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Old 08-07-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hey all, I have a Dell Studio Xps 1640 laptop for about two years now. I have noticed that while I am gaming, my adapter will stop charging. During normal use it is fine. My house is a little bit older so I am not sure if the outlets are bad or if the adapter has gone bad. The adapter is running on 90 w. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!


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Hello MissLaura86 and welcome to TSF,

I don't think it is a house electrical problem... do you have issues with any other electrical appliances?

I am researching your issue right now. I have never come across this particular issue.

What games are you playing, and how do you know the computer is not charging while playing?

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Hey,

No, I haven't had any other electrical appliances acting up on me. It stops charging while I am playing World of Warcraft. The battery icon in the system tray shows me that it is not charging.


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Do you play WoW in a window? I thought it was full screen?

It is most likely that, when playing the game, the computer requires the bulk of the power being supplied by the charger, not leaving enough to charge the battery or diverts it from the battery.
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