Charger Not Supported in Dell Inspiron – How to fix it?

When you connect your Inspiron laptop to the charger, and find that the charger is not supported by the laptop. The possible reason behind this issue may lie either on the charger or in the battery. The battery seems to be damaged due to a malfunction caused by excessive heat or due to the overkill use of laptop. Dell has recalled certain adapter and charger models due to a higher risk of an electrical shock or fire from overheating or overcharging. Among them Dell Inspiron and Dell Precision are of concern.

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Before fixing the issue make sure that your Dell laptop adapter is not affected. To verify that follow the steps described below.

  • Turn off your Dell Inspiron laptop.
  • Remove the AC charger from the computer and then remove it from the electrical outlet.
  • Turn the laptop upside down, and write the AC charger part number found on the upper-left side. The part number will begin with the letters “P/N.”
  • Compare the part number on the back of the adapter with the following numbers: “09364U, “04983D” and “07832D.” If it is any one of those numbers, then continue. If it is not, your adapter is not recalled; therefore, go to the next section.
  • Locate the manufacturer name on the adapter’s left, lower to midsection and then write it down. If the adapter was made by “Delta Electronics,” continue. If it was not, your part is not recalled; therefore, go to the next section.
  • Locate the manufacturer number on the lower-left section of the adapter and write it down. If the manufacturer name begins with the letters “DS,” continue. If “DS” is not in the manufacturer name, your part is not recalled; therefore, go to the next section.
  • Contact Dell Support for instructions on how to return the affected adapter.
To Verify if Battery/Charger is Affected or not follow the steps below.
  • ┬áTurn off the computer and remove the AC adapter from the computer.
  • Turn the computer upside down. To remove the battery, slide the two latch release locks and hold both the locks and gently pull out the battery.
  • Write down the “Service Tag” number of your Dell Inspiron laptop, which is located on the back of the computer in the left middle section.
  • Locate the battery module number found on its back, upper section. It will begin with the letters
    “P/N.” A series of three or four numbers and a letter will follow.
  • Compare the “P/N” number with the following numbers: “083KV” or “2127U.” If it matches either set of numbers, continue; otherwise, contact the Dell support.
  • Locate the Manufacturer Code Letter on the side of the battery and look for an “A,” “S,” “P” or “M” as the last letter to the right of a mix of letters and numbers. If it is a “P,” contact Dell Support for instructions on how to return the defective part. If it is not a “P” and your battery still malfunctions, contact Dell Support for further assistance.

Upon following the Dell support instruction the battery still doesn’t support, then you need to replace the battery or follow this link.

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