I had the power problem (laptop not recognizing charger). thanks to your post I called Dell and they are replacing the motherboard and ac adaptor. I've had to leave my laptop plugged in for the past few months because of the problem and thought it was too expensive to fix. Thanks again!
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if the battery LED blinks orange, most likely there is a problem with the battery itself. Try to remove the battery and have the power cable connected to it. If there is no battery LED blinking, call Dell to replace the battery itself..
If you go to Dell there is a 99% chance that they WILL want to just replace the motherboard. This has forced many people to switch to Desktops and MANY people have switched completely from dell because of this problem. I would look into it a little more and find out for sure, and maybe call Dell.
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I have the dell inspiron 5160 works great a little slow but no big deal. The problem I have as of Monday the power cord will not stay in and now will not charge. Is it the power port? Can this be fixed?
There is a small board that the power button is integrated into that connects to the motherboard. When this power board malfunctions it will cause this issue with the machine. It can, and quite often does, damage the motherboard when it malfinctions. You should take the machine in for a power board replacement and a diagnostic to make sure that the power board hasn't damaged the motherboard.
This is Romeet,i would like to try and help you solve this, please let me know if you have a replacement motherboard for your laptop ready? also let me know how comfortable would you be with opening up the thing and replacing it?