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Ac adapter not recognizd.

I am getting an error message that the ac adapter is not recognized and is plugged in but not charging.

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  • steve1118 Nov 30, 2008

    The adapter is the one that came with it and has been in use since last year. When plugged in the green light comes on on the charger. Whe I click on the status display for the battery it says plugged in (not charging). The laptop will not lose power while it is plugged in but will not charge further. It is stuck at 8% power. Maybe time for a new one?

  • Mark Robinson May 11, 2010

    when you plug in the wrong type of adapter into a dell laptop you get this message....check with the manual that this is the correct ac adapter for your model

  • jason May 11, 2010

    have you checked to make sure that power is comming out of the adapter? can you check for power out of it?

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You do not need a new laptop but i believe you need a new battery.RICHARDM69

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