Originally Posted by dave-p
try a reset
Unplug the laptop
remove the battery
Hold the power button down for 20 -30 seconds
put the battery back in, plug in the ac and power up
Boot into the BIOS and make sure the ac adaptor and battery are identified
Boot into windows and tell us what Windows reports for the battery status
then try booting up on battery
Tried that with the alienware tech.
I had it working last night for a little bit.
Switched to the discrete graffics settings and it seemed to do the trick i could unplug the adapter without it shutting off. Ran the battery down to about 75%, then shut down and tried to boot from just battery. And yet again nothing happened. Also when i powered it back on with the adapter and tried unplugging it again while already running it dies. So it seems like i can get it to work but when it reboots it resets some setting and wont recognize the browser again.
Really starting to get sick of this thing, ready to go back to my Vaio Signature F because at least that thing worked the right way.