Tap both the Fn key and the key on your keyboard that you need to tap to enable battery charging on your model of Dell laptop computer.
For example, on a Dell Inspiron 1525 you need to press the Fn and F2 keys to enable battery charging, whereas on a Mini 9 you need to press the Fn and 3 keys.
Why isn’t my Dell laptop battery charging?
Method 1: Reconnect your AC adapter and your battery
1) Power off your laptop. 2) Unplug the AC adapter and the battery from your laptop. 3) Press and hold the power button on your laptop for 20 seconds to release the residual power in you laptop. 4) Re-connect the battery and the AC adapter to your laptop.
Why is my laptop plugged in and not charging?
Common causes of the error plugged in not charging can be because of the following: Faulty charger. Some chargers supply power to charge the battery seperately for the power to run the laptop. If the charger cable is damaged it may be that it supply’s power to run the laptop but not charge the battery.
How do I charge my Dell laptop?
If you have a 9-cell battery and you want to charge it using the ExpressCharge feature, use a 90-W AC adapter. Connect the other end of the AC adapter to an electrical outlet. The laptop starts to charge. With ExpressCharge, the battery takes two hours to charge fully; without this feature, it takes about four hours.
How do I turn my laptop battery on?
Press and hold or right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then tap or click Properties. Under the Taskbar tab, under Notification Area, click Customize. Tap or click Turn system icons on or off. In the Behaviors column, select On in the drop-down list next to Power, and then tap or click OK.