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Dell laptop not recognizing charger. it says that the charger is plugged in, but not charging. When i start the laptop up after shutting it down it says that the voltage and charger cannot be recognized

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Dell laptop wont charge battery.


The Laptop charger or the charging point itself is bad or damaged. You'll need to try different charger to take your laptop to any nearest computer repair shop to have charging point repaired or replaced.

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Battery Plugged in not charging and not detected solution I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop, and when i have the battery charger plugged in, the battery icon says "10% available (plugged in, not charging)", and if i pull out the cord, the laptop shuts down straight away. Can this be fixed, and if so, how? I bought this laptop new around 6 months ago. The detail info below:
plugged-in-not-charging.jpg The Battery didn't charge or detect being plugged in also caused by four reasons:
  • 1. The laptop battery failed
  • 2. The Adapter failed (can not charge the battery)
  • 3. The motherboard charging electric circuit failed (many caused by short damage). You can view more info here: Dell Motherboard Problem
  • 4. The laptop bios is too old to recognize the battery
After I checked my battery and adapter and confirm they are good. Then I try to repair it by myself.. My Latitude E6400 battery was fixed by myself.
The first solution :I search in the google: Repairman from another site suggested that while the computer is on and plugged in, to unplug the adapter and then plug it back in again. To check the computer can started charging.
So I remove the laptop battery from the laptop and left the AC cord connected, booting it up on the power cord alone until I was able to boot into Windows 7, at which point I then put the laptop battery back into the computer while it was still on. This worked and while a tad unsafe for most people, I wouldn’t recommend you use this idea unless you absolutely had to, that is, if there was no other choice.
The Second Solution: You can download the newest BIOS from dell.com and then flash the bios. But I do not want to update Bios, So I use another way to make the Power manager system to recognize my battery :)
I open up my laptop Device Manager (usually a right click on your Computer/My Computer) and remove all Dell inspiron 6400 battery related devices from the Device Manager. Then after you’ve done that, right click again and select “Scan for Changes”, which should reinstall the proper services and allow for your laptop to charge again. See the more info in the image below.
remove-battery.png If this also can not solve the problem, I suggest you send the laptop to Dell to repair the Laptop motherboard.
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on May 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Studio 1737 wont recognize charger


Step 1:
If your laptop charger seems broken, it's most likely because the battery will not charge. You plug in the cord, the lights come on, but the charging light doesn't change or blinks repeatedly. When you remove the power cord, the laptop shuts off instantly due to the depleted battery. There's more than one cause for this, and it's not always a broken charger.

Check the connection between the charger and the laptop. It should fit firmly in the DC jack without wiggling. If it is loose, use electrical tape to hold it in place so the charger can receive power. This is a temporary fix, however, because a faulty connection can create sparks and cause a fire or injury. A loose connection will just get worse over time, so have it sent to a DC jack specialist as soon as possible. Turn off the laptop and flip it upside down. Locate the latch that secures the battery and slide open. The battery should pop out; give it a tug if it doesn't. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol (Methylated Spirits)to the tip of a cotton swab and use it to clean the battery's connectors. Dirt can build up and interfere with the connection, giving the appearance of a broken charger. Let the alcohol dry completely and re-insert the battery. Slide the latch to secure it and plug in the power cord to test it. See if the laptop powers on with the charger only and battery removed. If it does, the battery is the likely culprit and should be replaced. If the charger is truly broken, the only thing to do is to replace it or the power cord attached to it. Look on the bottom and write down the part number. Call the laptop manufacturer for a replacement charger or search for the part number on eBay. If you purchase from anyone other than the original manufacturer, ask for genuine parts to reduce the possibility of problems. Troubleshoot Mag Safe adaptors
http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1713

Feb 15, 2013 | Dell Studio Computers & Internet

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When I plug in my Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop, I get an error message saying it does not recognize my charger, will not charge and will likely slow down my computer's speed/performance. Everything...


Same topic on Dell official community, may it will help.
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/7311465.aspx

There is high possibility that your adapter is stuffed. Dell have built in a recognition circuitry into the 65w adapters and when that goes, the system will no longer recognize it as a 65w adapter even though it is still putting out 65w. The system then shuts off the battery recharge circuit and to make matters worse it won't even charge the battery when the computer is off. It also speedsteps the processor down to half its speed so everything runs slower. Only option is to stick with a slow computer that can't be used on batteries or buy another ac adapter.

If you do not want to pay $80 for a original adapter directly from dell, there is an alternative choice to get an 3rd party charger, check this link below:

http://www.chargerbuy.com/replacement-dell-inspiron-1521-ac-adapter-19-5v-3-34a.html


Aug 02, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop

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I have a dell inspiron 1545 laptop. Just recently I have been getting a message that the computer does not recognize the power source when I have the AC cord plugged in. We have been using this AC power...


