The latop is a DELL INSPIRON 6400
Also forgot to mention that when I take the battery out, the laptop wont power on with just the charger plugged in
A few weeks ago, I got a message on the battery icon saying 'plugged in, not charging' and after searching for a few solutions to resolve this issue, I attempted the Device Manager 'uninstall' battery and then search for the battery. But after I tried that, the message went away and now, whenever my adaptor is plugged in, it doesnt show up on the status or on the laptop and the battery status stays the same (60%), but when I take the charger out, the battery percentage starts decreasing. Also, on the battery status a few weeks ago, it showed up as '1178 hr 56 min (40%) remaining' and after 2 weeks it now shows '401 hr 38 min (10%) remaining'.
So the battery isnt charging up and the charging status is not showing up on the laptop.