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Power cord turns computer off

I have a dell inspiron 6000 and it will work when the battery is charged but when i plug it in, it will only last for about 20 seconds before it shuts off. it also has a red tint unti i plug it in, then it slowly goes away, then turns off unexpectedly... any ideas as to what the problem is?

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  • mattrobydek Nov 07, 2007

    just for clarification... do i cut the end that goes into the wall or the end that goes into the computer??? thanks a ton

  • mattrobydek Nov 07, 2007

    that cant be it, i tried my friends power cord and same situation...



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The wires in the plug are shorting out,, cut off the plug go to radio shack buy a " L " type power " barrel adapter " and solder it on and your problem will be solved,,,not good at soldering yourself ? find a friend....

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