Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook ?

Not charging when it says charging

\015 When plugged in it says plugged in, charging, but the percentage doesn't raise.. what's wrong?\015

Answers :

I was going to suggest a recalibrate might do this

with some machines run the battery to flat then fully charge at full charge shutdown and reboot windows.

With some machines the same thing is done as follows:
Enter the bios and disable the automatic shutdown for low battery. Disable the automatic shutdown for low battery in Windows. Run the laptop until it just dies from the battery going dead.
Charge the battery. Re-enable the automatic shutdowns.


And I believe some even have options in the Bios to recalibrate.

If this doesnt work then could be a voltage issue in the charger (is it universal with voltage settings?)
if it is this and no settings that could have been moved to wrong voltage etc, then maybe need testing and replacing.

Hope this helps

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