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My inspiron1521 ac adapter is not recognize

When i plug in my computer to the ac a message pops up telling me that the ac is not correct and it doesnt have the 65 watts that it needs

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You probably need a new AC adapter. The best option is to find someone else with the same laptop adapter and try theirs. If it works then you know you need a new adapter. You can try and go to a store and purchase a generic one for you laptop if you do not have someone to swap with and take it back if it does not work. If it is still under warranty then Dell will send you a new one.

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