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My battery won't charge on my laptop. It gives me a message that says: The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. But I have my AC adapter plugged in and the little blue light does come on. I can't update the bios becouse it requires 10% battery and the computer only got 1% and not charging

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There at least three possible reasons for your problem.
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1) You are using the wrong charger, or
2) Your battery may be defective, or
2) If you are using the original charger that came with your laptop, it may be defective, or
3) Your laptop charging port may need to be replaced.

You need to take your laptop to a local computer repair shop to have the problem correctly diagnosed.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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Hi there,

i happen to see that a lot.usually its a fault with the power adapter or you are probably using an alternative ( universal ) power adapter. please check and let me know. you could take it to a computer store near you and try using a new dell adapter to rule that out?

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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