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Dell inspiron 6000 not charging

Work fine with AC power not charging battery

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    I hate this laptop seriously..

  • Greg Gajewski Oct 02, 2008

    Same problem here: AC adapter will usually not charge my new Sony battery. 1 out of every 100 times I plug it in, it will charge.

  • corca8 Nov 14, 2008

    dell inspiron 6000 not charging problem

  • matcamholl Nov 16, 2008

    my laptop works on a/c power but does not charge the battery also no battery icon in the taskbar anymore. Any info would be appreciated

  • DONISE1 Nov 30, 2008

    I had to reload Vista to my Inspirion 6000 ( that is upgraded) when I reloaded it, the charging was fine. When I started the windows update the charging stated plugged in but not charging. The battery has been charging to 100 percent in the past, The plug works the laptop but the charge will not work. Could this be a driver issue or upgrade probelm, Please help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    same **** for me...after reinstalling vista

  • rmalmodovar Jan 10, 2009

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 as the system boots I get an error message that states system unable to charge battery but it works fine on A/C adaptor..... help

  • jprato Feb 10, 2009

    startup error- cannot recognize ac adapter, and does not charge battery. A different power supply / adapter does work just fine, and as it is one that I borrowed, my question is, which replacement adapter should I buy ? I'm reading rumors that aftermarket solutions other than Dell originals might yield the same problem fresh out of the box- ie not be recognized by my computer. The ac adapter that crapped out on me was the Dell original, however.


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  • John Sparozich May 11, 2010

    Are all these machines running Vista?

    If so it might be the OS issue.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000, and so does my wife. One day coming back from the airport, the power adapter cord(the end that plugs into the laptop) was hanging out the door and was dragging on the ground. Well the end was unusable and I was out looking for another AC adapter. Dell wanted $80 for a new one, but I found one on ebay for $40. But once I got it, I found that it would power my laptop, but wouldn't charge my battery. I thought, I know the old one works, so I cut the end off the ebay one and wired it onto the original one but ended up with the same result. Called the ebay seller and turns out these AC adapters are dell seconds. They claimed to test them and offered to send me another one and did so. By that time the new one from dell dropped to about $40 so I just bought it too anyways. The new dell one worked and the second one from the ebay seller did the same as the first one he sent me. I found out that the dell laptop wont charge the battery if the supply goes below 19.5V. By me hacking the other end on the original AC adapter, didn't result in the best insulated connection from the other wires. Also, if anyone know anything about AC adapters, is that they have a "Step Down Transformer," and the company that makes them, low balls the windings so that if they are off on the voltage, they are under, and not over, thus not frying the more expensive laptop. My suggestion to you is to just pick up a new AC adapter from dell. Also, the rubber coating on the cord is pretty soft and splits easily.

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No, this was one of the few laptops that dell did not recall the battery on and I am having the same issue and so is my sister. Ironically, both of our warranties ran out a few months ago. Dell said that they would gladly assist us with our problem for $75, but when we asked for a gaurantee that if we paid the $75 that they would find a solution, they said they couldnt do that.

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Wasn't this one of the models that dell re-ccalled the original batteries on?  

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Dell Inspiron 6000 (approx 4 years old) has an issue with the power cord internal connection? Battery and Power cord/adapter are fine. Computer constantly switches from battery to AC when powered on. ...


The input jack that is soldered to the motherboard (where the AC jack plugs in) probably has a cold solder joint. Thus the laptop switches from battery to AC power. You can try to have the solder joints
re-soldered.

Jan 04, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Battery won?t charge and AC adaptor not recognized


I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that just turned two years old.

After one year, my dell 6-cell battery started to falter, so Ipurchased a new 9-cell battery. This worked fine until a couple ofmonths ago when I noticed that my 65W adaptor was frayed. I bought anew 65W Dell Inspiron 6000 ac adapter andit worked well for about a week until I noticed that my battery wasn’tcharging at times. If I was patient, or unplugged the adapter andplugged it back in, the battery began charging and all was saved.
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This lasted only a short time until my Dell Inspiron 6000 batterywouldn’t charge at all for long periods of time, and sometimes thecomputer wouldn’t turn on, even if plugged into the wall. I thought itmight still be the adaptor, so I borrowed a fully functioning 90W Delladapter from a family member to test the system. This worked better,but still not great.

