Dell Inspiron 1545 Not Charging??

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Hello,

I have noticed many of you have been searching for a Dell related charging issue. Many believe it has to do with the Motherboard, Or The Battery. I have been through 1 Dell Laptop and I have replaced the Charging Cord twice now, and when the 2nd charger quit on me, I investigated further. I found that the Plug end(Wall receptical end of the cord) has a 2 pin connector which plugs into the actual charging block before it is plugged into the laptops charging port. these two pins slide into a dual Female socket inside of a soft rubber housing. I first noticed the female components had become loose with abuse (imagine that) and it was no longer making contact. after finding an old stereo cable, with the same size connector, i shaved it down with my dremel tool to fit the charging block. it fits so securely now my battery constantly charges. I will try to provide photos as this is my first entry. I had kept my first reject charger and found the same problem, the female barrels that accept the 2 male prongs have indeed "widened" and would no longer stay connected while the two plugs were secured. some easy fiddling and these prongs can be re tightened to avoid paying anymore. I've had my dell inspiron since jan.2010 and shes a champ!

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Hi TechGenius,

The two parts of the AC Adapter Unit that you are referring to, are the `Power Cord' (the cable with 2/3 prongs connecting to the wall outlet) and the `AC Adapter Brick'. Troubleshooting steps that you have tried might be a temporary work around. However, it is not recommended to tamper the components as it might be unsafe to do so. If the AC adapter stops working and you determine that the problem is with the Power Cord only, you replace this as a separate part rather than replacing the entire AC Adapter unit.

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precisely. this is just a faster way of finding this problem. others may find worse. tamper i did not. i only found a different cord, and modified 1/16 inch of the rubber to fit the brick. nothing to compromise. Much of this can be exagerated enough to make any sheep pay someone else to fix the problem. this is just 1 solution
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Hi TechGenius,

It will be really appreciated if you could please upload the pictures for the workaround you have tried so that it helps other user. You can post the images here:

https://postimages.org/

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