I’m typing this post on my phone. My laptop is a Dell that I bought in April of 2020. I started having problems with it about 2 weeks ago. The battery charge level was falling even though it was plugged in. I got a low battery warning and the “unrecognized charger” warning.

I ordered a new charger and that seemed to fix it.

For about a week. Then it began again. The battery level would drop even when plugged in. Eventually it said 0%(plugged in) even after charging all night.

The computer finally died and won’t restart. I ordered a new battery. It is supposed to be here today. I hope that fixes it. There were some files on there that I hadn’t saved to the home server that I don’t want to lose.

At any rate, blogging will resume when I have a computer.

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TechieDude · September 22, 2022 at 8:12 am

When I have a dead machine, I remove the hard drive and put it in a usb enclosure. Even if it won’t boot, more often than not I can get the files off it.

Two years is a miserable performance. Hopefully it’s just a defective battry, and there isn’t something with soft short draining it.

It's just Boris · September 22, 2022 at 11:15 am

That sounds a bit soon, even for a Dell.

2020 … that sounds on the early side for it to be capable of charging from USB-C; but if you happen to have a port, it might be worth looking into. I find that the dedicated cylindrical power jacks tend to loosen and otherwise fail over time (having a dog with a “tail of doom” doesn’t help that). The USB-C connector can take damage also; but there’s a nifty magnetic adapter for them that I find works very well, for both charging and connecting to a desktop dock.

    Divemedic · September 22, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I have replaced the power jack three times already, the first time when I closed the recliner right on it while the charger was plugged in. I have found it to be quite fragile.

Danny · September 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm

You might want to consider a MacBook Pro. Unless you are a dedicated Microsoft user.

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