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It was working fine and then went off. It would not power up.We were traveling in the car using a Radio Shack inverter for powering the laptop. Any ideas?

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  • thsims Jun 25, 2009

    It was on my lap, I was wearing shorts, warm to my leg but not hot. Unfortunately I was on my cell phone when it shut off and I did not notice what happened. I was using a new $40 inverter from Radio Shack at the time, so I cannot say if the problem is with the inverter or what. The inverter is one that one end goes in the DC outlet and the other end has a DC outlet and an AC outlet. I have tried charging the battery but doesn't help. just a little more info for you.

  • thsims Jun 25, 2009

    Also, the laptop is a Dell Inspiron E1505, not 6000. sorry,

    Tom

  • thsims Jun 25, 2009

    I used a digital volt meter. the inverter was giving off 91 volts. Probably the culprit of the problem...???...

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If the computer overheated, it could have shut down. If the inverter broke, it could give invalid voltages overloading the computer and possibly shorting the motherboard. I would have a repair shop give you a estimate, it should be free. Then post a reply and i wiil walk you through a process to repair the computer (if applicable)

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