Dell Inspiron 1300 refuses to charge

By stephenrb
Apr 29, 2008
  1. i have a dell inspiron 1300, the battery is in good working condition, the charger is also good. Apparently the mother is not taking charge, what shud i do? :(
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +8

    The battery is not in good working condition. Replace it. If less than a year old, get it replaced under warranty.
    there is a chip in the battery that counts the number of charges. When it reaches a secret maximum it will disallow any more charges. It is a safety feature. It keeps Michael Dell's money safe.
  3. stephenrb

    stephenrb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried the battery on another laptop work fine, i think i find the problem, where the cord plugs on the laptop is slack, can i try another charger?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,079   +14

    Chip on a Dell battery? Are you joking? If there is - this is a real scam.

    I would change the battery. Next step - change the charger, third step take the laptop to a shop and get the internal voltage circuits checked.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +8

    Could be the power adapter. They have a bad habit of going bad secretly.
  6. stephenrb

    stephenrb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have a multimeter so i my just try to test to see if the circuits working fine...haha one of my friends surge protecter gave out, resulted in sparks goin off within his system what should i tell him :D
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