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Why does Dell Inspiron 15 screen not start up when charger is plugged-in, but starts normally on battery power?

Q: Why does Dell Inspiron 15 screen not start up when charger is plugged-in, but starts normally on battery power?

My Dell Inspiron 15 does not start up when I power it on while it’s connected to the charger. The screen does not turn on and the laptop starts beeping.. 3 continuous beeps with a pause in between. Then, i turn off the charger and switch on the laptop on battery power, and it starts normally. Is it due to a faulty charger ? or is it due to a motherboard error?

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A: Why does Dell Inspiron 15 screen not start up when charger is plugged-in, but starts normally on battery power?

Hi Dr.Rajavel,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
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All, my Inspiron 15 5000 15-5545 is having an error with the battery charger saying that it is not recognized and that the charger will not charge my computer.  I know that this is an official Dell charger (it is the charger that came with the laptop) - so there shouldn't be an identification issue.  
I have noticed that there is a pin problem, however.  There are six pins in the laptop charging port (2 for charger identification in the middle and the four other pins that connect to the charger itself at the 3, 6, 9, and 12-o'clock positions).  Whenever I plug in my charger the pin at the 6-o'clock position gets bent upward towards the 2 identification pins.  This may also be bending the identification pins upward, but I am not sure because it looks like they are in the same place, just the 6-o'clock pin is not in the same place.  
I believe that this may be the issue, and has this happened to many people before?  Is there a permanent solution to this?  Do I need to replace my charging port?

A:Inspiron 5545 AC charger not recognized (Battery plugged in, not charging)

It sounds likely there's damage to the DC port, yes.  You may want to try another adapter before replacing that.
The DC jack:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

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Dear Dell forum,
I want to buy a new battery and charger for my dell inspiron 15R SE 7520 (NEW DELHI). Can anybody help me out..i.e. from where to buy and so on...kindly guide.

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Hi Need some help, I have an inspiron 5100 that I bought couple of year ago. few month back I noticed that the machine is not charging the battery when the laptop is on. as sson as I shut down and turn off teh laptop, teh charger stats working on the battery. So I don't beleive it is a battery problem but rather a charger one, I'm wondering if someone know if it is a software related and how to fix it.

thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 5100 Battery Charger not working

Check very carefully for full contact from the charger points, and the best way to clean them is with a pencil eraser, followed by denatured alcohol and a queue tip. The contacts do become weak or bent, which can cause the problem.
There is no software that affects that model, but there is a chip in the battery that counts the number of full charges. Onces it reaches that magic number, it stops further charging even though good otherwise. This is to prevent fire and other damage as the battery ages.
Otherwise, you need someone with experience using a soldering iron, to replace a couple of doohickies inside the case.
 

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I bought the laptop from a guy I know and the PC is just 3 months old. But from the first day I got it I've been facing problems. I managed to get all the software problems fixed (Firewall detecting viruses where there were none, all my files turning into files of size 888kb, driver problems) but now another problem has come up.
Before yesterday it always seems like I have to press the power button twice before it turns on. Yesterday afternoon I pressed the power button twice and it didn't turn on, then I plugged it in and it turned on, and the battery was full. I removed the charger and it was still working so I don't know why it didn't turn on at first.
Later in the evening as usual I went to this place to use the WiFi there and after downloading some stuff I hibernated it and went back to my dorm room. Only to turn it on and be told that 'my battery is critically low' which shouldn't be so because I was charging it while browsing and the battery was at 100%. So I plugged in the charger and pressed continue, and all of a sudden caps lock and the battery symbol started to blink. The battery symbol was blinking white and off (with orange randomly blinking in between) and the caps lock light was blinking steadily. When I tried to type my password (my laptop password is 'anonymous') the keyboard seemed to be malfunctioning because it typed something like 'a$&@+nonyidjdjdjmous' , like, basically strange characters in between my pa... Read more

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Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

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This started a few day ago and so far as per now i charge it almost every after 2hours but with 45% still remaining on battery.

