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The battery light on my dell inspiron 6000 flahes orange all the time , it is always used connected to the mains

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This only indicate the the battery is about to die (not drain but die literaly) or is already out of life and needs to be replace. Thats what happen on my battery using the same model inspiron 6000

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Replaced the battery in my inspiron 531. first I got two beeps when I tried to boot up. I shut everything down and next I got a dell screen no blinking cursor and a dead keyboard. disconnected all usb and...


Why did you replace the battery ?. You may need to do a CMOS reset/clear and there maybe a jumper on the board. If not turn the power off at the mains and remove the battery for 5 mins then refit and power up with keyboard and monitor connected enter the BIOS and set date and time save and reboot.

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Power led light is a steady orange but pc will not power up


If the power light is blinking amber, the computer is receiving electrical
power, a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
- Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see "Memory" on
page 112).
- Remove and then reinstall any cards (see "Cards" on page 116).
- Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable (see "Cards"
on page 116).
• If the power light is steady amber, there may be a power problem or an
internal device malfunction.
- Ensure that all power cables are securely connected to the system
board (see "System Board Components" on page 107).
- Ensure that the main power cable and front panel cable are securely
connected to the system board (see "System Board Components"
Copy and paste this link to your internet browser for your computer's manual.
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-531s_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf
You can also go to support.dell.com

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While my computer is running the light on the frount is flashing orange. I thought it was always green before. Is there a problem


i removed the connector at "J5J3 pswrd."

this is the blue thing between the battery and the card slot.

i tried everything else such as new M/B battery. remove/change ram. take out extra card, etc.

I just fixed my dell dimension 3100 by doing this.

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Burnt connector inside dell inspiron, first connector at motherboard (after power box) Can I fix it?? If so, can u help??


LOVE your user name!

I'll try to guide you the best that I can.
Sorry, first connector after Power Supply does me no good.

Let's look at a basic schematic of the motherboard for a Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop PC,

Dell Support > Inspiron 530s Desktop PC > Dell Inspiron 530s Series Owners Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp530s/en/OM/HTML/index.htm

I would like you to click on - Removing and Installing Parts
In the left column click on - System Board Components
{System Board = Motherboard }

This is a basic view of the motherboard with No hardware components installed.
It is also how the motherboard sits in your computer.

This is a pictorial view of the motherboard,

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Motherboard-Inspiron-Systems-Compatible/dp/B003CO0WQS

Now, compare the Dell Support motherboard illustration, to the pictorial.
Looking to the far right in the illustration, the first connector is marked with the number 8.

On the pictorial it is the rectangular Black connector at the bottom/middle. (Next to the rectangular White connector)

This connector is for a Floppy Drive.
Is this the connector in question?

Is it the white rectangular connector next to it?
This connector is for the main power cable coming from the Power Supply.
In the illustration is is marked by the number 7.

This is a basic example, of the power cable coming from the Power Supply (power box), that connects to the white connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

{Note* Color of the main power cable's connector does not matter. It can be any color }

IF this connector on the motherboard is burnt, you may wish to stop.
Electricity has more than likely fried the entire motherboard. May also include the Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, and a graphics card, if installed.

I know. I'm a 'ray of sunshine'.

How could this connector be burnt?
Four ways I know of;

1) Lightning storm, or power outage. Also could have happened if the power utility company was doing some changes in the power lines, utility pole transformer, etc.
(No. The utility company cannot be held responsible. I don't agree with that)

2) Power cable was not plugged in tightly. Lock on side was not locked into place.
Air gap created in-between the connecting contacts in the power cable connector, and the motherboard connector, created resistance.

Resistance creates heat. Burnt connector/s will result, and perhaps worse.
{Could also create a small power surge }

3) At one time Dell was a Proprietary computer manufacturer.
This means Dell wanted THEIR replacement parts used on THEIR computers.

If an aftermarket computer component is installed, Dell cannot warranty their computer.
Using THEIR parts in THEIR computers, Dell could.
However Dell computer users did not wish to pay the price of the Dell replacement parts.
The aftermarket parts were cheaper, of good quality, and readily available.

If we use a Power Supply for an example;

Dell had the motherboard manufacturer switch the socket holes around, in the Motherboard connector, for the main power cable.

