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Released in early 2017, the Dell Inspiron 15 5578 2-in-1 is a convertible laptop with a 15-inch touchscreen. It uses an Intel processor and Intel integrated graphics.

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Why isn't the ac adapter charging the battery?

The Ac adapter powers up the laptop but isn’t charging the battery so what do I look for?

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Hi @longoman ,

Check that the battery is being detected in Device Manager. Here’s a link that may help

If it is and the above didn’t resolve the issue, create a Win 10 battery report and check the status of the battery.

If the battery is faulty and needs to be replaced, here’s the service manual for the laptop, taken from this webpage.

Go to p.14 to view the necessary pre-requisite steps and then the procedure to remove / replace the battery. Usually batteries have model numbers printed on them. If you search online using the model number of the battery you should get results for suppliers of the part.

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the charging circuit may be dead or the battery is aftermarket and not recognized as legit, or the needed pins may be dirty

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