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Dell Inspiron 1520 Battery Won't Charge

My battery for my Dell Inspiron 1520 will not charge. My AC Adapter is fine and powering the laptop, but the battery, that IS connected (I have taken it out and put it back in) has remained at 0% for the last few days. I recently posted this complaint in another thread, but after reading so many similar complaints, I realized I should make my own. I now understand the warranty for a battery is 1 year, but I have a few very frustrating issues with this:
First, I purchased the 3 year extended warranty assuming all parts would be included- this is, to me, common sense regardless of whether the battery is considered a consumable product or not.
Second, I have had this laptop for only 13 and half months! This feels terrible- a product which I have had a 1 year warranty for (which I assumed was 3 years) has died a month and a half after it would have been freely replaced. I am a poor college student, and this laptop was expensive enough when I bought it!
And last, I have rarely used this battery! I have taken it on only 4-5 car trips, and I can not even recall the last time (minus right now) the battery went to 0%, as I ALWAYS have it plugged in; in fact, I would surmise that if I were to use my battery as much as the average user (certainly more than me) then this battery probably would have died long ago when it was actually under its separate and special warranty! Should I be penalized for rarely using what appears to be a bad product? After all, minus the aforementioned car rides, the only time I've really used the battery is when the charger has accidentally been unplugged! As I responded in the other thread, if a product is going to be considered consumable, perhaps it should do its job more than a handful of times before malfunctioning!
I do hope this is a different problem altogether and not my battery, and if so, I apologize, but, after reading many similar situations, the only problem here seems to be with the battery, and this is very frustrating!
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    I have the solution for Dell’s not charging issue. Actually the AC adapter output is three conductors cable. The outer most is the –ve side, the inner, next to the outer and directly inside is +ve and the inner most conductor is the feedback pin. When both the forementioned wires are intact, your laptop operates with AC power. When the inner (feedback) wire is broken it does not charges the battery , though it is providing the laptop power to operate. The feedback wire is connected internally in the AC adapter to IC Dallas 2501 which is a robust IC. During daily use, one of the conductors (normally the feedback wire is more prone) breaks internally and you are not able to charge your battery. This phenomena creates an other issue. The battery remains at low charge or drops out all its charge and consequently never charges to its optimum after that and you have to buy a new one. So if your battery is not charging, don’t run your device on battery to preserve its required level of charge. Hop it will be helpful. Thanks.
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  • I have the same problem. A couple weeks ago I dropped my computer and it landed on the corner where the charger was plugged in and bent the prongs inside the computer. It did charge just fine except the charger wouldn't stay in and you had to hold it at a certain angle. I have had this computer for about a year and a half. Two days ago the sound card broke and it screeches when I open and close the lid. I can't run spotify although youtube works if you use headphones. Now just a mere two days after my computer basically completely crapped out on me my computer will not charge at all. I take really good care of it and everything. The battery is at zero percent and it doesn't charge, the adapter just allows me to use it, but as i mentioned before you have to hold it as a certain angle for it to charge. If I move one inch my entire computer shuts down. My parents spent so much money on this computer and even purchased the 3 year protection plan but it doesn't cover any of my problems. I should have gotten a mac
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    What is the IC recharge? a circuit in the laptop or the charger. Mine used to charge with any Dell charger. Then suddenly it would not charge with the usual one, s tried it's own one, different battery etc etc. I get the symbol for on power and mousing over it it says it s charging - but it isn't. If I unplug and plug in again the battery icon fills up and empties like it does when it's charging, but only for a few seconds before it becomes stationary.
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  • hiii my laptop shows that the battery is unidentified..i have dell n4010 please help
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