Question about Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
It seems Dell has a system intercept to keep you from using any adapter but theirs (at twice the price). Is there anyway around this as the battery won't charge and I must use the system on AC only with battery removed.
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Dell uses a proprietary SMBus protocol over the center pin to communicate the type and power capability of the attached adapter. The laptop uses this information to determine if it can charge the battery without browning out the motherboard. If you use a knock-off power supply that doesn't communicate properly (or at all) over SMBus, then the computer will complain and won't charge the battery. Sorry, Dell has us all right where they want us. Find a used actual Dell adapter on eBay for $20 if you can.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
I think that the problem is not the AC adapter, it is in the board of the computer.
1.- Computer AC / DC cable is bad not allowing the computer battery to charge.
2.- Battery is bad.
3.- Battery charger board is bad.
1.- Computer AC / DC cable is bad not allowing the computer battery to charge
Verify that the AC and or DC cable is not bad by testing the computer only with the power plug connected and the battery out of the laptop.
2.- Battery is bad
It is possible that if the power plug is good that the computer battery is bad. Leave the computer connected to the power with the battery connected in the computer for at least one hour; if the battery does not charge, consider having the battery and/or the laptop serviced or repaired.
If the computer and/or battery is not in warranty consider just replacing the battery as it is very likely that it is just a bad battery.
3.- Battery charger board is bad
If the battery has been replaced or an alternate battery from an alternate identical laptop does not work in the computer, it is likely that the power or charger board within the laptop is bad. It is recommended that the laptop be serviced or repaired.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
The wattage on these knock offs is not high enough to power the computer and the battery at the same time. The knock off is less than 90watts while the original is 150watts.
Also the original has 3 leads going to the computer while the knock off only has two. I think there is some sort of communication protocol going on here too.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Maybe the adapter you are using is not the same as the Dell one.
There are a few things to check out.
On the adapter itself you should have a label on there you will see the rated amps and output voltage.
For a laptop this usaually between 9v and 24vDC.
There will also be a little graphic that tells you whether the inner core or the outer core of the plug is positive or negative.
If you click on the link below you will see what I mean.
This on indicates that the negative is on the outer core and positive is on the inner core.
So you will need to get an old adapter to check what yours is.
I have a Dell Latitude mine is 19.5v and the inner core is positive. The output is rated at 3.34 amps.
There is no inhibitor to stop you using any adapter you wish it just has to be the correct Volt, Amps and positive/negative core.
You will have no problems running on just AC power if you have the correct adapter.
Let me know if this is helpful.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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