Having problems with your Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook ?

Dell Laptop Charger, wont charge bat. but keeps computer running.

\015 My Dell Vostro 1400 charger is plugged in, The battery will not charge but the computer will still run... what could cause this? My computer came up with a black screen that said it does not recognize the charger or something. Its the same charger ive used for the year ive owned the computer.\015\012\015\012My charger worked in the beginning when I just bought it also. After a few weeks later it now says the charger is not the right one for my computer. This is a brand new charger though so I would hate to have to buy a whole new one. I did not drop it or anything. I don't know what I did what I did wrong :(\015\012\015\012\015\012charger is pluger in but not charging battery, laptop will run with battery out and being plugged in, not sure what to do.\015

Answers :

Hi there.
In some cases batteries tend to not charge up because one of the cells are damaged or drained to the point that they will not charge at all.
In other cases it can be the power board on the laptop motherboard itself which can have gone faulty, the only way to tell is to obtain another battery (preferably new) and see if it will charge the new one, if it does then you know that the battery is faulty, if it doesn't then you will have to take the laptop into a shop to be looked at.
This is the only way you are going to be able to work out which one of the two is the cause.

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