When I removed the battery and started only fromAC power, the functionality was also intermittent. Usually, if thecomputer actually started, I received the start-up error “The Inspiron 6000 AC AdapterType could not be determined, etc. etc. etc.” After pressing F1, thecomputer booted, but if the battery wasn’t in, the computer didn’tusually last long before shutting off. Unsure if maybe the battery wasthe problem, I put the 6-cell Inspiron 6000 batteryback in, and it too wouldn’t charge, although (together with the 90Wadapter) my computer would at least start more consistently if pluggedin. The error remained however, and sometimes the system stopsrecognizing power and switches to my ever dwindling battery power untilthe adapter is recognized again.
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The problem is with the jack on the motherboard inside our Inspiron 6000’s. This is the jack you plug your power plug into on the back of the laptop.

Somehow the jack gets worn and does not make correct contact withthe laptop so the Laptop does not see the power supply as a legit Dellbrand. So the powersupply will not charge the laptop battery and run the laptop at the same time.

DC power jack repair guide. Do-it-yourself instructions.

Modern laptops are all sold with built-in wireless laptop ac adapter.Some power notebooks used by corporate road warriors will have powerfulcellular adapters that connect the laptop to the Internet via the cellphone infrastructure

A bad connection between DC-IN power jack on the system board and the system board is a very common problem with dell pa 12,dell e1505 and Dell Inspiron 6000notebooks. If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix theproblem by resoldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it’s stillunder warranty, it would be fixed at no charge to you. Problem symptoms:
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  • Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  • Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wigglethe power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  • The battery will not get charged.
  • When you plug ac adapter for laptop, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED * activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).
To fix the problem, you have to take your laptop apart, remove the system board to resoleder or replace the DC-IN jack. dell pa 12 and Dell Inspiron 6000 disassembly guides will help you to remove the system board. Take a closer look at the power jack on the system laptop board witha magnifying glass. In most cases you get the power problem because ofa bad connection between the DC jack and the system board, you’ll see acrack between the DC jack connector and the system board.

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Dell Inspiron 6000 won't charge


Since you have already replaced the battery and the laptop works with the AC charger, then probably the charge circuit in the system board (mother board) is bad. I have rarely seen an AC charger that will power the laptop but not charge the battery. 99% of the time, if it is not the battery, it is the system board.

May 05, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Purchased a new Dell Inspiron 6000 (9 cell) battery


You just want to refresh battery from the BIOS. There problem will be solve

Mar 15, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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New aftermarket Inspiron 6000 battery will not power the Laptop


I would say that the power management portion of the system board is probably faulty if it behaves the same with both the factory battery and the aftermarket.

Many systems have the charge controller and battery interface on a separate board but unfortunately on the Inspiron 6000 it's integrated.

FYI, Here's a copy of the service manual for that system: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/index.htm

Jan 21, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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My Dell Inspiron 6000 works fine on AC, but will not charge


Hi,
As a first step, Try reseating the battery on the laptop and see if the problem is resolved.
If not working, then try flashing the BIOS on the laptop.
You can find the latest BIOS for your system in the support.dell.com website.
1. GO to support.dell.com
2. Click on "Drivers & Downloads"
3. Either select your System model or enter your the service tag of the computer.
4. Under the "BIOS" section., you will find an option to download the BIOS.
5. Save it to your system., and just double click it, to install.

-> Make sure that the system is not turned off while Updating the BIOS...

Have a nice day

Oct 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 2200 green LED battery Indicator flashing


sounds like your charging circuit isn't working or the adapter isn't putting out enough power or amprage to fully charge the battery, or you battery went bad. if the charging circuit is bad then so is *********** board, time to burry the system and buy a new one

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Dell inspiron 6000 not charging


suspected faulty battery. replace the battery.

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Inspiron laptop Battery won't charge


Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not,
Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not,
Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.

Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.

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Hi
Update laptop bios go dell.com check for update of your laptop model....
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