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Inspiron 1525 plugged in not charging

My Inspiron started doing 1 month after the 1 year warranty was up. Dell has already replaced the AC adapter once, and I bought a 170.00 battery because thats's what Tech Support said would fix it. I finally took it do a repair shop that said it is not recognizing the adapter all of a sudden, and that replacing the motherboard is the only thing that will fix it. (He also tried the suggestions that others had made on the internet.) Is this Dell's way of getting up to buy new computers? I might as well if I have to replace the motherboard. Also, would purchasing a daughterboard have any effect? They're a lot cheaper, but if this would work, I'm sure Dell would never suggest it. Thanks for any help.

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Replace u r computer, as the cost of mother board and the age of your computer I suggest replacement.

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