Possible BIOS issues?

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Coco767

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Idk if this is BIOS or not, forgive me if it isnt.

Anyways, this happened.

I turned on my laptop, and it gave me an error booting saying I wasn't using a Dell 65W power cord and that it would run slower and not charge. Huh. Weird. But, the problem is, I am using a Dell 65W power cord. So I turned it off.

Later, when I tried booting it again with the cord plugged in, it didn't give me the error and booted on battery as if the cord wasn't plugged in, and so I couldn't take a screenshot.
 

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Coco.

Two issues.
First, the screen shot is too poor to read all of it.
Secondly, your thread would be better placed in the Hardware forum.
 

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This issue can be 1 of two things:

1) the ac adapter may be starting to become defective or
2) the power port on the motherboard may becoming defective.

I assume this laptop is not under warranty?
 

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The laptop is not under warranty, as it is 10 years old.

I do have spare cord I can try as I just found it.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to reply for the next few days as I will be on a camping trip.
 
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What is the model name? Also does the computer look like it's charging the battery?
 

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Actually, the other charging cord I had worked fine. It charged the battery and the computer didn't give me errors.

I had a charging cord start to go bad, its confirmed.

Also, if you still want to know the model name, its a Dell Latitude D520.
 

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The whole ac adapter or just the plug that goes from ac adapter to power outlet?

Glad you were able to this resolved!
 
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