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#1 merecon5


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:45 AM

Hey there - hoping someone can help me sort this out!
I have had the same power supply as long as I have had my Dell Inspiron E1505 and all of a sudden the computer thinks it is a foreign power supply. It still works when the computer is plugged in but it won't charge the battery at all. Is there any way to tell the computer that this is the usual power supply?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:20 PM

What makes you think that the system thinks its a foreign power supply?
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:05 PM

If the system is saying that it does not recognize the power supply and won't charge the battery when you are using it, it is most likely because the power brick is not supplying enough power. So it is probably on it's way out. If you leave it plugged in and powered off it *should* charge the battery. It is just not providing enough juice to do both, power the laptop and charge the battery.

So you should start looking for a replacement.

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