A:My dell latitude battery shuts down at 45% of battery power remaining and on plugging it into ac, it starts from that same % so am not sure of what is happening to it.

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly boot the system into BIOS and check the battery health and Ac Adapter.
Also private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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My Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't recognize charger any more. And unfortunately my warranty expired 2 month ago.It was plugged in and working in the morning, but then in the afternoon I noticed that it was running on the battery only. It wont start without battery (just charger plugged in).
1. So here what I have done to debug. Me and my brother, we have purchased the same Dell laptops at the same time a year and a bit ago. This is why for a debugging purposes it was good.I took my charger and plugged in to his computer. And it works. Definitely not the charger issue I guess. And when I plug charger in to my computer, green light is still on the charger. And I have the original charger that came with the laptop.
2. Now, laptop works on the battery only, so this means that motherboard is working. I guess.
3. Next thing I did was unplugged charger and removed the battery from the laptop. Then I pushed and hold "Power" button for 45 seconds to discharge a flea charge. Plugged charger back in but laptop wont start.
4. Next I started laptop on the battery, went to BIOS and checked if the charger is recognized in the BIOS. No, it doesn't recognize charger. So, if it is not a charger then what else can it be?
5. Laptop doesn't have any strange smells so I'm not sure if anything happened with the motherboard, but I would assume mother board is ok because it works of the battery.
6. I was thinking updating the BIOS, but I can't, because it wont update whi... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't work with charger. Charger is not recognized. Not charger problem.

Hi CJ777,
Thanks for reaching out with your query. You pretty much figured out all points of failure. Good job.
If the adapter is not detected in BIOS, it most likely is an issue with the mother board. In the BIOS set up, AC adapter should show up as 65w or 90w. If the adapter status is 'None' or 'Unknown Device Installed', it indicates that the mother board is not detecting the adapter for which the battery is not getting charged. Once the battery charge drains, I'm sure the adapter will not charge it again. Replacing the system board should resolve this issue.

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I just bought this laptop the other day refurbished from NewEgg, it was supposed to be a basic setup ( No DVD-R/W, BlueTooth, nVidia Graphics, Camera, Fax, the better resolution screen, etc). But lucky me they sent me one with all those features for the price of the basic model, my point being I REALLY don't want to send it back for a replacement so please try not to suggest it.
 When I first got it I checked the battery and charger to see if it was Dell brand but unfortunately they were replacements like I expected (but the charger is the right voltage). My problem is when I plugged it up to the charger to activate Windows and install updates, after which I started to turn down the brightness from the Fn / arrow keys and when I got to a certain level of brightness the screen went black, after unplugging it and a restart I plugged it in again and it did the same thing again without me touching anything. So for a couple days I just didn't use it while it was charging.
Today I decided to update the BIO's to the latest version incase that was the problem (from A5 to A21 or something like that) and that requires the charger to be connected so I did which gave me the same result, only this time I realized the screen wasn't off it was the backlight  that was off. So having to use a flashlight to see the screen I updated the BIO's and while it was updating the screen was visible again but after it restarted the screen still stayed on but was flickering ... Read more

A:Dell Latitude E6420 screen flickers with charger plugged in?

Good day ,
Here in this situation the issue is prominent when the charger is connected .
Try working on the system with only battery connected to see if the issue is seen only when the charger is connected then its faulty charger issue.
I would suggest you to test the system's display in safe mode with networking as safe mode uses very minimal graphics .
Else update the video drivers on this system to do so go to support site .
Kindly confirm the video card installed on your system is NVS 4200M if it is then you can install the same by clicking on this link .
Also check if the issue is seen on an external monitor with and without the charger connected (This is done to confirm if the system board is working fine ) and initiate the LCD BIST (Buit in self test ) on the system by pressing the D-KEY while turning on the system (if solid colours are seen on the screen along with flickering then its a faulty screen ).
I would request you to try these steps on the system with and without charger .
Hoping to hear from you soon .
Kindest Regards ,

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Hi everyone
i recently purchased DELL N5010 INSPIRON, but now it give one problem. It is not run without AC power. and when i point the battery through mouse it show
"17% available (Plugged in, Not Charging).
and battry light flashing 4 times with orange light after a second. It is the bug or any hardware problem, becuase the bettery may be only 2 month old.
I search on the web, but found fake solution which is not applying to solve it.
If any one have a solution then i appreciated it before solving this one.
 
