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No Power My 600M stopped charging and will not work with DC power pack. I replaced the DC Power Jack and purchased a new power supply. It still does the same thing. The green light on the power supply goes out immediately after I plug the cord into the DC jack. I welcome all the help that anyone can provide. Thanks

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  • wccx4jg24 Nov 27, 2008

    How did you go about replacing the DC Jack, I think it is the only problem with mine, but I cannot get down to only the motherboard, there is some kind of plastic internal skeleton that I cannot find a single screw or other way to detach so I can clearly get to the jack.

  • rickhaugez Apr 28, 2009

    AC POWER CORD I HAVE TWO OF THEM AND TWO BATTERIES FOR NOTEBOOK IT DOES NOT POWER UP BECAUSE BATTERIES ARE NOT GETTING RECHARGED AND AC POWER NOT WORKING HOW OR CAN YOU REPAIR AC ADAPTER IN NOTEBOOK OR IS IT A MOTHERBOARD PROBLEM?

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This is a motherborad problem If the machine if new-ish contact Dell A reair shop may be able to help- but a machine that is more than say 2 years old is proba;by better simply to replace it.

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