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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The Laptop charger or the charging point itself is bad or damaged. You'll need to try different charger to take your laptop to any nearest computer repair shop to have charging point repaired or replaced.
I doubt there is battery problem, have you tried switching on laptop without battery and connecting through the laptop charger? most probable your battery is not taking the charge. so suggest you to disconnect the battery and try using laptop with charger then you'll find the problem.
You have either a faulty/worn out battery or a faulty charging circuit.
Recharageable battery have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and over the years the battery life gets shorter and shorter until it is worn out and won't charge any more.
If the battery is more than 2 years old then the battery is most likely worn out and needs to be replaced.
Hi there. In some cases batteries tend to not charge up because one of the cells are damaged or drained to the point that they will not charge at all. In other cases it can be the power board on the laptop motherboard itself which can have gone faulty, the only way to tell is to obtain another battery (preferably new) and see if it will charge the new one, if it does then you know that the battery is faulty, if it doesn't then you will have to take the laptop into a shop to be looked at. This is the only way you are going to be able to work out which one of the two is the cause.
remove the RAM and the Hard drive and the battery and any power source let it sit for 10 minutes or so for the capacitors to discharge the energy in their stores. I would probably get a can of compressed air thats made for computers and give it a good couple times over getting in those ports.
Sometimes if a laptop receives a power spike it will retain that extra energy or in turn it causes a glitch. I.E the computer refusing to power up. It could also be a failsafe. I have repaired countless laptops that seemed DOA but sometimes it happens.