Thanks and Appreciated in Advace.
Haq Nawaz
 

A:Dell N5010 inspiron Battery (plugged in , not charging)

I had the same problem with my dell inspiron 5010. The problem is most likely with the connector on the back of the laptop. There are 3 type of connectors, +19.5v, ground and sense.
I resolved it by bending the pins towards outside leaving the center pin (sense) free.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 which, for the last 4 days, will not start using the power adapter. It will start and works fine with a charged battery. However, my battery is now out of charge.

If I take the battery out and try and start the machine, all three lights go on at the front, but then immediately everything goes off.

I think with machine switched off and power supply plugged in, it is charging the battery, but the ac power adapter makes a wierd clicking/ticking noise, so I'm not keen to leave it on/charging too long.

My Dell Inspiron 1100's warranty ran out in 2004... Dell were very pleased to tell me this and tried to sell me an adapter for 85.00. However, I'm not sure that replacing the adapter will fix it. The green led is on and, as above, it appears to be charging the battery AND all lights light up for a split second at least, so some power is getting through.

I have read other posts with similar issues, but can't find exactly the same issue. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 starts with battery, but not with adapter

It is possible that the motherboard has developed problems, but you must try another AC adapter first. An AC Adapter is much cheaper than a motherboard
 

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When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
I tried all the steps like removing the battery and unplugged the charger and holds the power button for 30 second and reconnect no change.

A:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
* Are you able to boot into windows normally?
* Please try to boot into BIOS <F2> and check what is the status of the battery / adapter listed.
* Please update the BIOS to the latest available version from our Dell Support Site.
* Can we check with an alternate adapter?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Well, the charger is plugged in, but it says not charging. This has happened twice. I would have thought bad battery or bad charger, except luckily the first time it occured right after buying a new hard drive. I did a hard reset on the battery and that worked.
Now, it has happened again. I tried the regular battery reset, but that did not work. I tried uninstalling device and reinstall..did not work either.
Oddly, what did work was the following:
I had about 38% battery left. I unplugged the power cord from both laptop and wall outlet.
I removed the batter. Computer went dead.
I wiped the battery connectors with a clean cloth several times.
I put the batter back in and turned the laptop on with battery only.
I plugged power cord into side of laptop, then into wall outlet.
Immediately, the laptop began charging again! 
I am not sure why this worked. Maybe some techy out there may know. When I tried the battery reset, I turned the computer off before taking out the battery. Then took it out. Plugged in laptop with power cord and powered it. Then shut down and placed battery in. I turned back on..but nothing...
It may have to do with having the laptop already on when taking out the battery, or placing back the power cord, or could just be the wiping the battery with cloth????

A:Battery plugged in, not charging...(found the fix that worked for my Dell Inspiron

Hi thelights007,
Please share the system model and the operating system installed. The error 'plugged in not charging' can be caused due to various reasons such as faulty adapter or faulty charging board.
You may try below mentioned steps which may help in fixing the issue. Steps to perform Flea Power are:

Power off the system. 
Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer.
Disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the battery from it.
Press and hold the power button for 20 to 30 seconds to release the residual charge from the laptop.
Reconnect the battery and the AC Adapter.
Once the system is powered on and booted properly, re-seat the battery. Check if you still get the error or not.
Boot the system to BIOS, tapping the F2 key on the Dell logo screen when you power on the system.
Press F9 key to load BIOS defaults. Once done, press F10 key to save and exit. System will restart. Check if the error is still there.
Try and wiggle the AC Adapter cable and check if that makes a difference.

If it still doesn't work, parts replacement may be required.
Hope this helps. Please share the findings.

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I have recently purchased a new Dell Inspiron 15 5578 2-in-1 Laptop. When I plugin the charger, the battery is only charging upto 60% and after that it says not charging.

