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laptop battery? Answered

I have a dell laptop which does not seem to charge when I try to charge it with the power lead. At the bottom of my screen it says 'plugged in, not charging'. What can I do to make it to charge? The power supply always overheats and gets in my way.

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Your battery may be dead. First thing I'd try would be plugging in a known-good battery and see if that solved the problem.

Is it a dell inspiron? I have the same promblem... but Its not the battery becuase the computer says the battery is fine. Also the little power light flashes red twice then white once. Do you have the same probmlem?

The problem is resolved now. All it took was a good-old fashioned beating :) the power cord wire was exposed, so i fixed it. My problem was that my laptop said that the power was plugged in, but the battery was not charging.