I'm checking an old Dell B120 Laptop. There is a battery in it.. The unit works fine running on the Power Charger..However, the battery is so dead that the Bios and Windows reports 'Battery Not Present'. Is that an indication of just a really dead battery or does it mean that there are other issues with the laptop? Many thanks -- A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.
It's probably dead. Really dead batteries can do weird things. A friend of mine had an Inspiron 1000 that refused to complete POST with the original battery installed. Once I removed it, it worked fine. He got a generic battery on eBay and it worked fine with that. -- KI6RIT