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Old 09-23-2010, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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That black power cord, whenever I power up the laptop, the little icon in the corner says "plugged in, not charging".... and when I power the laptop all the way down and power it back up, it'll beep and say the ac adapter isn't functioning properly or something like that. So I usually use a relative's power cord for my own. She too owns a Dell laptop, just a slightly bigger one. And her cord works fine for mine.

Do I need a new cord?
And why would it go out so fast, I only bought the laptop in Spring 2009.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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Dell laptops "talk" to their power supplies, if it's not reporting itself properly it won't charge. If another power supply works properly then there is your answer, you need a new one. Electronics can die at any time with little to no warning, their age is irrelevant.
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