Dell :: AC Adapter Or Battery?

Apr 21, 2009

The battery on my vostro 1400 isn't being charged when the adapter is plugged in. However it is providing it with power since the battery doesnt drain when it's plugged in.

Is the problem that the adapter has gotten messed up and the computer doesnt recognize it and won't charge up to protect a possible power incompatibility or that the adapter is still fine and it's actually the battery that is malfunctiona

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Dell XPS 15Z :: Battery Not Charging - Light On Adapter Is On

Mar 17, 2012

When I plugged in my adapter to charge my laptop, it didn't respond to it. The light on the adapter is on, but the battery just wont charge.

I changed the AC adapter as a Hardware problem, but I couldn't change the battery because it is built-in.

On the other side of problem - I mean as a Software problem :

1. I tried to restore the system -from Backup and Restore -  till the first point but nothing happened except it restored the first password . . !

2. I tried to make a restore from Dell DataSafe local Backup, but the system said the adapter and the battery must both plugged where the adapter doesn't respond at all.

3. I tried with Ubuntu Operating System (Linux), when I thought that problem Might be from Windows 7.

4. I upgraded the BIOS drive.

5.. I set the BIOS setting to the default - F2

When I plugs the AC Adapter the percentage never reduce, but the hours remaining changes, exactly shows (829 hr and 48 min (20%) remaining).

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Jan 28, 2015

All of the sudden the battery stopped charging and the official dell AC Adapter, that shipped with the laptop, is listed as Unknown in the BIOS. I understand this happens because somewhere on the way the info from the pin that (for no good reason) identifies the AC adapter does not reach the charging circuit. This is supposed to be a safety mechanism (that no other manufacturer uses) that is obviously just an attack on off-brand chargers .The laptop is working fine (except for charging) as long as the AC adapter is connected.

What I did so far:

notice I'm out of warranty 
try different power outlets
try different AC adapter
Check battery health (it's fine)
replace Power Jack

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Jan 29, 2015

I have an xps12 that doesn't recognise its adaptor, runs fine on AC but batter is now totally dead. I tried a different Dell 45W adaptor (borrowed) and it charged the battery, I then bought a cheaper 3rd part adaptor - which also worked for a week or so.

Now am back to unrecognised adaptor, no charging. BIOS is version AO8 but even if there is an update I can't install since my battery is on zero. Battery utility (Fn F3) indicates my battery is healthy and performing normally, but charging is disabled and I don't see any obvious way to enable it.

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Apr 13, 2013

I just had a battery replacement for my Dell XPS 15z.. Prior to the installation of the new battery, the machine could only work with the AC adapter plugged in, raising the suspicion that the battery was defective. However, now that a new battery has been installed, the battery does not charge even whiles the AC adapter is stilled plugged in.

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Mar 7, 2010

Iv read a few posts online saying that Dell blocks people from using non dell power adapters on their machines by not letting those adapters charge the battery.

My issue is, I need a new power adapter AND a new battery.

I really don't wanna fork over $130 for a new 6 cell battery, Especially because on the dell site the reviewers themselves had given it a bad review saying the battery usually dies in a year or less.

That and my Budget is about $100 for both battery and adapter.

I need to find a battery that works, and an adapter that will actually charge the battery and keep the notebook charged.

This is basically a question out for Dell Inspiron users that have had this same issue and have had to replace the battery or the charger. If you guys could tell me what has worked for you and what has not, that way I can at least narrow down my options on chargers and batteries.

Id like to find a charger with the same volts as the dell charger has If I can't find a non official charger that works, could you guys at least point me to a less expensive site where I could buy the dell power adapter.

I would much rather just buy a charger and battery outside dell though because their products are by no means high quality and are in fact well overpriced.

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May 21, 2009

I was just wondering, among all the XPS M1530 owners. About how long did your AC adapter and battery (6-cell or 9-cell, please specify) last before they died out on you...

I've owned my XPS M1530 (6-cell batt) for about 8 month now, and I still have not encountered problems.

However, I've read other forums and even on the Dell Store and Website that many XPS M1530 owners are dissatisfied with their AC adapters and 6 or 9 cell batteries.........................

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Dec 23, 2009

my d630 refuses to charge with a 90w power brick, it stays on, but the battery doesn't charge and i get the power warning screen after the bios screen.

does this need a 65W adapter or is there something wrong with my 90W one?

