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Battery wont charge unless I jiggle the cord - Dell Inspiron 1521 Notebook

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  • vvjohnandviv Nov 25, 2009

    My Dell Inspiron 1521 will not turn on. When power button is pressed, power button illuminator key comes on (lights up blue) but nothing else happens. Screen stays black with no cursor showing (dead screen). I have tried pulling the battery and only had power plug in. What might the problem be?

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Sounds like a new power cord or power cord connector is required on the laptop, or both. It may also be a damged cord so check for any obvious kinks, cuts, crush marks etc and replace the cord if necessary.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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Hi,

This is due to a faulty cord or a damaged power inlet on the motherboard. Hope for your part it is the cord. Try a new power cord and if it doesn't work I'm afraid you might have to replace your motherboard...

Cheers

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

Testimonial: "I just bought a new cord and it worked great the first few times or so, then it was back to jiggling the cord."

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