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Power cord shorts out

As soon as i plug the power cord into the back of my dell b120, the green light shuts off and it wont let me power up or charge. What could have gone wrong?

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Hello,

Three possible issues,

1. the cord is bad, to test this go to local PC shop and buy a universal power cord test it with this cord. If it works then your cord was bad and you have purchased the correct part. If it doesnt work return cord for a refund.

2. The connector inside the laptop that the power cord connects to is loose and has a short in it. If its loose take it to a PC Shop that knows how to solder and have them reconnect it securely.

3. The laptop has incurred internal damage possibly from a fall or ruff handling. If this is the case the Motherboard may need to be replaced. If this is the case consider purchasing a new laptop.

Hope this helps,
ArmyMason

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • Garrett Murray
    Garrett Murray Feb 26, 2009

    Hello,

    When you put the cable in the back of the computer does it wiggle? If it does it could mean the port has come free from the motherboard and is shorting out the system. You can take it to any repair place that knows how to solder parts back on motherboards. If its not wiggling I might believe its the power cord and to figure out if this is bad. take your computer over to a repair shop and see if they have a travel plug for your laptop. Use theirs to see if its your power cord.

    Good Luck,
    ArmyMason

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