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I have a dell computer that no longer will charge the battery. How do I determine if the problem is a bad battery or faulty charging system?

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You can eliminate the possibility of a faulty charging system by testing the output of your charger that connects with the laptop. You can do this by attaching one end of a bulb (rating approximates the voltage output of the charger) to one end of the charger (+ or -) and the other to the opposite end. Using a thin wire will do the trick. If it lights, then your charger is working. If it doesn't, your battery could be the likely problem.

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