Another Dell 1545 with battery problems here to add to the collection.
I recently purchased the laptop from Ebay and have had to download drivers etc to get it working.
I purchased a new battery too which worked for a month but has suddenly stopped charging and now says "(plugged in, not charging)
Like everybody on here, I have no battery so therefore cannot download the "Bios" upgrade on the Dell website. ( I need 10%)
Iv read through all the other comments and advice and initially it all seemed too complicated to download the Bios -I seriously dont have a clue about computers.
Then I saw some advice...
[I]Man you guys really know how to make something harder than it needs to be. There's a simple two-step solution that doesn't require command prompt:
1. Create a shortcut to the BIOS update executable.
2: Right-click shortcut, go to Properties and simply add " /forceit" (without quotations of course) at the end. Make sure you put a space between the file path's end quotation and the /forceit command. Hit OK then just double-click the magical shortcut.
"C:\Documents and Settings\User1\My Documents\FlashBIOS.exe" /forceit
I had a mess around but no joy -where am I going wrong?
This is what im doing...
I go on the Dell website, add my tag number and get given the appropriate BIOS download.
I click on the download then open and it says error.
I go to my Downloads on my computer, its there -(1545_A14). I right click on "create a shortcut".
I then right click on (1545_A14 - Shortcut)
I click on properties and a box comes up with the target saying "C:\Users\Dell|Downloads\1545_A14.EXE
I then click on this title and at the end, I leave a space and put /forceit (iv also tried \forceit
I click Ok, (Iv also tried Apply too)
I then double click on the "Magic" shortcut and a box opens stating "an unexpected error occured whilst running the Flash application. Please reboot and try again"
I know its all basic lingo but I honestly havent got a clue with computers.
Can somebody offer me some advice as to where i am going wrong or point in the right direction???
Cheers for listening/reading.
Im running Vista btw.