I have tried to install the Dell Quickset software and changed the settings in battery management software and tried all the ways I found in forums. Still I am having the same issue.
Can anyone had the same issue & solved it.
Please help me to find out the solution for this.

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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hi all

heres one for you
i have a e1705 dell
when i plug in the charger the screen goes blank but still runs
i turn it off and plug it in and it charges fine and runs fine off the battery
only when its plugged in does it not show the screen

the power supply is good as its of my m1710
no problem and i believe its a 90 watt

new battery and does the same thing with the old battery which seems to be still in good shape

tried turning it on without the battery once again black screen but you can here it running

turn it off plug it in charge the battery unplug the charger and works fine

im running out of ideas guys

ive never seen this happen before have you
thanks as always
 

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Hi guys,

I've had this issue for some time now but no real resolution.

I'm running Windows XP SP2, latest updates, etc. on a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop.

Basically, and this is intermittent, but often enough to be a problem, when I remove the power cord (either from the wall/power supply, or remove the plug from the back of my laptop) the computer just freezes up:

- The screen goes completely black (although not as black as when the computer is completely off)

- the computer is still 'on' (though not responding), power light is still on, any lights that were already on (NUM LOCK, etc. are still lit up)

- the computer is frozen (I can't see the screen, but I can confirm this because for example if I press cap-locks or the key combo to disable the wireless networking, the lights on my keyboard stay the same)
The only way to recover is to force a shutdown and restart the laptop.

I have contacted Dell regarding this, but they said it's not a hardware problem, and most likely some kind of system conflict. Of course their advice (as always) is to re-install Windows.
I have confirmed that it appears to be a system problem, because I booted the laptop off a Linux live CD, and then tested multiple times to remove the power plug and I could never replicate the problem.
I'm trying to find a solution where I don't have to completely reformat and start over as I have a lot of programs installed.

Any advice would be appreciated. And if a... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron E1505 freezes when power is plugged/unplugged

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Hi!I have a brand new (like 2 month old) Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series and I've noticed a problem with it. If i turn on the laptop and it's not plugged in, it runs just fine. However, when it's already on and I plug it in to the power, the screen goes to black and after a few seconds it goes to sleep. After, I turn it on again and it works just fine. However, this issue has happened a couple of times before and I don't know what to do to stop it. HELP

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series goes to sleep when plugged into power

Fhms97 is this issue still happening? I just bought a factory "like new" Dell Inspiron 15 5000 and I'm having the same exact issue. Did you end up fixing it?
Thanks

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Hi guys,

I've had this issue for some time now but no real resolution.

I'm running Windows XP SP2, latest updates, etc. on a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop.

Basically, and this is intermittent, but often enough to be a problem, when I remove the power cord (either from the wall/power supply, or remove the plug from the back of my laptop) the computer just freezes up:

- The screen goes completely black (although not as black as when the computer is completely off)

- the computer is still 'on' (though not responding), power light is still on, any lights that were already on (NUM LOCK, etc. are still lit up)

- the computer is frozen (I can't see the screen, but I can confirm this because for example if I press cap-locks or the key combo to disable the wireless networking, the lights on my keyboard stay the same)


The only way to recover is to force a shutdown and restart the laptop.

I have contacted Dell regarding this, but they said it's not a hardware problem, and most likely some kind of system conflict. Of course their advice (as always) is to re-install Windows.


I have confirmed that it appears to be a system problem, because I booted the laptop off a Linux live CD, and then tested multiple times to remove the power plug and I could never replicate the problem.


I'm trying to find a solution where I don't have to completely reformat and start over as I have a lot of programs installed.

