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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! Ac adapter of my dell inspiron 1525 is not being recognized. The inside of the thing that connects to the computer looks okay and so does everything else from outside. Nevertheless the black screen always appears saying that it doesn't recognize the AC adapter. I don't understand why this is happening, i've only had this laptop for about six months...

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  • grossart Dec 04, 2008

    No but I do get an error at startup which is the black screen i was talking about, saying that the AC Adapter is not recognized or that it has little capacity for the computer...

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If you don't get any errors when you startup on battery then all you have to do is call Dell. Get work order number and send them the laptop and adapter. They are very fast. I sent a laptop to them last month and I had it back in 3 days! I was surprised.

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  • Takethis88 Dec 04, 2008

    I have had good experience with dell service. Give the ma call and make sure you have the serial number ready. OR......if you know where you could find another dell adapter, you could try one and see if you have the same problem. But it sounds like your adapter may have been compromised by dirty power, or you could have an internal issue that will definitely have to be repaired at Dell.

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