Having problems with your Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook ?
Battery not charging!
\015 For a dell vostro 1500: my battery isn't charging! my laptop will still run on AC power and will use whatever power is left on the battery if it's not plugged in, but just refuses to charge. does that mean it's just a bad contact?\015
If the battery is 2 years old, then buy a replacement battery, see if it charges. Portable batteries are good for roughly 300 to 500 recharge/discharge cycles before they begin to fail roughly 18 months. Dell warrants the Battery for 1 year, so there is no warranty on the battery. If a replacement battery doesn't charge, then the motherboard will need to be replaced. If under warranty, Dell will fix it, if not, motherboards are $100-150 on Ebay.
If you twist the cable near the connector and the battery starts charging the you have a faulty cable/connector. The power adapter is OK but you need a new connector. You can purchase a new connector and cut off the old connector approx. 25mm ie. 1" from the connector and solder the new connector on the cable. Make sure you solder the connector so that it has the right polarity for the laptop. If you are not, sure get a computer techo to do it for you because if you connect the wires the wrong way you can damage the laptop.
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