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Laptop will not turn on, mains adaptor box green led light flashs

Last week my Dell 8000 inspiron started to act up. Problem is that it will not accept the mains charge as before. To explain; I always use my laptop via the mains adapter and as it should the mains adapter box has a solid green indicator light showing it is on and powering my laptop.

But last week without warning when I turned on my laptop the mains adaptor box led light started flashing on and off. I have a spare mains adaptor so tried it as well and the same thing, it flashes all the time. Also tried a different power socket...but no difference. When I turn on my computer it goes to battery power straight away and will not take the mains feed.....Strange.....

When I pull out the mains lead from the back of my computer the light on the mains adaptor box stops flashing but as soon as I connect it to my laptop again it begins to flash. This has now resulted in my battery being run down with no way of charging it or powering up my laptop with the mains.

Someone mentioned it might be a dud battery that is causing my laptop not to either charge the battery or allow the laptop to be fed via the mains adaptor lead

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  • trishm_1881 Feb 06, 2009

    same prob, exact mine's the dell inspiron 6000. Please help!

  • stebea Mar 01, 2009

    exact same problem,I have a zoostorm laptop.It works fine but when I plugged it in to charge as battery was low,there was a pop and computer immediately switched off.I have a green flashing light on power supply when connected to laptop,solid when disconected.Laptop boots up fine on battery,but as soon as I plug in power,it immediately shuts off again.
    I took it apart,and the solder joint of one of the jack pins is burned a little.I tried resoldering this,but it has made no difference.I would be grateful for any advice thanks.


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Sounds like the power jack is damaged or faulty.

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