Question about Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop
When I plug my charger into the charging port there is an error message that comes up that says does not recognize charger please use a dell 65 watt charger and that is what i have. I am getting a reading of around 20 V when i checked the charger with a multimeter. Also when I start up my computer the battery is idol. when I hover the mouse over the battery status it says "plugged in, not charging". Is it the motherboard and if it is can it be repaired without buying a new motherboard?
This is a known issue with the AC adapter. If you are under warranty Dell would replace the AC adapter which will fix the issue. If not you may need to purchase one. Also do make sure you have the latest BIOS update on the laptop.
Before updating the BIOS make sure you unplug all the USB devices and restart the computer once, and only then start the BIOS update.
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Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Plugged in not charging is the normal behavior are charging the laptop with the same charger that came orig with ur notebook , it seems like dell has some check on the charger that is being used on the laptop ,it is simply monopolistic attitude of the vendors , as far that 19.5 or 20 volts reading is normal basically all noteooks need such voltage 19.5 or 20 volts but that 65 W thing is a different story basically that has conn with charging time it takes to charge the batt if it 130W it i will take less time to charge ,
but for u as far as if u discharge the battery and it is being charged ok by the charger the status shown pluggen in -not charging means the batt is fully charged aand now in standby mode it is normal thing , pls let me know that if u remove the charging pin ur laptop works on batt or not leave the msg just check this if it works then discharge the batt then reconnect the pin of adapter see if it works
pls let me know with the results
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Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There is high possibility that your adapter is stuffed. Dell have built in a recognition circuitry
into the 65w adapters and when that goes, the system will no longer recognize
it as a 65w adapter even though it is still putting out 65w. The system then
shuts off the battery recharge circuit and to make matters worse it won't even
charge the battery when the computer is off. It also
speedsteps the processor down to half its speed so everything runs slower. Only
option is to stick with a slow computer that can't be used on batteries or buy
another ac adapter.
you do not want to pay $80 for a original adapter directly from dell,
there is an alternative choice to get an 3rd party charger, check this
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