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Re: Inspiron 1545 AC Adapter Not recognized

Apparently katiemcd3, this is not just isolated issue pertaining to this model line of Dell laptops.  If you Google this particular topic, you'll discover that multitudes of people are having the identical problem.  For those suffering from this infliction, the only solution it seems is to replace the faulty integrated piece known as the: DELL INSPIRON 1545 DC POWER JACK CHARGER BOARD.  I've already performed the replacement on several of these Inspirons with a 100% success rate.  Check Amazon for pricing (reasonable).  If your expertise level is insufficient, get an experienced rechnician to perform the task.  In a nutshell, Dell should be ashamed of offering such an inferior, cheaply designed  part in their computers.  Not good at all.