Omg thanks haha been fixxing up my "new" d630 had many issues with it trying to play basic games such as warcraft 3 the screen being dim was annoying^^... for others having issues with d630 gaming i suggest rolling back your display driver from A07 to an earlier A06 version you will no longer have random blue screen crashes.. also i8kfanGUI allows you to be able to control your fan to high mode which dramaticlly helps this model function properly and delays the dreaded "time to clean out the dust" time of year :p
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Try the following steps to solve it: it of googling on the web and finally found the solution here.1 Turn off laptop.2 Unplug AC power.3 Remove battery.4 Replace AC power.5 Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.6 Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.7 Unplug AC power.8 Replace battery.9 Replace AC power.10 Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot. The battery should once again be charging as normal.If it can't still resolve this problem, try a new laptop charger or repair your laptop dc jack.
If you plan to be on a budget for your dell 1525, you may try the following third party charger:
The lightning bolt you describe is the laptop trying to accept a charge,
I'd also look at the charger, if the led on the charger is blinking,
there is a fault on the mobo charging circuit ( power not being able to
complete a circuit)
If you are lucky it could be the powerboard button connection to the motherboard, remove the powerswitch cover carefully and check for broken or crimped connections.
If removing the battery and running on ac power alone will not work, you may have a faulty dc port, and will need to replace it ( cheap enough).
After that, the indications are that there is a more serious fault on the motherboard.
there is a configuration of each one of the three plans of energy, and there you can change the time the screen is on when plugged or unplugged, the brightnes, and some stuff more like the wireless. you have to go to "energy option", or something like that... mine is in spanish. and then under each option is the configuration. good luck!!
So you mean the screen goes dimmer when you remove the AC POWER ADAPTER?
If so, then this is due to the POWER SAVER mode that most laptops use for when not plugged into AC.
In control panel (if using XP) there should be a POWER MANAGMENT or BATTERY MANAGEMENT icon or section. In here there are usually settings for what you want the laptop to do with regard to power under different scenarios (ie. No adapter, with adapter, etc).
In the settings there should be an option to turn off power saving mode when the AC adapter is not plugged in.
Hi there yes its the graphic drivers that needs installing, i must also tell you that when you remove AC power from the laptop it will go into power saving mode and you will notice that the screen dims a little, this is normal and nothing to worry about
Well, the battery is it's own separate module. The battery most likely will just pop out of the laptop wherever it is.
The AC cord is a power supply ran from a normal household outlet. It also charges the battery. So, you can both charge the battery and run the laptop at the same time. The battery is probably only going to be used on the run anyhow. :) So, you can just use the AC cord whenever you have access to an outlet.