Re: Dell Inspiron 2200 has been working fine, But now...
1. Try and check the voltage output of your adapter using any ordinary voltmeter. It should have a voltage reading close to the dc rating printed at the back of your laptop.
2. Even if you have problem with battery, the laptop should power on. Otherwise, if both battery and charger is working fine, then there is a problem with the charging circuit that is built-in on the laptop's mainboard.
If charger is defective, then its more practical to buy a new one instead of sending it or repair. Repaired chargers can cause more problem for you in the future.
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disconnectt the adapter+battery and HOLD the power button by 30 seconds. in order to eliminate any EDS, in the power. And try again. However if the problem persist, test very well the adapter+battery and p.supply in the c.board of computer for some cold solder contact, etc God bless you
How to skip:
1. Turn on the laptop.
2. Go into reclabiration.
3. when it says "Please remove the AC adapter" take ALL leads out of it.
4. Leave for about 10 mins.
5.Turn it off.
The battery reclabiration message should be gone.
If not, Your battery needs to be replaced.
check the metal post inside the power jack connection. very carifully try to wiggle the metal post and see if it moves or if its there at all. if the post wiggles, it is probably broken and needs to be re-soldered...only someone who knows how to do that should as you could damage the board trying yourself.
also try plugging it in without the battery.
do any lights come on at all when its plugged in or power buttons are pressed?
Try this trick. Remove the battery from the laptop and make sure the ac adapter is not plugged in also. Hold the power button for 30 seconds. Place the battery back in and see if it powers on. If not let me know.
Try to turn off the computer and remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook. Turn on the computer with just the charger plugged in. If it doesnt turn on. you may have a bad power port.
If it has no power/charging issue since that happened except that the indicator light doesnt turn on when you plug in the charger, you may just need a bios update. Click here. That's the bios update for the inspiron 2200 from dell's website. You should have at least 30% charge on the battery and the ac adapter should be plugged in so you can run it. The computer will restart and will come back normally after this. I'd suggest that you backup your files before running this.
Hey thats one of two things your (internal charging unit) if so your SCREWED if not its the sowtware issue witch means you gotta tweak the settings especially if you just upgraded your OS if tweaking doesnt work then re-install your OS then set your OS setting Correctly to the best of your knowledge have fun...it take a bit of patience and a couple hours i had the same prob.....seeya