Question about Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook
It's probably the connection that's the problem. If the wiring is damaged, it wont likely pass a current to the battery itself. I suggest getting your laptop serviced.
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The battery has 5 small dots in it. Those are there for no reason. Those are actually LED lights. There's a button you can press. If we number the lights 1-2-3-4-5 with 1 being closest to the button, check the lights when you press the button. If 1-3-5 are lit, that means that you have a dead battery and needs to be replaced. Other than that, you're battery might still be working but nearing the end of its life. Goto support.dell.com -> drivers and downloads -> enter your service tag or system type -> download Dell Quickset. Once Quickset is installed, it will diagnose your battery automatically and let you know if your battery already needs a replacement. It is just sad that batteries are covered with a separate 1-year warranty only. You can also go to www.dellbatteryprogram.com and check if your battery was part of the Dell Battery Recall Program.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Try booting without the battery installed. You probably will have no change but this eliminates the battery as a source of the problem. If it doesn't boot and you are sure that the external power supply is ok, you probably have a bad motherboard. At that point, the unit needs to be checked out by a pro or a really competent amateur.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
When was the last time you used it, and were there any problems? To find the solution to this problem is a matter of elimination. You should check the following:
Step 1 - Power
- Try an alternative power adapter
- Try plugging in your laptop to an alternative power supply
WARNING - BEFORE PROCEEDING, PLEASE FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS!
1. REMOVE THE POWER ADAPTER FROM YOUR LAPTOP
2. REMOVE ALL PERIPHERALS
3. WEAR A WRIST-GROUNDING STRAP, AND CONNECT IT TO AN UNPAINTED, METAL SURFACE. IF ONE IS NOT AVAILABLE, TOUCH AN UNPAINTED METAL SURFACE TO DISCHARGE ANY STATIC FROM YOUR BODY
Step 2 - Remove and reset basic hardware items
Remove and reseat the items mentioned below in the order they're mentioned:
- AC adapter
- Hard drive
For instructions on how to do this, please refer to your user manual. If you no longer have it, you can download it from here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/
If after following the above instructions, your laptop still doesn't turn on, I would recommend that you contact Dell customer support, which you can do by following this link: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/contact_technical_support?
I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact me if you require further assistance.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
This could be a sign that your laptop is overheating. If you touch the laptop while it is running & you find it too hot, make sure that the fan is running properly & that the air ways are not blocked.
You can blow compressed air into the cooling vents of the fan. If you notice clouds of dust coming out, then it might be a good idea to disassemble the laptop, clean the fan & air ways, & reassemble it back. If the fan has failed & is no longer running, it might need to be replaced.
If none of this solves the problem, or is not the case, then you might have a bad motherboard.
Posted on Sep 23, 2010
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