Windows XP, I am using a Rayovac COM20077 19.5V 90W charger with a Royovac COM10403 14.4v 5200mAh Li-Ion battery. This has worked for at least a year and recently, the battery stopped charging. The laptop will work as long a I plug in the power chord. It will work with only the battery except the battery will discharge to "dead" because the it will not charge. Interestingly, the when I plug in the charger, the green battery light comes on for about 3 seconds then goes out. Likewise, the battery "power meter" shows battery charging for about 3 seconds and goes out as well. I have tried two "new" batteties and a dell charger; nothing will make the battery charge. Any ideas? Thanks, Harvey
It says: AC Adapter Type, None.
Bios Version A04
Thanks for the reply. Someone spoke of using Fn-F2 and Fn-F3 to turn on/off the battery charger. At any rate, I tried this and nothing happens.
please i really need help i have the same issue... Dell Vostro 1720. it shows plugged in, not charging, i have look into various forum but non of them really help .. AC Adapter Type = None. i have Bios Version A08... please help
please i really need help... I have a Dell Vostro 1720 showing plugged in, not Charging, i have look into various forum online but non of them really help... and the AC Adapter Type = None. with Bios Version A08.. please i really need help,
That's the next suspect. Replace the DC jack -- if that doesn't solve the issue, it's a bad charge circuit - meaning a mainboard replacement (which given the 8-year age of the system, likely isn't going to be a cost-effective repair to do).