Solved Battery plugged in not charging.

Yiknaa

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The last 2 days I have had this problem with a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, and have been using it with the power adapter/charger plugged in. Yet this morning I have started up the laptop with the power plugged in, and now it shows that the battery is plugged in & charging !!
Checking the battery yesterday it showed " battery life- moderate." As everything works fine with the power adapter plugged in, I assume that the adapter is fine.
If the problem arises again, can I use a power adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop which runs Windows 7 ? This Inspiron 1545 laptop runs Windows Vista.
Hopefully someone can advise re the use of the 630M adapter with the 1545. Will it be safe ? I do not want to cause damage to the Vista machine.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545

Yiknaa

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Thought there may have been some suggestions from members here. Anyhow, for reasons unknown to me,and suggested by a third party, - let the battery run down to 20% or thereabouts, and then plug in the charger.I followed that advice and it is now charging the battery once more. It has been suggested to me that some laptops will not recharge the battery if it is 80-90% full when you plug in the adapter/charger.
I looked at other similar posts in here, which included going into Device Manager, and uninstalling, then reinstalling something to do with the battery/adapter, but that seemed to deep for me.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545

Ex_Brit

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An answer here is predicated by someone else happening to have those models. It would probably be OK but I would be asking Dell UK Support. Support | Dell UK

Usually charging only occurs if the machine is idle but that varies from brand to brand. It would probably be OK to swap chargers, but I would ask Dell first.
 

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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
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    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
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Yiknaa

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Ex_Brit, Thanks for that suggestion. I will certainly contact Dell support, as, so it happens, everything yesterday was working fine, and now this morning, when plugging in and starting up, the battery is again "plugged in, not charging."
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545

Ex_Brit

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I'm sure it's OK, but one never knows with Dell....or Windows for that matter.......LOL

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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

Yiknaa

Member
It now seems to be the fault is being caused by the adapter/charger wire or the connection plug-in. I have twisted the plug-in to a different position to what it normally was, and everything is working fine now.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545
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