Question about Computers & Internet
Plug the adaptor in to the plug socket and the light is green , plug into the laptop and it blinks and wont work the laptop.
Does the charge light come on? It could be the connection piece of it, they are made pretty flimsy..
If you know how to safely do this check the voltage on the computer side of the adapter for the proper voltage.. sounds like it's on it's last legs though.
Posted on Apr 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have a ground fault issue in the DC JACK.
There are escentially 4 circuits in the jack and one is not making contact.
1: Negative Charge circuit (outter ring)
2: Negative Run circuit (outter ring)
3 Positive (Inner Ring)
4: Signal (center pin)
I believe the negative charge circuit (outter ring) is not making contact internally. Typically what happens on that model DC Jack is the tension contact metal becomes fatigued, and does not touch the outter ring.
This could come from Heat causing early fatigue of the metal.
Or normal wear, the metal has simply worn out from regular insert/removal.
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Posted on Apr 01, 2008
SOURCE: laptop won't turn on
I am facing a similar problem with 5160 and my power button will not power up the laptop. I presses the shift key, it got powered up (offcourse only fan started but the screen is black)
Try pressing shift key to power up.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
SOURCE: laptop won't turn on
The blinking orange battery light generally indicates that the battery isn't working properly, usually going out and not charging properly. In this case, since the adapter will not power the machine without the battery, and it should, I'm going to say that the adapter is going out and not getting the proper amount of power to the system. Try replacing the adapter. Be sure to replace it with a Dell replacement, the Targus brand universal adapters do not work well with Dell machines, and in most cases won't work at all.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
This is something that should be left to a professional. A local repair shop should be able to handle this task easily. but if you insist you can try here
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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