They also had the Power Supply manufacturer switch the pins around, in the 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, to match.

The aftermarket power supply manufacturer built the power cables, and connectors, to follow industry standards. Dell did not.

This means if you plug an aftermarket power supply's main power cable, into a Dell motherboard that was built proprietary, the motherboard usually fried. The only sign may be a burnt connector on the motherboard.

Could also have fried the Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, optical drive/s, and a graphics card, IF installed.

[ Looking at the Playtool link again, look at the photo to the far right.
See the different colored wires?
The color coding indicates what the wire carries as far as Voltage, or if it is a Ground wire.

1) Orange insulated wires = 3.3 Volts
2) Red wires = 5 Volts
3) Yellow wires = 12 Volts
(All are DC. In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC)

4) The Black wires are Ground wires

(The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire. Abbreviated as PS_ON)

The Orange, Red, and Yellow wires are power wires.
The Black wires are Ground wires.
Guess what happens if a 12 Volt wire is connected to a Ground?
(Instead of going to a 12 Volt connection)

Things start frying.

{To state connections in the main power cable connector, and it's respective connector on the motherboard, correctly;

Looking at the middle photo you see the connection end of the main power cable.
Plastic connector with individual plastic rectangular shapes, that have metal 'tubes' inside each of them.

The motherboard connector has socket holes to match the individual plastic rectangular shapes.
Inside the socket holes are metal pins. Contact pins.
The contact pins go inside the metal 'tubes'.

The metal 'tube' is a Molex Socket Terminal,

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/36664-0002/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvz8LftK4jerhl0r50z%252bUNRzFCdHbJqUTU%3d


4) IF the Power Supply, ( looking at it from the Back of the computer), has a rocker switch, or slide switch, to set the incoming AC power to 110 Volts, or 220 Volts;
And the power supply switch was set to 110, and plugged into 220 Volts,
the motherboard connector would fry.

Plus the Power Supply. May also of course include Processor, Ram Memory, Motherboard, Harddrive, optical drive/s, and graphics card IF installed.


Replace the connector? No
Could be;
A) Replace the Power Supply. Still no?
B) Replace the Motherboard. Still no?
C) Replace the Ram Memory. Still no?
D) Replace the Processor. Computer operates but no graphics?
E) Graphics card installed? Replace graphics card

Unless you can test each individual component, and the cost is not much less, or equal to a new computer, the obvious choice would be to purchase a new, or good used computer.

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Dell Inspiron 5150. Will not turn on. While plugged in and pushing the power button the battery light turns orange flickers a few times and then nothing.


its not getting power from your power cord, if you have a friend that has a power cord, try theirs. If there's a light on your power cord it should be lit up but still doesn't determine if you cord is bad.

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My dell pc still not working


An orange/amber light is almost always a power problem. Is the amber light on the monitor or the PC itself? I'm assuming the PC since you have the ability to read the screen. Your best bet is to check your power supply in the PC. Do you have a power supply tester (about $20) or another PC? You can switch them out and see if the orange light follows the power supply. Let me know what you find out.

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Bluetooth keyboard and mouse not working with computer


Normal 0 Press the Receiver button (and the lights will start flashing.
Then if the Keyboard isn't working, press the small RESET/CONNECT button on the back of the board to connect the keyboard to the receiver.

If the MOUSE isn’t working, push the small RESET/CONNECT button on the back of the mouse to connect to the receiver. Then they should work okay.
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My WXGA 15.4" LCD laptop screen for DELL Inspiron 6000 is temperamental. Works most of the time, but when I start up computer the bottom 1/2 of screen looks like color streaks down it (all...


The issue could be one of 2 things. The image inverter or the LCD. From the description it could be either.

Both can be found here:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=inspiron+6000+LCD&category0=

The inverter is fairly cheap ($20 to $50) the LCD around $150.

Service documents are here:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/display0.htm#wp1006390

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I have dell Inspiron 6000 laptop computer which has a charging probelm. I have to always keep ac adapter connected so it works. Please advise me. Thank you. Vinay Shah


The problem you are facing is battery drain out, the cells in the battery are not capable to get charged of to give charge and they have to be replaced - So my advise is to replace the battery and get a new one. Contact dell or local sales office in your nearest area. Also compatible model batteries are also available.

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