I just got a new ac adapter for my inspiron (from dell) and when I plug it into the eletrical outlet the green light on the brickk stays on for about 2 seconds. Then nothing and when I plug it into the computer still nothing. I can charge my computer with my sons ac adapter from his 1525. Any suggestions?
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try to remove the battery from the computer, after unplugging it, plug in the AC adapter without the battery and check if it will turn on. if it doesnt then 2 possible reason
1. the AC adapter is busted, you can try a known good Dell AC adapter. if its still now working with a know good AC adapter then
2. its the motherboard that needs to be replaced.
Hope this help
try this first. drain the flea power. remove batter and ac adapter. press and hold on the power button for 10 seconds. plug back ac adapter and battery. go online to http:support.dell.com then download the latest bios update.
once you reach the dell support site select on support for home users. then drivers and downloads. enter the service tag.
when the list of drivers and updates are listed make sure you selected the correct operating system. look for the BIOS then download it via browser. (do not download the manager)
after the download run or install the update.
If all fails. try a diff ac adapter if same problem message appears then replace the motherboard. else replace ac adapter.
the Dell AC adapter has a sensing pin so the bios can determine the wattage of the adapter. If the system cannot ID the adapter, the battery charger circuit is disabled. You'll need a functional DELL ac adapter to get the battery to charge
On the ac adaptor, look for a green light that will turn on when you plug it into the wall outlet, if its on that means the ac adapter working. If you get a green light on the ac adapter but then the green light goes away when you plug it into the laptop then that means the laptop has a bad motherboard.
If you plug the ac adapter into a wall outlet and get no green light then that means the ac adapter is bad and you would need to get another one.
check if the ac adapter or charger has a green light on it. if not, replace the charger. for dell chargers, it should have a green light to indicate that the charger is getting power from the wall outlet. if the ac adapter is good, then you might need to replace the mother board as the ac port is integrated.