Question about Dell Latitude D505 Notebook
Adapter is fine, battery is on, it doesnt do anything when i try to turn it on. thanks
Generally, a portable that doesn't do anything has a power problem, the trick is determining which component is at fault.
The first step is checking the power source, which for a portable is an AC adapter. Both the system and the battery are supplied power from the adapter, so if power is not getting from the adapter to the system, then eventually you end up in a no power state. If you have a known good AC adapter available, that is the fastest test. The adapter from any D-Series Dell will work on a 505. If D-Series Dell portable is available you can also test your AC Adapter and Battery in that system. If they work in that system, then next is a motherboard replacement in the 505.
If a known good adapter is not available, then check out the DC outputof the adapter barrel connector. The inside of the barrel (Not the small wire) is the positive contact, the outside is the negative. A multimeter set for DC current should read about 19 volts output from the adapter.
If the AC adapter checkout, try booting the system WITHOUT the battery. A failing battery can cause a no power situation.
If the Battery and AC adapter are good, then the last item in the troubleshooting line is the motherboard. If the system is under warranty, you contact Dell for repairs. If not, then you can replace the motherboard yourself if you are handy with tools for less than $200.
If you are not handy then I'd take the system to a computer professional for repairs.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
Check your num lock key is on and off when u pressit.
let me know then
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
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