If you are using a Genuine Dell charger, the battery should charge. I don't think its the battery however. My guess would be that there is damage to the inner pin of the charger jack, or possibly damage to the socket where it fits. It could also be down to worn contacts. The charger will power the laptop, as long as there is sufficient contact on the + (inner pin) and a tight enough fit on the outer (-) contact.

If you look closely at the inner pin on the charger, check and see if the inner pin has snapped.

The best check is to obtain or borrow a known good dell charger (aftermarket ones will simply not charge the battery) and see if that resolves the problem, or if you know anyone with the same model, ask them to see if their laptop will charge the battery. That at least will either confirm or deny the fault being with the charger or battery.

More serious is the possibility that the charging circuit has failed. On occasions, the small fuse on the motherboard can fail, or, there is a more deep seated problem on the charging circuit.

Jun 19, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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My Dell Laptop syas that my battery is charged. But when I remove the ac power cord the computer immediately shuts down.


Hi there,

I repair laptops professionally and work on many Dells. Here are the possibilities.

1. The plugin connection where the battery meets the charging contacts in its bay where it seats are malfucntioning and the software is reading it incorrectly. To see if this is so, push the small round black button on the battery next to the 5 little dots at one end. If none of those dots light up green, the battery has no charge and the connection I spoke of above is damaged or malfunctioning beyond where you can see. If all the dots light up green, the battery is likely fine but the laptop can;t connect to its charge at the plugin.

2. The basic software (BIOS) is reading the charger/adapter incorrectly and although saying it is charging or charged, the actual charger is ruined inside in the compartment for charging the battery. Dell chargers can actually be incapable of charging the battery but still run the computer on direct current while plugged in.

3. The battery is no longer able to be charged, but is giving a false reading.

4. The DC Power Jack (into which you plug the charger) is only partially damaged and while able to power the laptop directky, cannot charge the battery. (Check to see if it is loose and woobly when you plug in the charger.

The easiest and least expensive way to troubleshoot and fix this yourself is to start with the charger. They can be had on eBay for about $20. Keep in mind that if no green lights show up on the battery, it might be your first choice and it's about the same price.

I hope I've given you enough info the help you determine your true problem.

Regards,

The Selkie

Aug 29, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Plugged in & not charging with new battery


Laptop not charging
if you have a brand new battery and it is not charging, check the charger you may have to replace the plug on both sides, check the cables.
you can take the charger to a TV repair shop and tell them to check it and see if there is any juice (charge) coming out of it. that is a common problem with chargers, we trip over the cable or pull it out of the laptop by accident and it brakes little by little. if there is no charge coming out you can star by checking the jack you may have to cut it and have them check it again.
if you don't want to go trough the whole testing, just tell the TV repairman to fix it it should cost you about 30 bucks instead of 80 for a new original charger or find a chinese one on e-bay
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Charger isnt recognized


Dell portables use a sensing wire in the barrel of the adapter plug to determine the wattage of the ac adapter. If that fine wire in the center of the plug is bent or broken, the system cannot ID the adapter and the battery charger is disabled.
SO, first try a known good AC adapter for a D-Series Dell (You might be able to check with Geek Squad at a local Best Buy if you don'e have access to another ac adapter) If a known good ac adapter works, then replace the ac adapter.
If a known good AC adapter does the same thing then the fault is in the charging circuit of the motherboard and the motherboard will need to be replaced.

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Charger not recognized


Folks.
The issue with most of the Dell charger issues rekated to a new charger not being able to charge the battery is the fact that Dell has a screwy proprietary circuit design in their laptops and chargers.
It seems that the Dell laptops are designed so
only Dell chargers will work. While other
brands of chargers will power the laptop when plugged in,
they will not charge the battery.
They do this so they have a monopoly on their chargers and thus can charge a frickin' fortune for their, Dell chargers.
Want them to change this? don't buy Dell products for a while. If enough people ban them, they would change this **** overnight!

Jul 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Dell Latitude D600 won't accept charger


Had the same problem, My other Dell charger would work fine but the original one that came with this laptop would throw an error message that the Charger wasnt recognized. None of the suggestions on the forums worked.
I held the chord by the circular flex thing at the end, and pushed in the power pin with force into the laptop, held it for a few seconds and now it works fine. If you push the pin slow and gently into the laptop, it doesnt recognize the adapter. I think the problem is either with the power chord connections inside or with the adapter inside the laptop. Try it!

Apr 12, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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