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Dell Studio 1440. New battery&adapter won't charge

Battery stopped accepting charge (plugged in, not charging) so I first replaced the AC adapter. Even though it was OEM, says it doesn't recognize the adapter. Bought a new battery and it still won't charge/recognize the power supply. I checked the drivers and it says they are all up to date. Very frustrating because computer is out of warranty but less than 2 years old.

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You either have one of the following:
1. Bad Battery
2. Wrong adapter - yours no comprende w/ unit.
3. Cracked Jack - means you've got to get a tech to take the unit apart and replace it. $150-200
4. Goto your device manager, double click bat., then right mouse click on acpi driver and update it. Hopefully that works.
5. Dell needs to shoot out a bios flash fix.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012


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Maybe the adapter you are using is not the same as the Dell one.
There are a few things to check out.
On the adapter itself you should have a label on there you will see the rated amps and output voltage.
For a laptop this usaually between 9v and 24vDC.
There will also be a little graphic that tells you whether the inner core or the outer core of the plug is positive or negative.
If you click on the link below you will see what I mean.
This on indicates that the negative is on the outer core and positive is on the inner core.
So you will need to get an old adapter to check what yours is.
I have a Dell Latitude mine is 19.5v and the inner core is positive. The output is rated at 3.34 amps.
There is no inhibitor to stop you using any adapter you wish it just has to be the correct Volt, Amps and positive/negative core.
You will have no problems running on just AC power if you have the correct adapter.
Let me know if this is helpful.

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Did the old one do the same thing? If true, your battery sounds like it is dead.

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