Any advice would be appreciated. And if anyone else ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron E1505 freezes when power is plugged/unplugged

how long have you had this laptop for, i think you need to replace the batter because it is getting old. as for the dark screen it does that so the laptop doesn't use soo much batter. in you laptop look for key that has fn written on it hold that and find another key with a start sign and a plus with it. hold fn and press the +start the screen will go brighter. what setting ahve you put for your batter some you can set to use full pc performance or normal so batter is saved etc.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5040N Laptop that now has a Dead Battery due to lack of charging.  Once the AC adapter is plugged into the Laptop the AC Module stops charging (green light goes off.  I have tried another Ac Adapter and have even replaced the AC Power Plug on the laptop with the same results.  I can not run any of the Tests due to battery is dead and Laptop will not turn on.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron 5040N AC adapter Lost Power once plugged into Laptop

Hi RAYB871,
Please check if there is any damage on the machine. Check if all the ports on the machine are fine or misaligned. Sometimes if the pins in the USB ports are touching each other, they are known to cause many issues on the machine.
Three components cause this issue, in this order:
Adapter - you have already tested another adapter, so ruled out.
DC Port - the port that holds the adapter in, might be shorted - you would need this part - http://bit.ly/2bQ3HoP
Motherboard - I would primarily suspect this part, if the dc port does not fix the issue, then it is the motherboard that has failed and needs to be replaced.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Personally, I would suggest, you invest your money on a new machine than to repair this old machine. However, it is your discretion.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery?Thank you  

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery?  

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My HP P077tx battery is not getting charge.My adapter is working well even battery also in good condition still the battery is not charhing.My laptop only working on adapter.the white light is not getting red. its always showing white light and charging status is  " pluuged in , not charging"

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery  

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Hi,My battery is not getting charged even when its plugged to charger. Am able to use the laptop only when its plugged to charger but it wont get charged at all. I tried running the battery test, it passed but when i tried running the Run-In test, it failed stating "Battery failed (40)". Am using HP pavilion TS sleek book 14. Kindly help me with this issue.   

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I have a Dell and can say I have left it on for long periods of time, sometimes until the power is drained and it shuts down. Recently I have noticed the power slowing down as I have fully charged it multiple times. It used to max out at 2 hours but has slowly made it's way to 20 minutes. I also found myself recentlyangling the AC cord in the back to keep a steady charge. The cord became harder to connect over time as well. Before you know it my CPU was dead but my AC power cord remained green. Is there a chance my battery is dead and needs replaced or I need a better AC pwer cord Connection. Or could it be something worse?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 battery power

The DC Jack (where you plug in the AC adapter) may be broken inside the laptop. The battery may also be worn out
 

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Hey. I have been using my laptop for over an year now. I upgraded it to Windows 10 recently. The problem is pretty common I believe, but I cant seem to solve it on my own. My charger is plugged in, but the battery level is 0% available, plugged in, charging.

Help me with this issue please!

A:Satellite L50-B931 - Charger plugged in, battery 0%

If you pull out the AC Adapter, does the notebook stay on? Or does it shut off?

Perhaps try a Windows Refresh or Reset to remove the Win8 drivers.

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Hi,So this Lenovo G700 Laptop is a few years old but before I received it, it had been used only a handful of times. I have recently been on holiday and before I left I unplugged my laptop from the mains and so the battery ran down to nothing. I came home and plugged it back in again, turned my laptop on and now it is telling me that I have the wrong battery or battery charger and so it will not charge. However, I know for a fact that both the battery and the charger are the ones that came with the laptop when my stepfather bought it new around three years ago. Any ideas would be helpful! Thanks

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When i plugged in my charger....my battery is automatically shown plugged in and out continuously and always nattery charging indicator in and out

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Hello,

My Dell Inspiron 3442 consume all battery power when I shutdown and keep overnight without plugin to power source.
I found that the Network card light on the switch is on when the laptop is shut. I have to press the power button for several second till the network card light on the switch is off to preserve the battery life.

All the drivers are uptodate. Please help.
Regards
Sam

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Hello, 
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7568 laptop that is less than a week old. I also purchased a Dell HDMI to VGA adapter so that I can use an external monitor with a VGA input as a 2nd screen. 
Whenever I connect to the external monitor my laptop screen, not my external monitor screen, flickers a couple of times a minute. I have checked all the connections of the adapter and VGA port and they seem fine. It appears there is a problem that is encountered when I plug in the external monitor that causes the laptop screen to flicker occasionally. 
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this issue it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.  

