Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
This is a common problem. The issue is almost certainly a faulty power board, a small PCB that accepts the power input and also holds two USB sockets – located on the top left side of the PC near the screen.
If your machine is in warranty the solution is a Dell repair/replacement.
If out of warranty then you will need to replace the component, or have someone do it for you.
The procedure involves buying a new power board, (Part number 48.4W006.021, available from Dell or more cheaply on Ebay at about £35), and replacing the old component. This is a task you should only undertake if you are comfortable with disassembling your laptop right down to removal of the system board. Instructions can be found in the Dell Service Manual at
This is not difficult if you are competent at this type of repair, but I would not recommend it for someone that has not taken a laptop apart before.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
what you are telling me proves that the AC adapters are working fine, so there is something that is causing the issue at the laptop,
if your laptop is not charging when its in off state as well, then it signals that most likely you are having a hardware problem
call dell technical support they will replace the faulty hardware, let them know what you already have tried with the laptop to troubleshoot.
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Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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