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Can I use a Dell PA-3E charger in place of a Dell PA-10 charger?

Q: Can I use a Dell PA-3E charger in place of a Dell PA-10 charger?

I recently received a Dell Inspiron 6000 and a Dell Studio 1737 laptops from my uncle minus the chargers. A few years ago, both the original chargers died so they bought replacement Rayovac batteries for each laptop and a replacement charger. I guess it worked for a while until the batteries stopped charging. I'm assuming it was due to the charger not being OEM. Right now, I have the laptops running on an HP 19.5 volt 7.4 amp charger with the same polarity but none of the batteries charge and I get the error message on boot about using an unknown charger. So right now, I'm looking at getting an OEM charger to see if I can get the batteries to charge and to return the HP charger to my dad (it's the charger for his work laptop). I found this Dell PA-3E charger but I'm not sure if it will it work. It's the same voltage, amps and polarity but it's not the same model charger that's written on the bottom of the laptop. I'm afraid that the laptop will run but will not charge. Would this charge and work for both the Inspiron and Studio laptops?

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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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Just got the replacement charger for my laptop I ordered a few days ago. As I'm sure everyone reading this knows, on the Dell site, this little item costs about $140. Went to Amazon and paid $30. Plugged in the charger at both ends, powered up the laptop and got a message about it not recognizing it, blah, blah, blah. I selected continue anyway. Obvious point #1 - the laptop is working. Point #2 - hovering over the battery icon in the task tray says "70% available, plugged in, not charging."

So, just curious. The adapter even says Dell on it. I just didn't buy it from them. Knock-off? And of course my main question, is it going to work? Did a forum search before posting and I can see this isn't a unique situation, I'm just wondering what's up? Is this like a nag screen or am I actually going to have problems with this adapter?

And, it's late, I've had a shot or two of whiskey, so I have to say - you guys are the greatest! I love the internet. Middle of the night, I have a question, and I know right where to go to find a room full of people who know what I'm talking about. <read this with a slur> I love you guys hic-cup...

A:Solved: New charger for my Dell, Dell doesn't like it...

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I just received my new Inspiron  15 300. Is there suposed to be a battery charger with the Dell. I have none in the box.

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hey! My dell 5100 laptop's a/c charger where it plugs into the computer...is ripped...so it is very sensitive and doesnt charge the computer...it does everyonce in awhile if i fiddle with it...on the dell website they are around 70.00 i was wondering if anyone knew of a cheaper trusted place to go?

A:where can i find a dell a/c charger?

I monitor a site called slickdeals.net often times you'll find what you need if your patient and check it frequently, its just a site where users posts deals theyve found, might take days weeks or months to find specifically what you need, but it will be a deal

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i recently bought a new battery charger for my dell laptop. it worked fine for a week or 2 but now it wont charge my laptop when i plug it in.
i've found that the charger when plugged into the wall outlet isn't turning on because the little green light that is usually lit on the box of the charger isn't lit.
so after finding this out i tried using someone else's charger and it worked for a day and the next day the same problem happened. what's going on? i hope it has doesn't have something to do with my laptop itself. please help!!

A:dell charger issues

First, some chargers need a load for the green light to come on.
If three chargers have died it must be your laptop that is doing it.

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Hello for all the community and thamks for help in advance
I have a laptop dell inspiron 600m
The charger is broken so i got a new one from igo but it just power the laptop and do not charge the battery.
The website of igo confirms.
Is someone faces the same problem ?
thanks a lot

A:Problem with Dell charger

Send it back to igo and get it from dell you need the right one for your model.

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For a Dell Inspiron laptop whose 65w charger has died and has no battery, will a 90w HP charger which fits work?

The Universal Chargers we find at Best Buy here are all 90w too and are guaranteed to work, so not sure why a 90W HP charger wouldn't work - but want to ask first to be sure.


A:Will HP charger work with Dell Inspiron?

What is the output voltage of each adapter?

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I have recently acquired an old Dell 1720 laptop that didn't come with a charger. I did have one for an HP that has the same specs as the Dell (19v @ 20watts) and plugs into the Dell ok. It runs the laptop fine and it shows "charging" but the battery shows only 2 lights (partial charge) and is stuck there. Any thoughts?

A:Dell 1720 charger question

Your best bet is to buy a genuine Dell AC adapter, however you can check the status of the AC adapter and battery in the BIOS.

1. Power off computer, and then make sure AC adapter is connected to computer well
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously, you should be in the BIOS screen.