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Hi,
I've been through same problem, that i plugged in charger but,
it shows message that ,   plugged in, not chargingi've all updates installed,
after seeing the Answer posted by :    DELL-Ravi CHi checked in BIOS screen,   and checked  in section Battery informationfirst both battery and charger was unknown
theni change the battery and now suffering from same problemnow it is showing the  AC Adapter is Unknown
My Adapter is Original One then why it is showing adapter is unknownDid i have to change the Adapter

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Hello,
I am using dell Inspiron 15R laptop. Some time ago my charger was broken out and my battery was also showing needs replacement. So, recently i bought new Original Dell Battery and Charger both. But when I plugged in both, it is showing plugged in not charging. I took battery out and again inserted it but it is still not working. Now tell me what to do. How to fix this issue.

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I have had my Dell laptop for almost two years now. I replaced the battery before the warranty expired (1 year?). The battery was working fine, but I was starting to have to jerry-rig the angle of the power cord in the socket to charge the battery. I purchased a knock-off AC adapter replacement. I started getting error messages almost immediately when booting up that cord might not be compatible with the laptop. As it was working, I didn't worry about it. The power light start flashing in a particular pattern then, which it has been doing for months (three fast orange flashes and one long white flash). Historically, a white light has meant "charged" and an orange light has meant low power. The AC adapter became increasingly less efficient in charging the battery until it ceased to charge it at all. I purchased the Dell AC adapter recommended for the newest version of my laptop model. There was no noticeable change. (I understand from Dell that the problem may have been that I purchased a 90W adapter, compatible with newer versions of this model, but that I should have purchased a 65W adapter as my laptop is older.) I returned that adapter to Dell and then purchased a re-furbished Dell 65W AC adapter through Amazon. Again, no noticeable change. The battery is taking absolutely no charge from these cords. As I remove the power cord from the socket, the computer instantly shuts down.

When I hover over the battery icon, it says the battery is 0% charged and that ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 - Power cord not charging battery

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I have a Dell E1405 Inspiron laptop with a 100% battery charge. The issue is that the computer will not function without the adapter plugged in, rendering the battery as dead-weight. In the boot menu, the battery is showing as "Idle: 100% charged". However, Battery health is telling me "This battery can no longer provide sufficient power to your system and needs to be replaced'. So, I'm wondering, is my battery bad or is my PC not synchronized with the battery?
 

A:Dell Inspiron E1405 will not function on Battery Power, only AC Adapter

Could be a faulty battery or more likely it might be the jack thats gone faulty its quite a well known fault if the computer is getting on a bit, the contacts inside the jack tend to stick ....
 

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My uncle sent me a Dell Inspiron 600M for my birthday last year to do my junk work, but my DELL INSPIRON 600m battery does not charge. The battery indicator flashes red. But it still works with AC Power when i take it off the indicator start flashing red.PLEASE HELP
 

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Daughter's laptop we've been working on. After much research online to the same problem many others were having and solutions they had tried, we diagnosed what we thought was a hard drive issue as our original error was 2000-0147 and we have replaced the hard drive on this twice since she's had it in the last 3 years. When we got her hard drive last week I went to install it and the Cd drive will not run the install disks.

I deactivated the CD drive in the setup so that it would boot from the hard drive and removed the CD drive and I'm still getting the black screen after the initial dell window with the windows startup scroll afterwards at the bottom. Put it back in and ran diagnostics and am getting errors on the CD drive.

Not able to start in safe mode or any other options within F8 without same results, with or without the CD drive in.

I'm willing to buy the CD drive but my question is, will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

Tammie

A:Windows Starts then black screen with Cursor Inspiron 1525 Dell

will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?Thanks for your help.TammieHi Tammie and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.A CD drive or DVD drive is usually manufactured as a plug and play device, therefore there are no drivers required for it to work with a system.The plug and play technology is built right into the motherboard, that is where it begins.So a CD or DVD drive can be booted to regardless of whether there is even a hard drive installed, as long as the disk in the drive is burned as a boot disk.So a basic answer is, no you do not need drivers.Hope that answers your question and you are much welcomed for my reply.Bruce.

