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Beachbum2009
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This fix worked like a charm!!! I was not as thorough as you, simply detached AC cord from laptop, cleaned its pin end, the laptop port and the battery connectors. When I put battery back in and powered on it started charging immediately and was fully charged in about an hour. The cloth I used was lint free, the type used in cleaning eyeglasses. I intend to do the BIOS update but could not try that first for battery level was too low(4%). I have read multiple solutions and tried everything even called a Dell tech. I bought a new battery at first thinking this was the problem. I was told I had to buy a new AC adapter but I could not accept that solution due to the fact the indicator light on the adapter was receiving power. This seems to be a common issue and if this fix worked so well the Dell techs should be suggesting this to customers that call in. Actually, there seems to be many disgruntled customers with this issue. Dell really should offer a recall as do car companies when there exists a common flaw. Good luck to the rest of you.
ullaskmr3
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Hi Saharsh,

Thank you so much for this post. 

This resolved the issue on my Dell laptop and is recognizing the adapter now. 

Appreciate the help again! 

Regards,

Ullas Kumar

andydgg
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mine's a inspiron 15 bought last February so 18 months old, had it on all fine last night and it decided to stop charging, nothing happend ie movement to break somethiing, I left it overnight and tried a different charger still nothing. I took the battery out and it powered up with the power plugged in, put the battery back in and it's working, well for now, Dell laptops fall apart just after warranty runs out, my screen has a white line running from top to bottom, the case has just cracked and now the charging issue!  This is the second dell I've had that fell apart at about 18 month, can't be a coincidence. 

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Bkul
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I have had a "plugged in, not charging" message since the day we took the laptop out of the box.  I got it working temporarily using the method at the bottom, but then it happened again and it didn't work the second time.  I Googled and tried every solution known to man except for anything that involved removing the batery.  My problem with a brand new Dell Inspiron 11 is that taking out the battery involves removing the entire back cover to the laptop.  This exposes everything, which I am uncomfortable doing given it's brand new and under warranty.  So I looked for all solutions that didn't involve removing battery.  Here's what finally worked:

Unplug the charger from the wall and the laptop.  Leave it unplugged until the green LED light on it goes out completely.  Then do the thing where you disable then enable the "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" (instructions below), then plug the charger back into the wall and into the laptop - and I was so happy to see "plugged in, charging"!!  

To disable the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery go to Control Panel, Device Manager, Scroll down through the devices looking in the right column for "batteries".  Find the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and click on it and click Properties, Driver, Disable, then wait 30 seconds and Enable it again.  It's slightly different depending on what version of Windows you have, but you'll get there.

rashid.maudaha
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Dear sir,

very useful information provide by you my problem is fixed ......thank you sir..Rashid

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giwplay1
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I have unplugged, removed battery, unistalled the ACI devices, plugged back in, etc.  I have updated the BIOS.  Yet every time I start the laptop with the new battery, I get (at the BIOS) that the battery is not recognized, and therefore will not be charged.  I put the bad battery in, no problem.  But the battery only has 5 minutes of life.   I have verified that the new battery is identical to the old one.  It is OEM. With the new battery, I get 4 ambers, 1 white, 4 ambers, 1 white, etc.  What gives?

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giwplay1
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RE: Battery plugged in, not charging...(found the fix that worked for my Dell Inspiron

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PS ... It is a Dell Inspiron N7010.

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mitchellhaas
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RE: Battery plugged in, not charging...(found the fix that worked for my Dell Inspiron

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Do you happen to leave your power block plugged in all the time?

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Ashokin29
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i have battery charging problem my laptop's battery suddenly stops charging when it reaches to 34 % 
"there is written that plugged in charging "
but after 34% no more charging plz need help

RE: Battery plugged in, not charging...(found the fix that worked for my Dell Inspiron

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Due to the age of this thread I will be locking it.  Ashokin29 if you still require help please make a new post of the problem.  Please include the build of the notebook, the BIOS version, if you are getting any errors regarding the AC adapter or battery, and if you have replaced either. 

 

Thank You.

 

TB

Specialize in Laptops, Mobile Devices
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