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AC adapter not recognized

Have had my dell inspiron 1525 about 2 weeks - just booted today and got the error message that the ac adapter was not recognized - any help is greatly appreciated - thanks!

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The AC adapter has a small wire in the center of the connector to the system. This sensing wire, if bent or broken will cause the error you mention.

Check the inside of the connector, since it is new, you can call Dell 800-624-9896 for a replacement adapter.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • H A Franklin Jan 18, 2011

    If Dell QuickSet is installed, uninstall it.

  • Mohammad Abuzeid
    Mohammad Abuzeid Jun 30, 2013

    its not fixed ithink there some software can force laptop to recgnize the charger because chrgers physically runs fine and give exact power out

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