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Rechargable battery of my inspiron 1200 lap top having battery no: TypeP5413 ,CAPACITY43 WH made in china having no: JP-OR5366-48630-525-0357 is not getting charged

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    DEKR May 11, 2010

    how old is this laptop

    do you get the plug in icon in your task bar when you plug it in



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Hi there
This is a common problem with laptops, you will need to have the battery checked as it could be damaged and needs replacing. Alternatively it could be the motherboard or the power supply itself which is faulty

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Posted on Jan 13, 2009


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