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Dell D510 Computer will not charge or even show any lights when I go to power it on. I have tried to run ac to it without the battery in and still nothing happens.

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  • speedyvette7 Dec 02, 2008

    my d510 works perfect when the battery is charged charger is ok and will not recharge my battery

  • cmuldowney92 Dec 09, 2008

    I have a simular problem. For a while now it would be hit or miss if the battery would charge when I have it plugged in. Sometimes when it was plugged in it would not run by the power cord and it would be running on battery life. Sometimes if I would giggle the wire to the laptop it would start running by the power cord. Any suggestions. If it is the mother board and i get a new laptop how can I retreave all my info from the bad laptop?

  • cmuldowney92 Dec 09, 2008

    Also can i avoid the problem by using a docking station since it plugs into the bottom of the computer

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Since you already tried it w/o a batter, really only a couple choices left. Your AC adaptor could be bad, try another--if you don't have one, go to a Radio Shack or similar and try a universal--see if someone at the store will set it up for you--try it right there, buy if it works. Otherwise, your power plugin on the notebook may be separated, check to see if it feels loose. If so, contact repair center, something they see on a regular basis. If not, m/b may be shot, cheaper to buy a new notebook.

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