|Model: Dell Studio 1737 with Vista OS|
The battery stopped charging and I get an error message while booting up saying it doesn't recognize the AC adapter. The laptop works fine as long as its plugged in. Since I was using an aftermarket AC charger I bought a replacement from Dell. This didn't fix the problem.
I then got a new battery for it, but this also doesn't charge and am getting the same error
I tried Dell's trouble shooting tips:
I unplugged the charger, took out the battery, plugged the charger back in- same error message
I flashed the BIOS, same error message
Dell says its the mother board and tried to sell me a new one. (along with a three year extened warrenty that's worth more than the laptop at this point.