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I bought a new battery and a new adapter and it doesn't charge anyway...

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    yes, it works... right now I removed the battery


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Click here to download the latest BIOS update. just select what ever Operating System you are using.

after the bios update, the motherboard of your Dell computer should recognize the battery

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Sounds like a problem with your AC Adapter Jack. They have a tendency to break the contacts at the motherboard level due to not being supported in the rear very well. There are a couple places that will replace it. Google "Laptop ac jack replacement" and you will find one to do it for you.

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  • mariquiparac Sep 14, 2010

    my adapter is brand new...

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    S1LV3R Sep 14, 2010

    Sorry if i miss-worded it. The Jack on the back of the laptop where the ac adapter plugs into. They have a tendency to get loosened from the mainboard of the laptop itself. Does the laptop work with the ac cord plugged in?

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    S1LV3R Sep 14, 2010

    Thanks for your replies. Try giving fiercetiger's solution a try. That is the other thing i was going to suggest since it powers with the cord. Bios update it with his link and see if it recognizes and charges it after that.


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