View Full Version : [ubuntu] Weird charge issue

December 23rd, 2012, 05:43 PM
My laptop is dell 1520 inspiron. I'm running the latest ubuntu release and updates.

Today my laptop without the charger plugged in is showing that my battery status is red with only minutes left.

When i plug the charger in the display bar at the top of the ubuntu screen shows the laptop is charging.

However the laptop says it isn't but the laptop is not running out of power, neither is it gaining power.

Any ideas? I guess it's probably a hardware issue as opposed to ubuntu but it's worth a shot.

December 23rd, 2012, 06:18 PM
Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup. (Hit F2 just as the Dell logo is coming on.) You should be able to check the health of the battery in BIOS Setup. Laptop batteries don't last forever - it's quite possible yours is dying. You can probably find a replacement battery on eBay or Amazon new for about $30 USD.