Battery not charging in my Inspiron 5748 - Intel firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz / 8GB RAM / 1TB disk / two years old. I've replaced charger and battery but problem persists. I've seen posts about other laptops and wonder if this could be a problem with the connector/socket (between adapter and laptop), and if I could replace that? Also, the problem seems to have started when we upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10; could that be an issue?
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Please update the BIOS and chipset driver to the latest available from our Dell support site.
Check in the BIOS if the adapter and charger are recognized.
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Thank you, DELL-Akshatha M, will take a look. Shouldn't I be nervy about messing with BIOS?
Currently, the BIOS does not recognise adapter/charger...and error msg urges me to get a proper Dell one, which it is!
This is a hardware problem that will not be solved by a BIOS update.
If the system is under warranty, contact Dell for repair/replacement of the system/power adapter.
If it's out of warranty,
1. Try a new OEM Dell adapter. It may solve the problem.
2. If not, replace the DC jack:
3. If that doesn't solve the issue, it's the mainboard that is faulty and will need to be replaced.
Hi DELL-Akshatha M...I tried to update BIOS and received this warning: "The Battery must be charged above 10 percent before the system BIOS can be flashed."
The problem is that the battery is not charging...and is stuck at 0 percent.
Thank you, ejn63...and I read your response to similar issue on another model, from few years ago, v helpful.
There seems to be a problem finding the DC jack in UK.
Laptop working/re-charging again after I fitted replacement DC port (part and YouTube tutorial from Parts People in Austin, Tx...excellent).
Many thanks, ejn63, for advice...and that link.