Adapter won't charge my laptop

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  1. volleygirl202

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    Hi! I've had my Dell XPS for less than 2 years, and my adapter doesn't seem to be working properly. When I plug it in, my computer goes to AC Power, but it will no longer charge my battery! I also can't boot up while it's plugged in, because it says the AC power isn't high enough, even though its the same adapter I've been using since I got the laptop. Does anyone have any suggestions? Nothing has happened to my adapter, and this used to happen only occasionally, but now it's like this all of the time. It's not a huge problem, but my battery is getting low, and I'm afraid I won't be able to boot it up anymore once the battery has died.
    Thanks!!

    Caitlin :(
     
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    Will your machine run plugged in with the battery pulled out?
     
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    can you do a bios upgrade?

    i can help you out more if you can tell us what exact xps model you have.
     
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    thanks for your speedy replies!
    Yes, I can run my computer plugged in with the battery out, and my laptop is a XPS/Inspiron Gen2. I hope thats enough information.. if not, let me know!

    Caitlin
     
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    thanks! I downloaded what you said, and it charges now.

    Thanks so much!!

    Caitlin
     
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    glad to help :)
     
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    Why did I have to do that? If you don't mind explaining.
     
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    i wish i could but i don't know why...i just know when that happens sometimes upgrading your pc's bios fixes it. i wasn't sure it would fix it in your case, but im glad it did.
     
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    generally speaking, I'm not sure flashing the bios is a good idea when you have power issues... would hate for the power to die during the install.
     

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