Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
My inspiron 1501 will run perfectly off of a charge battery ( I have a friend with one).
The AC adapter will not power the laptop or charge the battery. I have tried a friends know good AC adapter and have the same problem.
It is not the socket. I used a voltage tester on the mother board to make sure the power was getting to it and it is.
I think it is the motherboard but I hate to spend the $189.99 for a new mother board from dell.
I am really looking for some sort of work around, a way to fix the motherboard or to chage the battery without the laptop or something.
Hey, i have a solution to this - it involves a cold solder joint on C34 (i believe, i repaired mine a while ago) - but i took pics and stuff. If you need help, feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com, or AIM: crossan007
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Well, we're narrowing it down. As the next post states, see if you can locate the fuse. You can find spec and diagram manuals online at support.dell.com that are great for this kind of tinkering. If the fuse turns out to be good, it looks like your final step is the motherboard replacement.
If someone else knows of something I may have missed, please feel free to respond. I learn by reading the posts as well. After all, no one knows everything and everyone knows something!
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
I had a similar problem with two SONYs, it turned out on one there was a blown SMD fuse 4A, very near close by the DC power plug.
On the other the Power Management Board was bad and needed a replacement.
If you already went to the trouble of opening the laptop, see if you can locate a SMD fuse and check it. If there is none or if the fuse is ok, then see if you can locate the DC power management board and see if you can find a failed power mos on it.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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