Dell inspiron 8000 battery only works in #1


May 28, 2010
Hello, I just purchased a used Dell Inspiron 8000. It came with a floppy drive in the #1 media bay and the battery in the #2 media bay. It works well on AC power but it shuts off as soon as I unplug the AC adapter from the laptop even though the battery meter shows 37%. I pulled the floppy drive from media bay #1 and replaced it with the battery from bay #2. In this bay the battery is charging properly and the laptop will run on the battery without the AD power plugged in. Is it a battery, software, hardware problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jeff