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Not powering up.

I have  D800 and when I plug in the adapter in to the computer the green indicator on the adapter goes out.The adpter works fine with a diffirent dell.Is this a board problem or a socket problem?

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Re: Not powering up.

Could be either but it's pretty common to have power socket or power pin problems. The pins/Sockets are poorly designed and poorly manufactured. There is a HUGE industry in just fixing the pin/socket problems on laptops. I've fixed one each on my Sony Z505 and my wifes Fujitsu. The problem is caused by the daily tugging and pulling on the cord. It puts strain on the poorly designed socket.

Once you get it fixed you might try gettinga Cable Retention Device like the one on this video. . . I did and so far no more pin problems.

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Sounds like a socket problem

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