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Power cord is working, but computer will not come on and battery does not charge. this is on Dell Inspiron 1545 just over 1 year old.

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Remove the battery and charger.
Hold down the power button for 20sec.
Now plug only the charger and try to turn on the computer.
If it turns on, Update the BIOS. If it doesnt, check whether the adapter is warming up. If it is, it can be an issue with the computer.

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You can simply remove the battery and connect the Power cord. Switch ON the laptop it should be working now.
Try after some time to connect the battery, If still its not working then you need to purchase a new battery.

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