I don't know if you normally deal with this type of problem, if you don't sorry bout that. I usually only come here for virus issues.
Here's the problem...
I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop... it's about 14 months old. Occasionally, a few months ago, I would get a message saying the battery can't be identified. But then it would disappear and act normal.
Now, the battery meter says it's dead, but when I plug it in with the ac adapter, it doesn't show that it's charging. The battery light will either light up orange/red or green. I've used my son's adapter in the past when I didn't have mine available and that does not work either. As of now, it won't turn on... battery is fully depleted.
Aren't you supposed to be able to take the battery out and use an ac adapter with no issues? It still won't work plugged in, trying 2 chargers, different outlets, etc.
So it's gotta be the port you plug it into, right? What other explanation could there be?
Thanks in advance!