The power chord and the battery work properly....I don't know whats happening maybe its the inside connector anyone know its the second time this happens...geek squad "fixed" it last time...i don't wanna take it again
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1. Remove the battery and unplug the computer. 2. While there is no power connected, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds 3. Plug the computer back in, but don't insert the battery yet 4. See if it will turn on now, and if it does, insert the battery again.
Sometimes this works to drain some residual power that is still inside the machine. I've done this on a couple of machines and it has resulted in them starting up fine. If this doesn't work, you may have a more serious problem and need to have it looked at by a technician.
Here is the number one part that I and many others who do this for a living get called on for laptop/notebooks.
The power connector jack. Thats the little hole where you plug in the line to the computer when not running on a battery. It will break with only a small amount of preassure exerted on it. Do not pull the chord out from the power chord itself, it will eventually weaken the connector either inside "worse" or outside. And then you are looking at a $150-200.00, repair bill. I know a tech who just does this, and averages 3 to 4 per day. You must take the power jack out from the connector with your fingers or eventually it will happen to most machines. There are only two or three little wires soldered to the inside holding that female part on. So do yourself a favor and do not put stress on that wire or you will end up spending good money to fix it, I have spoken to at least 3 peple this week here with the same problem, good luck and hope we helped you
Just to understand your problem your laptop is working properly when plugged directly to the power cord but not when running only on battery? Then it sounds like you need to replace the battery. thank you, Lee
Had the same problem, My other Dell charger would work fine but the original one that came with this laptop would throw an error message that the Charger wasnt recognized. None of the suggestions on the forums worked.
I held the chord by the circular flex thing at the end, and pushed in the power pin with force into the laptop, held it for a few seconds and now it works fine. If you push the pin slow and gently into the laptop, it doesnt recognize the adapter. I think the problem is either with the power chord connections inside or with the adapter inside the laptop. Try it!