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dell laptop battery plugged in not charging

Dell Inspiron 1720 notebook
January 23, 2011 at 06:02:08
Specs: Windows Vista
Dell laptop - Inspiron 1720 is not charging the battery. When plugged in the laptop works but shows no battery deteected.

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January 23, 2011 at 13:04:59
Have you tried removing the battery and re-inserting it?
Make sure the laptop is powered off and unplugged
This just makes sure that the battery has not moved slightly out of place, and that all of the connectors match up

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March 9, 2011 at 16:18:34
Try going to the start menu
type "device manager"
and if the battery is there on the list, uninstall and re-install it. If the battery does not show up, try scanning for hardware and the computer should automatically install it.

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May 20, 2011 at 13:18:21
I’ve almost killed myself and my machine (Toshiba Sat Pro P200-1K9 - Vista) fighting to solve this for 3 weeks in a row, having my laptop just on AC during all this. Tried everything that could google, reset bios, bought new battery and mains adapter etc.
Below is step-by-step how I managed to make it work but it still does not make any tech sense to me:
Starting stage – laptop on mains only, battery taken out, Power plan Balanced (important!):
• Change Power Plan to Saver
• Turn off laptop
• Unplug the mains cable. Now your comp is totally unpowered.
• Press start button and hold it for 10-15 secs
• Plug the mains back in and boot the computer
• Insert the battery back on.
Worked for me, it started charging. Although interesting thing – once I decided to change the Power plan back to Balanced – it all happened again (“plugged – not charging”) and I had to re-do this voodoo once more. So it seems to be sensitive to this change.

Anyway, I hope it will help at least someone else.

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