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Dell Studio 1749 battery not charging/adapter error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NuggetandSkull, Feb 27, 2014.

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  1. NuggetandSkull

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    The other day my battery decided to go 50/50 on me. Half of the time it works, albeit charges insanely slowly, or it acts as if it's at a 0% charge and puts my laptop into sleep mode. To top this off, my wall charger doesn't seem to register with the laptop as plugged in anymore. It has a small light ring to show when it is plugged up or not, and it seems that the laptop won't charge even when it shows it is clearly connected to the adapter. Now, another symptom it goes through is the light on the adapter turning on when plugged into the laptop but then off when removed. It's somewhat old at this point but it has never done this before. Any ideas on what to do? I'm running Windows 7. (I apologize for the lack of formatting. Having to type this up on my phone while riding around isn't helping me any.)
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    Its either a power supply problem of some sort or the a/c adapter and battery might have to both be replaced and see if that helps any.i know on my dell computers when the batteries have problems they start blinking orange and blue constantly.which usually means they have had it.
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    Dells are notorious for having problems with the charging circuit. So much so that they even used a separate daughter board on some machines.
    I'm not saying that you have this problem, but it is worth you knowing that it is not unusual.
     
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