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Why is my laptop not charging?

I have the power cord plugged in and my computer will turn on but when I take it out, the computer shuts off.

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Guest [Entry]

"A laptop can lose its ability to hold a charge due to battery deterioration. To fix this, try turning off the computer and remove its battery and AC adapter, and re-install them after 10 seconds. Hold down the power button of your laptop for 30 seconds to see if it reboots and holds a charge without the AC adapter plugged in. Sometimes, it may be a battery issue, such as dust accumulation or battery deterioration, so try to remove the battery, remove the dust with a microcloth and re-install the battery, or completely replace it. In addition, check to see if your AC adapter is the correct one for your laptop- it may be made by a different company or contains different wattage that your laptop requires. If the battery and AC adapter does not seem to cause the problem, you may have to re-install the driver. For Dell users, this option can be found in the device manager tab > battery settings > Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery > Right-click Uninstall driver > Accept changes and install the driver again

Hope that helps!"
Guest [Entry]

"Check this link to troubleshoot

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/e..."
Guest [Entry]

I have to same problem. I have purchased a new battery and ac adapter--to no avail. BIOS cannot be upgraded because battery either shows it is not charging or is not recognized.
Guest [Entry]

I had same problem for years with Inspiron 1501 and 2 years ago bought a new battery. This did not fix the problem and I left the new battery in and put the old battery in the attic. Today I found the old battery, re-inserted it and the problem is solved.
Guest [Entry]

"check the charger

change the battery"