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Old 03-04-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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Here is a IMG_3087.jpgphoto from my boot up screen on DELL XPS 18 computer.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:25 PM   #2
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What does that conceal stuff do with the writing in the photograph.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:42 PM   #3
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It looks like your battery is failing. Probably needs to be replaced.
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For now I took the less expensive way out and purchased a new charger. The charger that is being used now detatches easily from the computer.

I did look at a video on how to replace the battery. Looks easy enough. But I would rather have someone with experience replace the battery.

The reason I choose the charger is the sentence about the wattage of the can not be determined.
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Some laptops will display that if you are using an after market charger, or if the charger is not providing adequate power to both run the laptop and charge the battery simultaneously.
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Some laptops will display that if you are using an after market charger, or if the charger is not providing adequate power to both run the laptop and charge the battery simultaneously.


Hoping you are correct. Here is the one that I just purchased. If you are correct, and I am hoping you are that will be a inexpensive solution.IMG_3106.jpg
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I've had bad luck with cheap aftermarket chargers from ebay. I recommend getting a replacement made by the manufacturer if possible. At least make sure that the wattage is correct for your laptop. Check the power specifications on the original charger, or look under the laptop for the power input specifications.
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I've had bad luck with cheap aftermarket chargers from ebay. I recommend getting a replacement made by the manufacturer if possible. At least make sure that the wattage is correct for your laptop. Check the power specifications on the original charger, or look under the laptop for the power input specifications.


The screen indicates a 65 Watt charger is what is needed. That is what I purchased.
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You will still need the battery for the amps. The charger only put out so much amp.

As the battery ages the amp capacity dwindles.
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If itbis the battery then installation from Best Buys Geek squad is only 39.00.
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Well. I am believing the problem is not the connector to the computer. I put the tip of an ink pen in the little hole you see in the photograph. Moved the pen tip. The connector is as tight as could be.IMG_3113.jpg
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As for a new a charger, your best off getting a new one straight from Dell.

Dell 65-Watt AC Adapter with 6 ft Power Cord for Dell XPS 18 All-In-One System
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:50 PM   #13
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Well. You are right. But, will give the one that in purchased a chance.
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You will still need the battery for the amps. The charger only put out so much amp.

As the battery ages the amp capacity dwindles.
A properly sized power adapter will supply enough current to operate the laptop at full capacity and also provide enough additional current to charge the battery while doing it.

@OP - Hopefully you checked the voltage as well as the wattage of the aftermarket charger you bought. The voltage is critical, it must match the required voltage for the laptop. The current rating should be equal to or GREATER than what is specified for the laptop. If the voltage matches and the wattage matches then you're good to go.
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No just the wattage. Here is a photograph if the charger I purchased.IMG_3114.jpg
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The new charger did not make any difference. But, ddoes not become detached from the compurer as easy as the other one did.

Next I will purchase a new battery.
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Could be a problem with the central "Smart Pin" connector on the laptop itself. If the laptop is functioning fine otherwise, and the charger still provides power consistently when you gently wiggle the plug, then I'd personally tap "F3" and remove the warning message.
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I did that. Then the computer screen just turns blank.
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I took the computer to a local computer repair place. The technotion there did a check on my power adapter. The charging power tested OK.

The guy there told me like others have it is the charging port. Him is going to ring me back with the cost of the port. 90.00 in labour plus the cost of the port.
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I just rang to the guy working on my computer. Him removed the charging port from the computer and was able to use the port externally to boot up the computer. HIm started the computer and there was no error message. So the computer detected the charger and will see if the battery charged over night.
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