Under the main screen, look for the AC adapter type. If the adapter says None or Unknown then it's an issue with the adapter. Suggest you replace AC adapter.
Under the Advanced screen, look for Battery Health, it should say "This Battery Is Performing Normally". If there's any other message, it could mean that the battery is faulty and needs replacement.

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I have a dell Labtop and it keep on saying plugged in but not charging and I?ve done trying the battery reset by that I mean I disconnected the ac plug removed the Labtop battery connect the ac plug than turn it on than went to device manager and uninstall everything on the battery listings than I shut it down disconnected the ac plug inserted the battery than connected the aac plug and my Labtop is still not charging please help me I have work that is due soon.

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Well, my HP laptop charger is not working so I tried to charge with a Dell charger I had and it worked.

Now reading in the internet, I read that it might be dangerous especially since I am using less amps than specified. The specs of the 2 chargers are as follows:

HP Charger: 19 V, 4.74 A
Dell Charger: 19.5 V, 4.62 A

I read that the voltage difference should not cause a problem but using a lower Amp capacity charger than the original might. Will this small difference matter or can I still use the charger?


A:Can I use my Dell Charger to charge my HP Laptop?

In a word... Yes. As long as the Dell chargers connector fits snugly and it doesn't get too hot, it should be fine

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I have an XPS L702X that needs a new 150w charger and battery. I was wondering if: 
Would a 3rd party battery charge with an official dell charger?
Would a 3rd party battery charge with an 3rd party charger?

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Hi I just bought a used dell inspiron 3000 I hope this is the right form to post this question. Anyways I bought it and it does not have a AC power charger and it calls for 19v to charge and use.

I have a Universal 12v charger that fits it but it does not have enough power to turn it on but it does turn on the light on the charger. I try to keep it on the charger all night but still no results.

So I was wondering if anyone had any sugestion on what i could buy or use to get it to work (i look at walmart they dont have anything higher than 12v). I also try dell.com and they dont have it anymore and all the websites like ebay and other charge 25 dollars or more. I dont want to sink that much money into it unless i know it will actually work.

So please respond if you have any sugestions. Thanks

A:dell inspiron 3000 AC Charger

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I'm having some charger problems. I had my charger plugged into and outlet and into the computer and it was working fine but once I unplugged it and moved my computer to a different place with a different outlet it stopped working. In the past, the light on my charger has stayed on even when not plugged in to an outlet or computer. The outlet is not the problem as I have tried plugging it in to multiple outlets. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I apologize for not giving much information; if any other information would be beneficial please let me know. Thanks.

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I have a dell mini laptop but the charger will light up and them dim out to the point where there it is no longer lite up. Why is this happening? There are no breaks in the chord and yes I tried several different plugs. Would this be considered an under warranty thing?

P.S. Even when it isn't plugged into my laptop is still dims and brightens.

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Hello, I think that my dell inspiron 15-3567 is having some serious issues, it's just a three month old laptop and facing issues with battery.
The problem is, I am not able to start the laptop without charger plugged in, that means, there is some kind of fault with battery, please help me.

A:My Dell Laptop not working without charger.

Remove or disconnect the battery and unplug the adapter.  Hold the power button for 30 sec.  Reconnect the battery and try again - if that doesn't solve the issue, contact Dell to have a warranty repair scheduled.

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Hello everyone,
Can i use hp charger for dell laptop n5010?Thanks

A:Alternate charger for dell laptop

Not if you want to charge the battery, no.  If the power output is the same (voltage and current) and the jack fits, it may power the system but it will not complete the charge circuit - the battery won't charge.
You also run the risk of damaging the system if the jack is of different polarity.

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is it possible to charge a Dell XPS 12 9250 with a 45w 2.4a USB Charger? I would like to use it with a usb-C Cable and load it with that extra charger while im on tour.

Thanks in advance.

best regards

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My XPS's charger brick gets too hot for me to leave the computer plugged in. I get the same results with two different Dell chargers for XPS computers.

A:XPX Charger Brick gets hot (have tried 2 different Dell XPS chargers)

Hi kaygore,
What model of XPS do you have? Were the AC adapters purchased directly from Dell?
Please supply the serial numbers from the adapters (they will be in the format of CN-0xxxxx-xxxxx-xxx-xxxx)

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I currently own two old Dell laptops Latitude D610 and D820. I bought a new battery for D820 but it could not charge. Can I use my D610 laptop to charge the D820 battery if somehow I can mange to plug it in the socket? 
Thank you.

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 Perhaps anyone could advise what to do.
Just noticed that my laptop isn't charging, checked the charger and cable - and strangely, it's the following. After I unplug the charger for a few seconds, and plug back in - LED lights up in green, as usual, but after a few seconds it fades and doesn't come back up. No charging happening either.
If it were fully broken somehow, I'd expect it to be completely "dead", so maybe this is something that could be remedied? Any suggestions?

