Having problems with your Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook ?

Whenever i plug my charger in, a message is displayed saying the power type cannot be determined and the computer will not charge.

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I had the exact same problem (Vostro 1500), the short story is the computer is dead and I'm looking at replacing the motherboard. Here's the long story: Whenever I got the error message, I'd fiddle with the connection at the back of the computer, and "reset" the power adapter (see below for my reset procedure). That worked for a while until last week--the computer refused to recognize the power adapter, and my little trick wouldn't work. I have no means for charging the battery, so now the whole system is dead in the water. I've determined the problem is not the adapter itself, as it works fine in another similar unit I own. It's definitely the computer's power port or some internal component related to it. Lo and behold, a bit of searching on the internet has revealed that this is a common flaw with Dell Inspiron 1500 series, and Vostro is a close relative of the Inspiron. I'm going out on a limb and assuming it's the "Inspiron Affliction." Anyway, every solution I've found recommends replacing the motherboard, because the power port is integrated with said board. $225-$300 is the going price. I'd just use a dock, but Vostro doesn't accomodate a dock, so that option is out :-/
\015\012Dell Power Adapter Reset: If your power adapter has an indicator light, does it refuse to glow when plugged in? To "reset" it, unplug the adapter from the wall and computer, then unplug the cord where it connects to the transformer brick. Plug it back into the brick, then plug it into the wall but not the computer. If the indicator light doesn't glow, then something is wrong with the adapter. But if the light glows, then your adapter is good. The next step is to plug it into the computer, if the indicator light stays on, you should be OK for now (although it will probably fail permanently sometime soon). On the other hand, if the indicator light flashes briefly and goes out, the problem is in the computer -- back up your files while you still have battery power! Either way, if your computer is still in warranty, I recommend extending it another two or three years, if that's an option.
May be the charger not giving the proper power output. check the prower output of your charger
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