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Solved: dell xps studio 1640

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gypc, Mar 15, 2014.

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  1. gypc

    gypc Thread Starter

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    plugged in but not charging, laptop works when plugged in but battery not charging. laptop works with or without battery blue ring on charger cord is on and i tried another adapter both are OEM dell chargers. does a 1640 have a charging board(daughter board)?
     
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    I dont know about the board but it might be that the battery isnt working anymore and needs replaced if the computer is working fine otherwise.
     
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    That Dell model laptop came with Windows Vista and is a few years old, so it's my guess the battery life has run out and the battery needs to be replaced.

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  4. gypc

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    on start up it states unknown adapter please plug in dell adapter It is a new(3 months) adapter and when the battery does charge the 5 lites on battery lite up and u get about 21/2 hours before puter turns off and only 1 lite on battery. sometime it says charging and sometime it says not charging on either of the 2 OEM 90 watts chargers. I,ve ordered a new OEM dell 130 watt charger, if that doesnt work, I,ll buy new battery. I go frm there . Ill update after new battery, thanks
     
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