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Dell inspiron b120 laptop won't power up

I've got a dell inspiron b120 laptop. It will not run on AC power. I know the battery is getting bad, and I'm sure it's dead now, but it won't even boot up with AC power. I checked the voltage on the adapter and it is correct. If the battery is in the laptop when I plug it in, the battery light blinks twice and that's it. The connection is good on the laptop. I've tried the hard reset, nothing. The green lights are the only signs of life, no fans, drive, nothing. I'd really appreciate the help. Thanx

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  • ericcvitale Jun 23, 2009

    Are you sure? I just talked to dell and they told me you can take out the battery and it would still run on AC power. Are they steering me wrong?



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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

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Richard Klein
    Richard Klein Aug 20, 2014

    My Inspiron B120 runs *only* with the battery removed. This is apparently a sign of a dead battery. I'm going to try buying a new battery, but it certainly runs with no battery installed, in any case.



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