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Zayness

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[size=3][font=Comic Sans Ms][size=3][color=#CC0000]When i boot up my computer it gives me a black screen with white writing saying that the battery is low & to press F1 to start up or . . . to go into safe mode. I have been hitting F1 for a couple weeks now.

What do i have to do to fix this? I have a Dell inspiron 8100 series that is about 4-5 yrs old with window's xp running on it.

Thanks!!!
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If you have a desktop finding and replacing the battery is pretty simple, it's about the size of a nickle and shiny stainless steel. They are only about three dollars, be sure to obseve polarity. If you have a laptop consult the makers info for replacing.
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make sure your battery is pluged in all the way. and make sure you didnt damamge any components the last time you tried to turn it on. also.. tell us if you have had upgrading attempts before this happend
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its most likely just a battery failure or misconnection
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It is a desk top - Dell - only update was a new wireless router - but the computer is about 4-5 yrs old so might be in need of a battery replacement - just not sure where to locate it - i have upgrated things before but never replaced a battery
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If you have a desktop finding and replacing the battery is pretty simple, it's about the size of a nickle and shiny stainless steel. They are only about three dollars, be sure to obseve polarity. If you have a laptop consult the makers info for replacing.



Do i have to purchase it from Dell or does anyone know where to find out what kind of battery i need & where i can purchase it. Thanks so much!
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you get those from.. walmart...... or any other electrionics store.. best to go to a store like COMPUSA or MICROCENTER and ask them about it!
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