Is dell's software team full of employee's with down syndrome?

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StateCCM
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About once a month for a week straight my Alienware M11x will say "plugged in, not charging". and I have to deal with keeping my laptop plugged in constantly.

How does it get fixed? No idea, it fixes itself very randomly.

I've used many laptops since 2004 at my home, as far as I know they've all used Lithium Ion batteries. So how did Dell fuck this up? and how can I avoid this problem?

Razear
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Try this:

1. Turn off laptop.

2. Unplug AC power.

3. Remove battery.

4. Replace AC power.

5. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.

6. Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.

7. Unplug AC power.

8. Replace battery.

9. Replace AC power.

10. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.

Tivon
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Laptop batteries and chargers stop working all the time. Trouble shoot with Dell support and maybe they can send you replacement parts if the system is under warranty.

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StateCCM
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Wow... its fucking happening again, and it's been less than 2 weeks.