Re: Inspiron 1545 AC Adapter Not recognized
Recalls cover safety problems, which this is not. Try a new Dell adapter first - if that doesn't fix it, the system needs an internal repair. You may want to consider extending your warranty.
You may also just as well expand your "I'll never" to include all notebook computers, portable electronics, cell phones, etc. that use external power supplies - because they CAN and DO fail - on everything.