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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sound like the battery. Take the battery out and there should be a power meter on it, press it, if there are three lights that flash, the battery is shot. Not all batteries will flash if they are worn out, but they are supposed to. Try a new battery, I believe this will coorect the issue.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
The Dell 1501 ac adapter (possibly other Dell’s as well) has
been known to be problematic because of its lack of a plug to jack secure
fit. You will notice that the plug can
all too easily be pulled from the jack, as opposed to other systems where the
plug fits more securely onto the jack.
The plug and jack combination is poorly designed so that over time, the
plug will come unseated depending on how much movement the machine is subjected
to. This will result in power error
messages or outright power-up failure. So before assuming you have a faulty
adapter, make sure that it is not just a loose plug that is causing the
problem. If you look inside the jack,
you will notice that there is a 3mm region of non-conductive material nearest
the surface of the jack. Use a strip of standard electrical tape 3mm wide and
long enough and wrap it around the base of the plug (you may need more than one
layer of tape to get a good fit). I
have used this method to secure my plug and it has served me well. If the tape
comes undone over time, just simply replace it. A more “elegant” method would be to use an “O” ring of the
appropriate size (about 6mm) around the base of the plug in lieu of the tape.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
If the BIOS cannot ID the charger, the battery will not be charged. Cause: There is a fine wire in the middle of the canon plug to the computer, that sends an ID of the adapter to the BIOS. If that pin is bent or broken, then the system will be powered, but the battery charger is disabled. If another AC adapter for a Dell D-series is available, see if the issue goes away with diferent adapter. If no adapter is available, they are <$50 on Ebay. If you replace the AC adapter, and the issue still occurs, then you'll need to replace the motherboard.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
There are at least four possible causes for this error - (error 3600-0749, right?).
First one: the adapter is faulty. You would need a tester to determine whether the adapter is indeed supplying power. Dell will send you a replacement adapter if the warranty is still good, or you can find one online (model PA-19 PN402, 230W).
Second: one of the DC jack solder points on the motherboard cracked. You may see the error disappear by "wiggling" delicately the jack in the notebook. You either need to call Dell tech support and have the MB replaced for free (if under warranty), at cost - in excess of EUR 400 - or the jack may be resoldered, which will void the warranty and requires experience in disassembling and reassembling the laptop.
Third: motherboard is otherwise damaged (voltage regulators, buffers, and so on). Diagnostics must be performed by a Dell technician; replacement policy as above.
Fourth: you may have problems with the BIOS (if it is a brand new unit), solvable by upgrading - Dell will suggest this avenue first if you call tech support, anyway, so check you've got up-to-date BIOS and drivers.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
i happen to see that a lot.usually its a fault with the power adapter or you are probably using an alternative ( universal ) power adapter. please check and let me know. you could take it to a computer store near you and try using a new dell adapter to rule that out?
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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Make sure the ac adapter is correctly plugged into the notebook and into the power cord.
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