Question about Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop
Works fine on battery alone and battery charges on AC. Power setting levels OK.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: AC adapter not recognized
The AC adapter has a small wire in the center of the connector to the system. This sensing wire, if bent or broken will cause the error you mention.
Check the inside of the connector, since it is new, you can call Dell 800-624-9896 for a replacement adapter.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
there's only 2 possible issue with this problem and 2 solution.
Solution 1 update the BIOS.
(for DELL system's it will require that the battery still has at least 10% charge meaning that this solution is not going to be possible unless you have another battery that is currently charged. if so go here ) the BIOS version there is A16, if you have a different version you can update it.
Solution 2 replace the motherboard
if the problem still persist after going thru solution 1 there's only one step you need to take, you'll have to replace the motherboard for this type of problem. I hope you still have warranty for this computer, you can either have it shipped at the DEPOT or have an onsite come out to replace it.
hope that helps.
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Posted on May 25, 2009
CHECK IN YOUR BIOS AND MAKE SURE ANY SETTINGS FOR POWER ARE ALL CORRECT ...SO THAT WOULD BE A F2 FUNCTION IF THE ABOVE IS CORRECT ...SEE IF THAT SOLVES THE ISSUE .
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
SOURCE: dell inspiron 1525 ac adapter
This is a common problem. The issue is almost certainly a faulty power board, a small PCB that accepts the power input and also holds two USB sockets – located on the top left side of the PC near the screen.
If your machine is in warranty the solution is a Dell repair/replacement.
If out of warranty then you will need to replace the component, or have someone do it for you.
The procedure involves buying a new power board, (Part number 48.4W006.021, available from Dell or more cheaply on Ebay at about £35), and replacing the old component. This is a task you should only undertake if you are comfortable with disassembling your laptop right down to removal of the system board. Instructions can be found in the Dell Service Manual at
This is not difficult if you are competent at this type of repair, but I would not recommend it for someone that has not taken a laptop apart before.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
try running ur laptop using the adaptor without the battery in it's place and run it with just the battery...note the difference....it may be a power surge/short issue....some times the battery is supplying power along with the adaptor to the notebook and the power circuit in there is not able to take dual power....check your power options setting in Control Panel...
also do this
clean ur system use Tuneup Utility get it from my website Dowload page
use all the tools and option in that tool...the best is 1n Click Maint in there .....it fixes all ur issues...
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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