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There is a step-down transformer inside the adapter the coverts the 230V/120V line voltage to the 12 V that your laptop needs. If this transformer malfunctions then you will have problems like this. A new adapter should solve your problem. I had a similar problem with my Inspiron about an year ago and a new adapter has solved my problem.
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
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
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