My inspiron 1100 doesnt accept its new battery

By enjibenji
Dec 24, 2007
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  1. i have a dell inspirion 1100 and the battery broke and wouldnt retain charge for longer than 20 mins and then the charger broke so, i dieced to buy a new charger and battery from ebay. The charger works because the old battery worked on a/c power. however when i put in the new battery the computer says that it doesnt recongise the battery and will not charge at all.
    please can someone help me i am stuck
    thanks very much
    ben

    P.S the battery is an espow battery if that helps
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,455   +135

    Did you make sure that the new battery was designed to be used with your model laptop?
  3. enjibenji

    enjibenji Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes its definatly right for my laptop
  4. lamo

    lamo Newcomer, in training Posts: 570

    the battery charge is controlled by EC/KBC. and it's fault quite often on these Compal motherboards.
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