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A message keeps coming up on my Dell laptop saying the AC power adaptor cannot be determined, this will prevent optimal system performance...what does it mean and what can I do?? Nipper


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Dell portable systems use a sensor wire (Thin wire in center of power connector of AC adapter) to allow the system to identify the wattage of the adapter connected to the system. If the wire is bent or broken, then that message will appear and the battery charger is disabled.\015\012
\015\012If the issue still occurs with a replacement or known good Dell AC adapter, replace the motherboard.
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