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I have a had Dell XPS 15z for a around a year and a half and it very suddenly stopped charging whilst plugged in. I didn't notice until the low battery warning came on that the computer had stopped recognizing the battery or the charger. I rebooted and went on BIOS, I don't know much, but I noted that it didn't see an adapter plugged in and it said that the battery is functioning normally. I've plugged the adapter into other laptops and it worked so it isn't the adapter.

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Jan 2, 2010

I have a Dell XPS m140 when I use the ac adapter without the battery inserted the laptop powers up fine. When I insert the battery and the ac adapter the adapter turns off after a few seconds. If I unplug the ac adapter and do it again the same thing occurs. When I remove the battery and use the ac adapter after I unplug it from the wall the laptop will power up again. I don't know if the ac adapter is not  strong enough to charge the battery and boot up. I tried just having the battery in and not turning on the laptop to see if the battery would charge and the ac adapter turns off after a few moments. Can a battery have a short in it to cause this or is the adapter finally going south? I tested the adapter and it shows 19.5v. when the adapter light goes off it tests 0. After I unplug it and replug it,  it shows 19.5v again.I don't know where to go from here, new battery or new adapter.

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Jan 3, 2009

This 1200 was working several weeks ago, now it will not turn on even with AC adapter plugged in. Battery will not charge.

No green LED lit on laptop front. Unit will not boot with AC adapter attached and battery removed.

Checked AC adapter with multimeter and it appears working OK, get 19.5 volts dc output.

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Apr 23, 2009

I have had this laptop for 2 years and after the first year I had to replace both battery and adapter.

The first generic adapter I got was fine until the cable split (my fault as I was wrapping the cord around the brick).

I got the second generic from the same place I got the first.
I bought the new one last month and since then I have sporadically received a message that the adapter wasn't OEM and that it wouldn't charge the battery.
It would get back to charging after a reboot or stand by.

Now I have tried everything but it won't get back to charging the battery.
I did a search here and found others with the same problem (different dell laptops) solving the issue by flashing the bios.

Can anybody point me to the correct file I should download for my laptop as well as explain what should be done to flash the bios

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Feb 12, 2013

My Inspiron N4010 will not power on with the AC adapter or battery attached. I removed the AC adapter and battery then removed the memory modules.  

I re-inserted the battery and the AC adapter but it sill does not do anything. When I plug in the power adapter the lights on the front of the laptop light up.

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I got the same problem earlier also and i fixed it with my international warranty. but from that date only 4 months have gone and i got it again. but last time i got an error message. but this time i did not get anything just got off normally.

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I'm planning on getting an Acer that doesn't come with a battery and need to know if I can run my Aspire 5920g with just the adapter and no battery?

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Acer :: New Laptop -- Battery/AC Adapter

Aug 28, 2009

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Also, is it necessary to remove the battery if I intend on using the AC adapter most of the time, since the only time I'd be away from a wall jack would be when I travel. When I'm at home, I can easily just plug it into the wall rather than use up the battery.

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I received an Inspiron 17r SE and have had absolutely no technical problems running it. The only thing that i don't understand is why my battery adapter whines whilst in sleep mode. This never occurs when the laptop is shut off or running but only when in sleep. The high pitched whine seems to oscillate with the blinking white light on the front of the laptop.

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Feb 3, 2013

The battery of my inspiron N5110 is 100% charged but my lap doesn’t turn on without the AC adapter, I checked it in the dell support center and it says its working fine but the battery led blinks 4 times red and 1 withe. If I disconnect the AC adapter the lap turns off. Everything else is fine.

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Battery Not Charging - AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

Nov 8, 2014

I have a Inspiron n5110 laptop and for about a month it had a problem. It works fine (battery charges as usual) until a power drop (even for a second) occurs. When power comes back battery does not start to charge. It gives a error message "AC power adapter type cannot be determined"...

I suspected the fault may be with the power charger/adapter and searched for new one in the store. But there I came to know compatible adapter for my 15R laptop is a 90W adapter. [URL] ....

And I got a 130W adapter when buying this laptop. So I thought they must have switched it by accident and it didn't bother me since it worked fine until now. But according to store, the adapter I'm using now does NOT supposed to be compatible with N5110

This is what I have now : [URL] ....

I have a working 90W dell adapter from my friend and i tried it to my laptop. It also gives the same error as above except my laptop identifies it as a 90w adapter and asks for a 130W adapter instead(When my adapter is plugged-in it doesn't even identify it as 130W as you can see from the image).

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My D620 suddenly stopped working with an AC adaptor, won't charge the battery, won't operate without the battery.  I have several AC adaptors and none of them work now.  However, when docked the ac works fine and the battery charges with no issue. 

