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Problem with Inspiron 6000

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I have noticed since last week that my notebook works on AC but not on my battery. I have tried my friends battery in my laptop (he owns inspiron 6400) and my laptop works perfectly well on his battery. I had been to a comp engineer today and he says that it a problem in the motherboard and the model inspiron 6000 has this problem. Can i get some suggestions???

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  • smitad001 Sep 23, 2008

    I have not tried my battery in my friends laptop. But one thing that I have noticed is that my laptop doesnt charge his battery.

  • smitad001 Sep 23, 2008

    Thanks a lot for the solution but I checked the price of a battery(which is £125). In case the battery is not a problem i will end up wasting that amount of money. Regards.

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The first step is get a new battery from manufacturer NOT similar or cheap ones.
Take care about the capacity of the battery and voltage.
If after that still doesn't work probably the problem will be the contacts compartment or motherboard. But if you were using a different battery on your computer and works, the replacement with a new one will be fixing your problem.

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    Pablo Csaky Sep 23, 2008

    If your laptop is not charging the battery can be caused by:


    1. Computer AC / DC cable is bad not allowing the computer battery to charge.
    2. Battery is bad.
    3. Battery charger board is bad.

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Sorry to sound simple but did your battery work in your buddies computer... sounds more like a bad battery as your motherboard would still have issues or buy a battery like your buddies ... I am not trying to be too simple.
Sorry if thisn't any help

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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

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