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Solved Dell laptop battery plugged in not charging

August 27, 2010 at 13:38:10
Specs: Windows Vista

I had the common problem of charger being plugged in but not charging, I tried all the reboot and tapping the power button etc, etc... None worked, so as long as the computer worked when plugged in I carried on, until now. It has completely died on me now, so help...

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#1
August 27, 2010 at 18:32:51

You need a new battery.

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#2
August 28, 2010 at 12:35:57

thank you.

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#3
September 26, 2010 at 02:40:05
✔ Best Answer

This worked for me (last night as it happens).Found it on another forum.Was down to 8% on my spare battery so tried it as a last attempt.Totally gobsmacked that this worked.Anyway here goes.

1. turn off laptop and close it when it's shutdown
2.unplug AC adapter
3.remove battery
4.close laptop
5.replace AC adapter and open laptop
6.Turn on and let it fully boot up
7.perform normal shutdown
8.when shutdown close laptop
9.unplug AC adapter
10.replace battery
11.replace AC adapter
12.open up laptop and start up as normal
Good luck


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#4
September 29, 2010 at 13:10:08

Thanks dodgeblade have tried what you said but didnt work for me, you must be one of the lucky ones...

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#5
November 16, 2010 at 03:41:11

Thanks it works

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#6
November 16, 2010 at 08:01:25

Did you try just removing the battery and running on AC? If it doesn't work try next.

Seeing you didn't say the model number of the laptop, you can try to find out if Dell had a recall on that battery...google it. I would also buy a new AC Adapter.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#7
January 15, 2011 at 21:03:14

Hi, did you solve your problem then? and for me, i have the same problem with you. not charging, plugged in, but my laptop's battery and adapter are normal working (I checked these on another same laptop). so, what is my main problem for you please? my id is nokhoijav_e@yahoo.com

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#8
January 17, 2011 at 15:47:48

I would like to know. Is this the original dell adapter that came with the laptop?

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#9
February 16, 2011 at 17:58:37

dodgeyblade, this method looked so simple but it worked. thanks

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#10
February 17, 2011 at 07:12:24

I have a dell studio 1737 running windows 7 with this problem. I don't believe the problem is the battery or the AC adapter. I have tried all of the unplug shut down, remove the battery, uninstall, this and that and reboot, restart, plug in, bla bla bla. Nothing works! I'm guessing it's something fried in the system board so unless I can find me someone who will do this repair real cheap or free I'm stuck with a laptop with a useless battery. If anyone thinks I'm wrong please tell me.

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#11
February 17, 2011 at 07:29:41

krammit, why not start your own thread? You'll get better response that way.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#12
March 9, 2011 at 16:21:40

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 and had the problem of "plugged in, not charging". I tried a different battery, tried uninstalling the battery and re-installing it, and also tried an elaborate succession of unplugging the AC cord, and battery and plugging both back in in different orders per someone's instructions and nothing worked. I was told it was a motherboard problem and it would probably be cheaper to buy a new computer, but I'm newly married and consequently don't have two nickels to rub together. My brother has an Alienware that had the same problem and he told me how he fixed his. If you remove the battery, and the AC adapter, then hold down the power button for 4 minutes it resets the computer. I tried it and BAM, as soon as I plugged it in it was charging. My brother did the same and his took a few hours but then began charging again. Hope this helps!

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#13
March 30, 2011 at 17:14:13

when you say resets computer - what do you mean? wipes info off it? (sorry for ignorance)

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#14
April 20, 2011 at 01:53:02

Hey Dodgeyblade that procedure worked for me too.

Unbelievable something so stupid (unplug x, plug x back in, make sure you stand on one leg when you switch laptop back on) could work, but it does on ASUS PRO50G

Not calling you stupid. Calling u genius! Thanks again


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