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Dell b120 inspiron turns on but turns off after POST. Suspect battery. Tried to operate with AC adapter without battery- Did'nt work

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The battery has to be fully charged and the ac adapter in on that one.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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Replaced DC power jack on Dell Inspiron B120. When I turn on the computer the 1st green light stays on steady the 2nd and 3rd blink occasionally but the screen is black. Any suggestions will be...


There could be many reasons for your problem from shorting something out while the motherboard was exposed to over heating the area at the power jack. My first and simplest suggestion would be to remove, and re-seat the memory modules. Are you sure you have good solder contacts on the jack you replaced?

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HI There,

"move the laptop" is pretty much a dead giveaway that it's the DC Powerjack, just as you suspect. Even though it may not seem loose, its interior connection on the board is probably just enough compromised to cause the lack of power supply.

I used to solder these myself but now send them out to several different vendors on eBay without problems. Of course, your issue will be whether to spring for the 80 to 100 bucks for the jack replacement or move to a newer rig.

Best of luck to you.

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I am using a Dell Laptop and it is inspiron 1501. But its battery is not charging. I get 2 error message the adapter can not recognise... The battery can not recogise.. Something like that. The laptop gets...


try to remove the battery from the computer, after unplugging it, plug in the AC adapter without the battery and check if it will turn on. if it doesnt then 2 possible reason
1. the AC adapter is busted, you can try a known good Dell AC adapter. if its still now working with a know good AC adapter then
2. its the motherboard that needs to be replaced.
Hope this help

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Dell systems will not charge the battery without a Dell Branded AC adapter connected to the system (The BIOS looks for the adapter ID and disables the battery charger if not ID'd)
It appears, that since the system will not power on with either AC adapter, that there is a problem with the power connection of the system. You can replace the power board
http://cgi.ebay.com/DeLL-Inspiron-1525-1526-Power-Jack-Board-48-4W006-011_W0QQitemZ380212346664QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotherboards?hash=item58866bff28#ht_953wt_1165
if that fails to resolve next is the motherboard
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Sounds like a bad AC adapter not charging the system. If a known good adapter has the same issue (Or this adapter works on another system) then it is a motherboard replacement

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Dell inspiron b120 laptop won't power up


i dont know why dell did this but you have to have battery to run your laptop. the ac coard charges the battery which runs the computer. I really know why but i dont like the configuration. it is so the power is clean to your computer and so the can have less parts in the laptop you need to get a new battery

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You mentioned trying a different battery, try a different AC adapter.

When plugging in the ac adapter to the wall, see if the POWER LED comes on on the adapter, then when you connect it to the computer, see if the LED stays on.

If the issue occurs with both AC adapters (No battery installed) then the motherboard has failed. If one ac adapter works but the other doesn't then the adapter is bad

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Is the laptop working without the battery, directly on AC. Have you tried using another charger or battery to see if its charging.

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