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Dell laptop doesnt charge only runs on ac power

My dell laptop wont charge to use it i have to plug it in to the charger, sometimes it does charge and the battery is functional idk if its a setting on the power set up that makes it not charge the battery but run straight of ac power. what can i do?

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  • mgqsc101794 Apr 20, 2009

    only a few months
    i know its not the batteries because sometimes it does charge
    the chargers new to cuase my old one broke so idk why
    the symbol in the task bar is supposed to show(if its charging) a plug with bolt going through up but when i plug in the charger it shows that momentarily and after a few seconds it just shows te plug meaning it running on ac power and the battery life stays the same


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How long have you had the laptop as all batteries even rechargeable have a limited life span. Dell laptop batteries normally have a life span of 1 to 2 years, so you may need to buy a new one

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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    megax01 Apr 20, 2009

    Even when the battery is gone it takes a small charge, however it'll only work for about a minute or 2 before it fails instead of the hour or more its supposed to work.

    When it charges does it last for the full hour or only a few minutes?

    And yes once its plugged in you won't see the battery symbol just the plug. You only see the battery symbol when your running on battery power. Once you plug it in and windows realizes this the battery changes to a plug that's just the way windows works.

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