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Dell Laptop Charger, wont charge bat. but keeps computer running.

My Dell Vostro 1400 charger is plugged in, The battery will not charge but the computer will still run... what could cause this? My computer came up with a black screen that said it does not recognize the charger or something. Its the same charger ive used for the year ive owned the computer. My charger worked in the beginning when I just bought it also. After a few weeks later it now says the charger is not the right one for my computer. This is a brand new charger though so I would hate to have to buy a whole new one. I did not drop it or anything. I don't know what I did what I did wrong :(

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    i have the same problem and the guy that i sent my laptop to have a look says that a chip inside the motherboard is fried. it can be replace but needs a lot of time and costly. i'm still waiting for him to get back to me on how much it cost.

  • madhatters May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the battery and adapter charging information in the BIOS? I had a similar issue when someone had tried to use a DELL Inspiron 6000 power adapter (which looks identical) on an Inspiron 1525.

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Dell has cheap chargers, the wire snapped on the inside underneath the rubber. My ex boyfriends charger had the same thing happen. You need to buy a totally new charger .

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