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Nearly everytime i plug the charger into my M1330 (Running 32bit Vista Home Premium by the way) it comes up 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 the best system operation.

Very rarely after having to repetitively take out and plug in the charger whilst twisting it slightly as it goes in will it charge andnot run slow. But recently even after getting the charger in and having it start charging it still runs extremely slow. Whilst typing the letter i typed about 6 seconds ago has only just come up. When the charger isnt plugged in it is fine.

I had a problem with the motherboard on this laptop once and the motherboard was replaced. Since then the charger hasnt worked properly.

Any suggestions? Could it be the drivers, or do i need another new motherboard?

A:Dell XPS M1330 Rejects the charger it arrived with. Please help?

If this system is new from the manufacturer when you recieved it, I would return it to Dell and have them either fix the problem or replace it with a working combination of Laptop and Charger.

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My Dell Studio 1739 has gone through several iterations of charging issues.  I had to completely disassemble it to replace the wiring harness first.  Not that bad a job.  Now, I'm addressing the Dell charger requirement.  Repeatedly.
Something seems to go bad with the charger cable after a few months.  I am tired of having to wriggle the cable wire to get the charging icon to appear.  I am about my third charger in a year.
Is there a way to turn this "feature" off in the BIOS?  I just want the danged thing to charge when I plug it in.

A:My Studio 1739 requires a Dell charger?

I meant to say this computer is a Studio 1749, not a 1739.  Sorry.

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Latitude Z 600
minor liquid spill while computer was off and not plugged in- mainly hit the a/c jack - female input of laptop
problem then was laptop now ONLY works on a) battery alone without a/c charger or b) a/c alone without battery
otherwise with battery in and a/c plugged in the a/c charger shuts off
tried starting up on a/c and then plugging in battery BUT NO GOOD - a/c charger cut power - same with the opposite running on battery and then plugging in a/c adaptor - adapter shuts off
I just replaced the laptop power-in jack - this did not fix problem
Can't flash the BIOS which requires both a/c plugged in and battery

A:Dell Latitude Z a/c charger shuts off when battery is in

While it's possible the battery was damaged, it's far more likely the problem is a blown charge circuit on the system board.
Next logical step - replace the mainboard.

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I have a Dell Netbook that runs on Windows 7. When I insert the charger in, it doesn't charge. Well, it usually doesn't. Sometimes, after I push it in really hard and twist and jerk it around, it works, but I have to keep it absolutely still. As you can probably conclude, this is a giant pain. The laptop and charger are about two months old. The charger shows no obvious damage.

This is the second time this has happened. It happened with my Compaq laptop back in May '09. This doesn't happen to my sister's laptop. Or my dad's. Do I have a charger curse or something?

A:Laptop charger issue for Dell NetBook

The Achilles heel of all PC laptops -- the ever weak, ever breaking power connection in the laptop. I've never seen a case where this plug was damaged that it was not caused by abuse -- pulling sideways on that connector when it was plugged in.

And in every case, the user denies they did such a thing; but, there it is, the irrefutable evidence.

It has to be either a damaged cord on the charger or a broken socket in the laptop. And it is quite an expensive repair if the damage is in the laptop, which it almost always is as the laptop must be disassembled completely and the main board removed in order to repair it.

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I've had this issue for some time it fixed itself long enough for the warranty to expire. The light on the adapter went out so I purchased a new one that kept it charging for several more months. Now it will not charge. It works without the battery in. I also recently replaced the DC power Jack thinking that could be the issue. However I still have the same problem so it must be something else. I am hoping you can help!

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 won't recognize charger off and on

Three parts involved: 1) the power pack, 2) battery, and 3) the motherboard (power circuit).

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i find this very weird. with a standard USB-C cable, I can plug it onto my desktop's usb 3.0 port and the laptop seems to charge at a decent speed. where as it would not charge at all if I use a Dell Power Supply that can provide 45W (normally used a Dell 2in1). can anyone explain why this is...? Perhaps I under estimated the power of usb3.0 ports

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I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7352 2 in 1 laptop. I keep getting an error message saying that my 45W AC charger is not recognized and my laptop will not charge. Im using the packed in charger that came with my laptop. Ive taken out the battery, ive updated drivers. Ive updated the bios. I bought a new dell AC adapter (45W) which worked for a few days then stopped. The only thing that is working right now is using a 65W charger. However the 45W one does not work. I dont know if the 65W one will eventually stop working and would like a permanent fix. 

