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Dell Laptop battery won't charge.

Hi there,

Apply the adapter plug with force! and hold it in HARD until you see the laptop charging. it's worked for almost everyone i know, plus me. it may take a couple tries, but usually, this is the case.

Hope this helps.

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Have you ever noticed any messages at power up regarding the AC adapter type? If not, then it sounds like your battery is dead. Apply the adapter plug with force! and hold it in HARD until you see the laptop charging. If still problem remains then you need to replace it or get it repaired.

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If the adapter is OK then the power socket on the laptop is faulty or this socket has a dry solder joint connection on the motherboard.
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The ac adapter connector probably needs to be re-soldered or replaced. You will have to have it serviced.

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