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Feb 16, 2013

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Feb 23, 2013

I recently purchased a refurbished Dell Latitude D630 and everything was great. After a few months the laptop would every so often get a message saying:

"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."

It was ok after I fiddled with it and it would charge normally. Now the battery refuses to charge with my adapter and runs only on AC power. I assumed I just needed a new battery but then something weird happened. I used my girlfriends charger to charge my battery and it worked 2 times, but strangely after the last time her computer started getting the exact same message and hers was fine beforehand. Is the battery somehow draining the adapters? I've never heard of that happening before. What should I do?

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I have been having issues with my battery since a year after purchase. Battery replacement error pops up. The power adapter usually quits lighting up, then it would light up. Today the laptop went dead and the adapter will not light up at all! Is it battery or adapter or both?

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Mar 15, 2013

I have a Dell Studio 1735 and the battery won't charge and getting and error messge "Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I have purchase a new Dell battery and Dell AC adapter and still have the same problem.

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Lenovo Y580 P/Y/Z Series :: Cannot Detect AC Adapter After Performing Battery Gauge Reset

Jul 16, 2014

This is not "battery pluged-in not charging" issue. That issue is software related and can be easily changed the option whether Life or Health of battery you concerned by LEM. I'm one of Y580 owner that facing that issue that the laptop cannot detect the AC adaptor anymore after performing the Battery Guage Reset".

For example: URL...I was tring to search for the solution, but as you know there is nothing without send it back to service center.The tempolary solution I was using is,

1. Remove the battery (if laptop is powering on, then shutdown it first).
2. Remove the AC adaptor from wall ac receptacle.
3. Once the laptop is completely powered down, plug AC adaptor to your laptop and wall AC receptacle.
4. After a few second, insert battery back into the Laptop. And then, the battery will be chaged as usaul.
5. You need to repeat step 1-4 above every time you unpluged the AC adaptor.

By the way, I have been living with that issue for almost 2 years, until it was already out of waranty in June 2014. So rightnow, I can do whatever I want without worrying the waranty. I was trying to teardown my Y580 to find the dead components. I gusted that the issue may be from charging circuit. Afetr opened the chassis, I found that the Y580 uses BQ24737 from TI to be the charging controller.

I cannot found the BQ24737's datasheet, but I was using BQ24735 instead, since, they have the same pinout with difference in optional functions. I found it. The dead one is the input MOSFET. It's shorted between Drain and Source!. That lets the voltage from AC adapter directly connected to Battery. And then, the AC adapter will be tripped with over current protection and the voltage is held to near zero. That's why we cannot plug the ac adapter with battery inserted for this case.

So far, after I replaced it with the similar rating MOSFET from old laptop, it works!. So, I can plug to charge my laptop as it should be without problem.the actual circuit shound not be exactly the same with datasheet. For the Y580, the input MOSFET (Q1 in datasheet and PQ302 in Y580) is P-Channel (AO4423), and it has the external circuitry to dive that MOSFET instead of U1. send it to service center to replace the new motherboard. If not, and you have electronic/soldring skill, you can do it by your self.

Tools needed,

1. Soldering iron (it will be easier for removing part from PCB, if you have 2 of them).

2. Equivalent electrical rating MOSFET.

3. Multimeter.

The different model, different location. Anyway, you can check whether it is the right MOSFET that need to be replace by,

1. Disconnect battrey from labtop

2. Using multumeter (ohm function) to measure the resistance between pin Drain and Source of the MOSFETs. The dead one must has very low D to S resistance (near 0Ohm) for both direction (D(+)<-->S(-) and D(-)<-->S(+)).

3. Search for the dead MOSFET's datasheet and then find/cross the new one from local supplier.

4. Just replace with the good one.

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Nov 9, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 and my friend has a Latitude D820.

Tonight she accidentally plugged my power adapter into her laptop. A few hours later, she noticed that her laptop indicated that it wasn't plugged in, and that's when we realized that she had accidentally used my adapter instead of hers.

Now my adapter doesn't work at all. We've tried the adapter with both our laptops with different outlets with the same problem, so we know it's the adapter. The green light also doesn't come on when it's plugged in anymore.

Did plugging my adapter into her laptop somehow screw up my adapter, or could this just be a coincidence? Is there any way to fix the adapter or at least figure out what the problem is? And if I have to purchase a new adapter, do the universal ones they sell at retail electronics stores work OK? I would order one from Dell but I'm working on a project now and I don't have time to wait for it to ship.

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