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Inspiron 1501 ac adapter problems

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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  • immalik726 Feb 08, 2009

    my original charger isnt working,it wont charge the computer and the light green is not on?what shall i do?replace the whole computer or just buy the charger?how much does those run for and where can i find it?

  • reddcard Feb 19, 2009

    I have the exact same problem when the adapter is plugged into the wall the green led is lit. When i plug it into the computer it immediatley goes out. I have tried it with my old adapter and a new one from Dell. Should the computer work with the adapter when the battery is out?

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Send it back and get another . It is obviously defective if the other works on your computer. 

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