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Hello, I have a 3 yr old Ideapad Z510(that came with Win8)which worked absolutely fine until recently. If I plug in the charger when the laptop is on, it abruptly turns off and would never boot again until I remove the charger. However, this is not how it behaves every time. There are some rare instances where I could still operate the machine with charger plugged in.  When turned off, battery is charging and also goes to full 100%. When turned on(battery mode) it does not drain rapidly - I could still get a fairly decent stand up time. So I am assuming the battery is good. I don't see any thermal issues either. Things I tried:-------------- > Tried with a different charger - no help.> Updated the firmware - no help.> Update the entire driver pack - no help.> Applied windows patches, reinstalled and also upgraded windows to Win 10 - no help.> Reseated the battery and associated cables - no help.  I am not sure if there is anything that I could do to at least diagonize the problem before I give it to the service station. Any pointers on this is much appreciated   Thanks much in advance.

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So the GPU performance drops on battery power because it is limited by temperature although as you can see the temperature only reaches 62C but when i plug in the charger the temp limit is gone.How can i disable it?
Battery boost is offGPU set to maximum performancePower management set to high performanceUpdated BIOSUpdated Drivers from dell
Charger Plugged In

On Battery

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Dell Power Manager Lite says battery is operating normally, but Windows says "plugged in not charging". Why!!!

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When I charge my laptop it works very slow, fps in games 10-25. Now I`m doing Dell video tests the temperature of video processor is 40 C, fps when charger plugged in is 32, battery use fps is 100..  
When I use battery energy it works super fast and fps 100 and more.

Please help me!

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Whenever i am playing any certain PC game ,my power plan is set on "High Performance".While playing,if i plug out my charger,the power plan shifts to either "Balanced" or to "Power Saver".This sometimes cause a crash in games if i switch from Game to windows.Moreover,when the power plan is switched,it overheats my Laptop.So,is their a way to set the power plan never to switch....?

A:Power Plan switching while playing game when charger is plugged in/out

1.Right click on battery icon
2.Click power options
3.Click "Change advanced power settings"
4.Select "high performance" from the drop down menu
5.Then go to Graphics Power Settings ( should be in last )
6.Click Powerplay Settings
7.Select "Maximize Performance" on battery column
8.Apply and OK !

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Pruchased 7/2012 - in the past year started getting the - doesnt recognize charger at boot...BIOS notes "Unkown" adapter - would initially charge up to 78%. Recently, until below, it only charges for about 30 seconds then stops. get either plugged in and charging (but isn't) or plugged in NOT charging.
Here is what happened recently and what I have done:
- Factory adapter broke off at the jack last week - laptop suddently shut down and will now only run/boot while plugged in with new DELL 65w OEM charger. Getting the AMber flashes with solid white on battery indicator.
-I have updated to most recent BIOS to A18 - no fix - BIOS and battery settings still show "unknown" adapter and now show.."Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature". 
-Battery ceratnly isnt hot as it says this after sitting all night.
Thoughts?  how do I reset the battery - unplug? Replace? Why would an OEM charger still not be recognized - even after BIOS update?

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When shutting down, the power light stays lit for a long long time. The next time we start, it needs to be plugged in to start. Will not start from battery power. Last night, shut down, was fully charged. This morning, had to plug in to start; battery power was at 10%. Help! Thanks,Rozmataz

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The battery light is blinking white. It says that the power source is plugged in, but the battery is not charging. I've run a battery test and it came back as passed/ok. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Battery Light Blinking - Power Source Plugged In, Battery No...

As we have properly undertsood your issue you are facing issue in battery issues: Please read this information if you can : Common causes of the error plugged in not charging can be because of the following: Faulty charger. Some chargers supply power to charge the batteryseperately for the power to run the laptop. Nitin singh guleria  

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