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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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hello...i bought dell inspiron 15 7560 on oct 16 2017...the issue is that whenevr i plug in the charger a dialog box pops up which say "The AC adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for the best system performance.".and the charging staus shows "plugged in ,not charging".this problem existed from the first day.although my laptop gets charged when i twist the charger pin multiple times ,this really annoys me that it take 5 minutes to properly connect n get it to charging status.i checked bios ,i updated it,also my battery is on adaptive mode and the battery health is excellent.but in bios the battery is mentioned to be unknown and it shows 65w adapter after i twist twirl the charging pin multiple times.i use the dell charger given with the box.is it any major issue? if not how can i solve this? i took it to dell store the very second day i boughts but when they connected the it charged but back home itz the same issue,plz help.this is really annoying and i least expected this from such an expensive laptop!

A:dell charging issue/charger not detected

Contact Dell for a warranty repair  of the system, or a system replacement if you're within the 30 day return period.

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I recently replaced both the battery & charger for my Dell Studio 1558 laptop. All was fine at first but on the 3rd day of use there was a popping sound from the charger & it no longer worked. The battery continued to work/discharge as normal. I then went to a local computer shop for a new charger & they loaned me one while they waited for the specific type to arrive.

The borrowed one would power the laptop but not charge the battery. It was a Dell unit & had all the same specs as my original charger except it was 65W whereas the original was 90W. I got the new one today (a Lavolta pa-eud 12) & the battery still won't charge, the battery meter shows "0% discharging". The input & output info on the Lavolta are the same as my original Dell but it doesn't specify wattage.

This isn't too big a deal as the laptop is used at home 99% of the time, my concern is could it possibly damage the computer & has it maybe damaged the battery?

Thanks in advance for any info/advice.

A:Solved: Dell battery/charger problem

They can't have the all the same output specs if the wattage is different. Wattage is the result of amperage multiplied by voltage. So the 90 watt adapter for this unit was 19.5 volts and the amperage was 4.62 amps, a 65 watt unit if still rated for 19.5 volts would only have 3.33 amps or so; so maybe not enough to charge the battery while power the laptop since it under-rated.

Also, Dell's are picky on the power adapters and check for an official Dell power adapter. If you are buying some cheap knock off units they may simply not work correctly.

Get a genuine Dell adapter and hope that none of the knock-offs damaged the laptop or battery, especially that one that failed on you.

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My laptop (Dell Inspiron 3520, Windows 8) is about a year and a half old now. Lately it has been having issues recognizing the charger when I plug it in. Sometimes it will show it's charging for a few seconds and then it stops. Often, when I restart or shut down and turn it back on, it will be fine and charge like normal. Other times, nothing is wrong and it charges exactly like it's supposed to. Right now, I've turned it off and on several times and it still won't charge. I don't know if it's the battery, the charger, or something wrong with my laptop.

edit: I left it on with the charger plugged in just in case, and now it seems to be charging intermittently; the light indicating it's charging will stay steady before it blinks and bit and goes back to being steady.

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 won't recognize charger off and on

With the Charger unplugged from the Wall, check to see if the plug is loose where it attaches to the laptop.

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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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I have dell studio 1555. It was working fine.  For last 6 months I did not use it. Now when I try to connect it with charger, its not charging.  As I have not used it since long, the battery is dead.
When I plug in charger, I see  blue light on the connecting end of charger (at the pin that connects to laptop). However as soon as i connect it to laptop, the blue light goes off, Also there is no sign in the laptop to indicate charging. The laptop is not powering up.
Based on tips given in youtube url 
I think the charger is up. However I dont understand why charger blue light goes off when I connect it to the laptop.
Any suggestion to fix this issue.
Many thanksAbhishek

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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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I am currently using Dell Vostro 14 3000 laptop. For past few days whenever i tried to on the laptop it shows this message
" Alert! The AC power adapter and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available
Strike f3 key if you do not want to see the power warning message again
to continue press f1
To change setup option press f2 key
to run onboard diagnostic press f5 key "
why this problem is occurring? what is the possible reason of this problem? Is there a battery problem or charger problem or motherboard problem?
Please help me to fix this problem.

A:Dell vostro 14 3000 battery/charger problem

Hi partha00011,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2tMmGul

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The battery works just fine I can mess around in BIOS on battery power I can even install windows while only running the battery, however once inside windows (Windows 7 ulimate x64) if I unplug the charger it powers off / crashes.. any ideas or answers would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Dell XPS M1730 Crashes / Powers Off when I unplug charger.

I dont know if this helps but I went into computer management event viewer and found these errors which coincide with the crashing. I took pictures.

