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Battery problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nwinsley23, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. nwinsley23

    nwinsley23 Thread Starter

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    Hi there i have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and im having a problem.
    My laptop is plugged in from the mains and up until yesterday the battery is now not charging, keeps coming up with the message "0% available plugged in not charging" now i know this sounds omnuous and sounds like i need a new battery but before i go out and buy one could you please help me to see if anything else is wrong with it first or any other ideas you may have

    Much appreciated

    Natalie
     
  2. raybro

    raybro

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    Hello nwinsley23, and welcome to TSG Forums... A couple of questions...

    How old is the battery?

    Do you often use the machine on battery power?

    You infer the machine runs OK plugged into the AC Adapter. Is that correct?

    About the only items I know of to check are to ensure the contacts where the battery connects electrically are OK. Not bent or broken. Cleaning with isopropyl alcohol can't hurt. Just a bit on a stiff bristle brush.

    Be sure to turn the computer off and disconnect the AC Adapter before doing any of those things.

    Raybro
     
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