dell e1505 won't charge battery but runs on a/c

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so... I'm typing this out on the culprit laptop in question.
it works just fine on A/C power.

last week I got tired of being tethered to the wall and bought a new battery.
when I got the new battery it charged fine but only one time. the next day I went to unplug it and it dies on me immediately.

the new battery shows up in the power settings menu but with 1% remaining and 0% charge (the old one registers as unknown remaining and shows no battery present)

i'm thinking it can only be one of three things...

defective new battery
weak A/C charger
or the motherboard charging circuit

my bet is on the new battery or charger


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There is a greater chance that it's the power supply before it's a defective battery.
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Pull the battery out and check the pins on both the battery and where it plugs into the laptop. Had an employee with a similar problem and somehow he had inadvertently bent a couple of the pins. The battery plugged in OK and was recognized, but it wouldn't charge.
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yeah I looked at the connector pins they seem clean and straight.

I'm going to get a hold of a buddy who's got the same LT see if I can steal his charger for a bit
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it was the charger...

got a brand new one and I'm FREE FROM THE WALL!!!

thanks for the input
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Dell has a notorious battery problem anyway http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/

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