Did anyone find a solution to this issue. Having the exact same problem. Updated BIOS, replaced battery, still the problem continues...
I called the dell support helpline. they told me that i will have to change my mother board which is proving out to be a costly affair.. Can the motherboard really be a problem. The message displayed to me was that to reset the ac adapter and allow the battery to come to nominal operating temperature. Can this issue be caused because i Didn't use my laptop for 8 consecutive days??
I just fixed mine with the SAME issue. Unplug the laptop and take out your battery. Power down. By the way....I have already bought a new power cord and battery and to no avail, it did not work. I went into bios and checked my ac adapter...they were already enabled. I even checked my pin on my old and new power cords to make sure they were lined up perfectly centered. My problem was such a simple fix. My computer was given back to me as a family member got a newer model (from me and Dell) and so I got their older model. Their was dust in the charging HOLE and battery compartment. After all I had done, it only took a can of air to blow out the charging hole and battery compartment and WALA...it worked like a charm.Give it a try.