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Dell Inspiron 1545 power adapter not charging machine

\015 I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that is 6 weeks old. In the last few days the battery has stopped charging and on start-up now get the following message: \015\012'The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performace to match power available. Please connect a Dell 65W adapter or greater for best results.'It is connected to the adapter the machine was shipped with which worked fine up until a few days ago.Any ideas?\015

Answers :

Just call Dell, don't take it back to Best Buy or anything (that's where I got my Inspiron 1565). They will put you through a couple troubleshooting items and decide whether it's the AC adapter went bad or if they have to replace your motherboard. It's all free since they have a 1yr hardware warranty.
If it is under warranty please take it to the service center if you try doing anything by yourself that may damage the warranty and it may pinch your pocket,
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