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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 10:29:21 AM

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I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the SP2
update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a (System
Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue of F2 to
enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system battery go bad
after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this problem after installing
SP2? Any Thoughts?

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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 4:20:34 PM

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I was getting this message on my 8300 after only two or three months. Update
your BIOS.

"trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
news:10j64allstube08@corp.supernews.com...
>I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the SP2
>update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a (System
>Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue of F2 to
>enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system battery go bad
>after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this problem after
>installing SP2? Any Thoughts?
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 4:20:35 PM

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Thanks Much. That did the trick.
"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:mYEYc.11570$6g.6018@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
>I was getting this message on my 8300 after only two or three months.
>Update your BIOS.
>
> "trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
> news:10j64allstube08@corp.supernews.com...
>>I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the SP2
>>update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a (System
>>Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue of F2 to
>>enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system battery go bad
>>after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this problem after
>>installing SP2? Any Thoughts?
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 7:46:44 PM

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It apears I've spoken to soon, have started getting the same low voltage
warning again. Is this a standard 3.3v battery. And will I have to reenter
my bios settings after replacing the battery? Thanks
"trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
news:10j6ele7bhd1dfe@corp.supernews.com...
> Thanks Much. That did the trick.
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:mYEYc.11570$6g.6018@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
>>I was getting this message on my 8300 after only two or three months.
>>Update your BIOS.
>>
>> "trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
>> news:10j64allstube08@corp.supernews.com...
>>>I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the SP2
>>>update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a (System
>>>Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue of F2 to
>>>enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system battery go bad
>>>after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this problem after
>>>installing SP2? Any Thoughts?
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 7:46:45 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

general battery replacement doesn't require anything except just
replacing....usually. I too would have a hard time believing that a
lithium battery would be going out after only a year. Hell I just replaced
the one on our Gateway desktop and it is 6 years old.


"trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
news:10j74hjj8n17pa0@corp.supernews.com...
> It apears I've spoken to soon, have started getting the same low voltage
> warning again. Is this a standard 3.3v battery. And will I have to reenter
> my bios settings after replacing the battery? Thanks
> "trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
> news:10j6ele7bhd1dfe@corp.supernews.com...
> > Thanks Much. That did the trick.
> > "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:mYEYc.11570$6g.6018@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
> >>I was getting this message on my 8300 after only two or three months.
> >>Update your BIOS.
> >>
> >> "trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
> >> news:10j64allstube08@corp.supernews.com...
> >>>I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the
SP2
> >>>update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a
(System
> >>>Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue of F2 to
> >>>enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system battery go
bad
> >>>after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this problem after
> >>>installing SP2? Any Thoughts?
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 12:22:11 AM

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"CaptainKrunch" <nobody@nothing.com> wrote:

>general battery replacement doesn't require anything except just
>replacing....usually. I too would have a hard time believing that a
>lithium battery would be going out after only a year. Hell I just replaced
>the one on our Gateway desktop and it is 6 years old.

Granted, batteries probably suffer fewer, percentage-wise, than
other electric/electronic components, but all are subject to
"infant" failure early in the bell curves that constitute MTBF
and/or Mean Life. Remember, *someone's* battery has to fall at
the one-year point of the mean life curve.
--
OJ III
[Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 9:18:57 AM

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I updated the BIOS on my 8300 and never saw that message again.

"trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
news:10j74hjj8n17pa0@corp.supernews.com...
> It apears I've spoken to soon, have started getting the same low voltage
> warning again. Is this a standard 3.3v battery. And will I have to reenter
> my bios settings after replacing the battery? Thanks
> "trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
> news:10j6ele7bhd1dfe@corp.supernews.com...
>> Thanks Much. That did the trick.
>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:mYEYc.11570$6g.6018@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
>>>I was getting this message on my 8300 after only two or three months.
>>>Update your BIOS.
>>>
>>> "trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
>>> news:10j64allstube08@corp.supernews.com...
>>>>I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the SP2
>>>>update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a
>>>>(System Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue
>>>>of F2 to enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system
>>>>battery go bad after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this
>>>>problem after installing SP2? Any Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 11:19:51 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"trum979" <trum979@ccrtc.com> wrote in message
news:10j64allstube08@corp.supernews.com...
>I have an 8300 less than a year old. I went ahead and installed the SP2
>update a couple of days ago. After installing, I started to get a (System
>Battery Getting Low) message at startup. Press F1 to continue of F2 to
>enter system setup. Isn't it pretty rare to have a system battery go bad
>after only one year? Has anyone else heard of this problem after
>installing SP2? Any Thoughts?
>

Here is a long thread about this problem at Dell Community Forums:
http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?b...


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