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AC Adapter My Inspiron 2200 is not acknowledging that the ac adapter is plugged in. The original one was plugged in and the message "please plug in your pc" came up...then it hibernated. I could not get it to turn on again. I bought a new one, and it seems to only charge the battery when the computer is hibernating; when I turn it on it still does not acknowledge the adapter and drains the battery. I've tried wiggling the cord around, but that doesn't help. Any idea what could be wrong? I spent $50 on this new power cord....great :(

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Re: AC Adapter

Hey thats one of two things your (internal charging unit) if so your SCREWED if not its the sowtware issue witch means you gotta tweak the settings especially if you just upgraded your OS if tweaking doesnt work then re-install your OS then set your OS setting Correctly to the best of your knowledge have take a bit of patience and a couple hours i had the same prob.....seeya

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