 2007. Yes, it’s getting old and so am I. The next Laptop sure as heck won’t be a Dell.