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PLUGGED IN NOT CHARGING PROBLEM IN DELL

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March 6, 2012 11:26:21 AM

Hello,I have my laptop DELL XPS L502X. When I plugg a battery it gives a message plugged in, not charging.

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a b D Laptop
March 6, 2012 12:54:43 PM

probably battery is dead. That's what happen when using AC adapter all the time without removing the battery. Battery is constantly charging. It is supposed to have charge/discharge cycle.

Did the same mistake that cost me $250 US to replace the battery.
March 6, 2012 1:08:25 PM

electrontau said:
probably battery is dead. That's what happen when using AC adapter all the time without removing the battery. Battery is constantly charging. It is supposed to have charge/discharge cycle.

Did the same mistake that cost me $250 US to replace the battery.

I agree with the top part and the battery but, what battery cost you $250US.?
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a b D Laptop
March 6, 2012 1:12:58 PM

electrontau said:
probably battery is dead. That's what happen when using AC adapter all the time without removing the battery. Battery is constantly charging. It is supposed to have charge/discharge cycle.

Did the same mistake that cost me $250 US to replace the battery.


How long ago? that sounds like very old advice.

My laptop (HP6930) is 2.5 years old... its constantly being drained a bit (when I in meeting) and then topped up (wehn I back at desk) and battery is still in very good condition (last a good coupl eof hours).

My daughters laptop suffered same as OP. It was fine ne day.. and now it same as OP. I suspect a power spike or something blew something. Even though it was "repaired" at shop (they said battery) and battery replaced... still not fixed. Not worth taking it back to shop... she just runs it on AC.

Cheers
July 2, 2013 11:08:37 AM

Hi,

I also have a DELL XPS L502X and it has also started giving warnings at boot regarding the charger, it also has the message in Win7 - "plugged in, not charging".

However, I have a dual boot on this laptop Win7 Home (64bit) and Ubuntu 12.04LTS Desktop (64bit).

To my surprise when I boot into Ubuntu it still charges the battery, I have just got it back up to 100%.

Under Ubuntu "Power Statistics" it states "Percentage : 100%" but says "Capacity : 51%", I assume this is indicating that the battery is loosing capacity over time.

I am guilty, well at least my apprentice is guilty of leaving the machine plugged in permanently.

At least for now Ubuntu is sorting out the battery issues.

I am testing now by draining the battery down to see if it will charge up again fully.

Good old Linux!
August 18, 2014 1:42:42 PM

FOUND A SOLUTION

It seems there are several different solutons out there but this one did it for me. I have been working on computers for a living for about 15 years and was completely amazed that this actually worked for me.

1. Turn on the laptop

2. Unplug the power cord from the laptop and blow several times into the end of the recepacle that plugs into the laptop

3. Blow several times into the laptop where the power plugs into

After I did that it started working. I found this solution on another post and I am still in shock it worked.
September 9, 2014 9:29:14 AM

Wow, I never imagined this would ever work and most of the people here would also think the same and never try it.
It worked for me!! I just made a step more rather than just blowing since there was no visible dust, I used a household cleaner spray to clean the contacts and immediately it started to charge!

Thank you so much. This was so frustrating for me. i hope this is a permanent fix for me!

Now I'm getting to understand why my laptop used to randomly shut off even when it was on AC with no battery.
The moment it tried drawing more power from the charger, it couldn't have due to bad contacts and would snap off.
For not charging battery, it must need more power than just running the PC, so obviously it was not able to do that and it was not snapping it off because it has the backup battery power. Now its all logical

Really good find!!
Aj Khan said:
FOUND A SOLUTION

It seems there are several different solutons out there but this one did it for me. I have been working on computers for a living for about 15 years and was completely amazed that this actually worked for me.

1. Turn on the laptop

2. Unplug the power cord from the laptop and blow several times into the end of the recepacle that plugs into the laptop

3. Blow several times into the laptop where the power plugs into

After I did that it started working. I found this solution on another post and I am still in shock it worked.


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