Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
My problem lies on the power side of things...When I connect the AC adapter/charger to the laptop, It has to be jiggled and moved around to enable the "On AC Power" indicator. (Pic of AC in taskbar) Is there any way to test whether the problem is coming from the AC adaptor or the DC on the motherboard...without going out and spending $100 for a new cord? I could really use any advise or direction...
Thanks in advance... My notebook power light comes up and imediately goes off whenever i press the power button. Nothing comes on the screen.
You can get the adapter tested by an electrician or someone with a multi meter....that would be the first step....if the problem resides with the DC in then you'll need a professional to sort that out....what often happens with adapters though is that they don't produce enough ampage for the P.C....might be worth checking Dell support to see if they've produced an adapter for your model with a slightly higher ampage ...
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
It does sound like a power cord problem. You can test it by getting a digital mulimeter and checking to see if there is 19.5 Volts DC power on the contact points of the barrel plug that goes into the laptop.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: On AC Power
Here is a tutorial on how to resolder the DC jack:
You would need to take your laptop apart down to the system board. Here is Dell's site with the service manual:
copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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