Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook ?

Dell 1525 won't run on ac but will on generic battery

\015 Recieved"Critical Battery Error" on Dell 1525 Inspiron, 1 yr old, warranty expired 10 days ago "Murphys Law". Laptop shut down dead. Tried everything to get up and running but no go. Bought generic adapter & charger & battery. Tried generic adapter with orig battery, no life, then with generic battery and life appeared as if nothing ever happened. But then noticed that generic a/c adapter was not charging generic battery. I tried both, orig & generic adapter and they both will not charge the generic battery or orig battery. Orig battery must be dead, will recycle. Any ideas as to why 1525 will not run on either the orig dell or generic a/c adapters but only on the generic new battery by itself? Battery is draining fast so I pulled it out of laptop to stop using until I come up with answer to charge it. Thanks, any help appreciated.\015

Answers :

Dell systems will not charge the battery without a Dell Branded AC adapter connected to the system (The BIOS looks for the adapter ID and disables the battery charger if not ID'd)\012
\012It appears, that since the system will not power on with either AC adapter, that there is a problem with the power connection of the system. You can replace the power board\012
\012http://cgi.ebay.com/DeLL-Inspiron-1525-1526-Power-Jack-Board-48-4W006-011_W0QQitemZ380212346664QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotherboards?hash=item58866bff28#ht_953wt_1165\012
\012if that fails to resolve next is the motherboard\012
\012http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=dell+inspiron+1525+motherboard&_sacat=0&_dmpt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&_odkw=dell+inspiron+1525+charger+board&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1311
Make sure your generic adapter has the EXACT VOLTAGE AND CURRENT as the original adapter. If the specs don't match - it won't work. It might even damage your battery and/or the laptop!
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