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I have attained a dell Inspiron laptop that was recently dropped concurrently breaking the charger port and i need to replce it the metal bar being possibly the ground i believe was broken off and lost... i thought about soldering one on but it would break over time....and i need to know the specific name of this part...can anyone help me out by giving me a link to by it...i need the actual port that you solder to the board that you place your charger into in order to charge the laptop ...the AC adapter port.....????

Any help would be greatly appreciated...


~ Stephen ~

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron B120 charger port

I think its the DC Power Jack you are referring too. You need to get one thats compatible with your exact model. You may want try a site like this: http://www.impactcomputers.com/

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I have a Dell 17" 1720 Laptop

Every few seconds there is a delay when using the Touchpad, then it will work for a few seconds etc

USB mouse is fine

Here's the weird thing - problem goes away when running on battery

The charger that is rated at 6 AMPS works ok - no problems with Touchpad

The smaller one (although advertised as working with the 1720) is what causes the problem - it is rated at 19.5 V 4.62 A = 90 W

The larger one is same voltage - 6.2 A and 130 W

No other issues other than the intermittent touchpad....

Any ideas ?

A:Dell 1720 TouchPad delay linked to Charger

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I purchased my laptop from Dell in November of 2007. In September of this year, the AC Adapter/Charger stopped working. (I would plug it in and the green light would not come on - on the adapter/charger). I got a replacement from Dell (after them sending me the wrong replacement twice!) and now it's not working!
Does this sound like a laptop issue or an adapter/charger issue? Dell keeps trying to tell me it's a laptop issue and my warranty expired last week.

Any help or ideas out there?


A:Dell Inspiron 1720 AC Adapter/Charger Problem


Get the PSU tested with a volt meter, if its outputting a voltage then the Mobo is faulty, as Dell failed to send you a replacement within the guarantee period you could argue its their fault and that had they sent you the correct PSU inside the warranty period then you would have know it was a Mobo issue and as such it would still have been covered by warranty, however as they delayed sending the correct part out your warranty expired....

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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.


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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Hi, I am Sandeep I am using Dell Latitude E7440 but I am facing issue, When we plugin charger to laptop touchpad will not work how to solve the issue..

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My Dell XPS 13 has recently been unable to recognize my AC adapter. I've tried several outlets and chargers, but to no avail. Once I plug the charger into the laptop, the charging light on my Dell lights up for a second but turns off immediately after.
I am unable to get past the Dell SupportAssist and it seems to be an endless loop that won't allow me into my desktop. 
Would I be able to bypass the "AC Adapter Unknown" error by using Google's Pixel 2 charger? It would allow me to charge through Dell's USB-C port instead. Has anyone tried this method or has solved the issue in any other way?
Thanks for any help at all! 

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Hey, I've had this laptop for about a year or two now, and on about three separate occasions the laptop has reported that the charger is not recognised. On previous occasions I have had to call Dell and they send me a new charger which works fine for a few months until I get this problem again, and I have to repeat the process. 
I guess it is that time again, because the laptop has stopped recognising my charger, and refuses to charge. How can I fix this and stop it from happening? I am sick of having to call Dell multiple times just to get a new charger, only for it to stop working a few months later. How can I fix this issue permanently? I am severely disappointed. 

A:Dell Inspiron 5999 charger not recognised problem

Hi buggycobra, Thanks for posting. Apologies that your computer is not working as you expected. In researching this for you, it appears that if the charger plug is inserted and removed multiple times, the internal connection to the motherboard can become defective thus giving a "not recognized" error.  You may need to have the motherboard changed to keep this from happening.Please contact Tech Support in your country to troubleshoot.  Thanks.

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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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The charger port in my Inspiron has become broken over time, due to the charger that was sent with my laptop not working properly, (Where when the charger is plugged in, it comes up with a message saying that it's plugged in, but not charging. During that time as well, the plastic bits inside of the charger port has come out, leaving only the two tiny metal bits that the plastic covered. It still charged my laptop when i got the charger to work. Since a few weeks ago, when the charger completely broke, I left it alone and used a spare laptop. A new charger finally came for my laptop and it does not accept any charger whatsoever. Not even showing the LED that it is charging. My laptop still has warranty, but I don't know whether this would be covered. Can anyone help?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5567 charger port broken

It'll be deemed abuse/accidental damage - the warranty will not cover the repair.
If you can replace the part yourself, it's this one:
If you can't, a local computer repair shop can replace it - costing about an hour's labor charge.
You're better off with a reputable local shop that charges by time -- not one of the big chains (Staples, Best Buy, or even Dell) that charge a flat rate for the repair.  Flat-rate will almost certainly cost more.

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