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Old 06-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Laptop is plugged in but not charging

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R-5720 up until yesterday it's been charging and holding it for a decent amount of time but right now it's plugged in and will not charge but if I take the battery out and plug in the charger it's able to use the power it will not charge the battery though.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My Laptop is plugged in but not charging

Looks like you need a new battery.

A quick google search shows your specs:
Dell Inspiron Laptops Inspiron 17R (5720) Replacement Parts - Hard Drive, Memory, Battery & Motherboard | Dell

You could probably find a battery around for much cheaper on newegg though.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: My Laptop is plugged in but not charging

Batteries DO, in fact, die. And most of the time without warning unfortunately.

Dell has it for $116: Dell 48 WHr 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery for Dell Inspiron 15R (5520)/ 15R (7520)/ 17R (5720)/ 17R (7720) / Vostro 3460/ 3560 Laptops : Computer Accessories | Dell

You should be able to find some from random battery websites, take note though, most of them are based in China, meaning that the battery comes straight from China to you.
One example, the website, "" is based in China, ironically.

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