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Battery won't charge in a Dell computer

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It's most likely the batter needs replacing. Right? Now I get an error message saying the power supply isn't recognized but it's a Dell too. The battery is reading at 0.
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I have seen it go either way when you get that message on a Dell. I'd try a new battery first though. How old is the laptop?
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Some laptops have a setting in the limited bios for the charger/battery. If the charger isn't puting the right voltage out it will stop the battery from getting charged, even though the amount is still fine to work. try reseting to defaults

but most times this is the battery. If the charger has a real problem it just won't work in my experience...as in you can't even run it plugged in
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Well it keeps the computer on.. maybe I can try another charger. Unsure his old being I'm working on it for someone e but it's running windows vista. So I'm sure it's 2 years older or better
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post #5 of 7
It's like $30 for a generic replacement battery on ebay, probably about 90%+ as good as the original. I'd also guess battery, had a Lattitude D620 battery die on me, same situation.
 
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post #6 of 7
unplug power and battery, hold power button for 20 seconds, plug back in... profit?
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post #7 of 7
I heard so many bad stories about dell notebooks. It is not a smart choice at all.
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