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I have a Dell laptop Inspiron 1545. I can't get the adapter

by operdoc55 / March 28, 2013 12:23 AM PDT

I bought a new adapter. Can't get it to work. I'm getting message--plugged in, not charging. It worked for a couple of weeks. Now does not. I bought a new battery, thinking the battery was dead. So battery is new, adapter is new.

Anybody have a fix?

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These can use a charger ident system.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 1:39 AM PDT

Be sure it's a Dell adapter and then see if Dell issued a new bios for that laptop.

After that we've had to replace the motherboard. Sorry folk but board repair is something over a decade ago. Very rare to day.

Some point to reloading drivers/OS but if it does not charge when Windows is shut down, it's a hardware/bios wrong adapter dead battery motherboard issue.

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I updated the bios. No help
by operdoc55 / April 1, 2013 11:14 PM PDT

Dell adapter so that shouldn't be the problem. Updated the bios, no help. Computer is too old for motherboard replacement to be cost effective.

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Then last hurrah.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 12:43 AM PDT

Since it's sink or swim, find a tech that will reflow and touch up the solder work around the power jack on the main board. It only brought back a few but worth a try.

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