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Doesn't Go the Distance
on June 1, 2016
I moved and accidentally left the original charger for this computer at my old apartment, so I came to Amazon looking for a replacement charger. I saw this one for $7.99 and figured why not try it. I wasn't too surprised by the fact that it looked super cheap when I took it out of the package because it was only $8. All the mattered was that it charged the computer, which it did.... for a while.
Originally the computer accepted the charger as one of its own. It didn't give any error messages or charge slower than the original. It wasn't until about a week ago that I got a message upon starting my computer that the charger wasn't recognized, and to replace it with an original Dell charger. Then it stopped charging the computer. As long as my computer was plugged in the battery wouldn't drain, but if I removed it from the charger and my battery went from 100% to 80%, it would never go above or below 80% until I unplugged it again. I'm not sure why this happened. Maybe an update on my computer? I really didn't troubleshoot much because I was able to get a friends old charger. The point is it doesn't work for a long time.
I didn't bother contacting the manufacturer or anything because for $8, I'm surprised it worked at all honestly(which is why I gave it 3 stars rather than the 1 or 2 star rating I would've given it had the price been higher). If your in a bind and can only afford to pay this low price to get your computer up and running again, go for it. If you're looking for a permanent solution, I wouldn't look for it here.