Battery warning/Hibernation on exhaustion of D-Dock Battery?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by William P.N. Smith, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. I've got both the internal (6-cell, 11.1V, 4700mAH, 53WH) battery and
    the D-Bay (11.1V, 4320mAH, 48WH) battery in my new Latitude D600
    laptop. The laptop uses the D-Bay battery first, then when that's
    exhausted it uses the internal battery.

    I have the laptop set up to warn on 10% battery and hibernate at 3%.

    Last night I was running a slide show, and the computer went into
    hibernation when the total battery power was at about 50%. When I
    powered it back up again, it had a warning about critical battery
    level, and that I should switch to outlet power immediately. The
    D-Bay battery was at zero percent, while the internal battery was at

    It looks like it went into hibernation when the first (D-Bay) battery
    was exhausted, without bothering to notice that the internal battery
    was fully charged.

    Is this a known problem, have I got something set up wrong, or what?

    Many thanks in advance for any advice!
    William P.N. Smith, Aug 13, 2004
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