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Power Trouble I got a Dell 1501 for christmas last year and recently my dog chewed through the power cord and i got a new one but my laptop wont turn on its like its not getting a charge. What could cause this? How can i fix it?

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Re: Power Trouble

How to replace the CMOS battery. Like any battery the computer CMOS battery can fail or lose its charge.

No power or computer does not turn on. No power from the computer can be caused by any of the below possibilities. ... into the laptop you should see a power light or battery charge light.

How to replace the CMOS battery. Cause:. Like any battery the computer CMOS battery can fail or lose its charge. ... Most likely causes are bad power supply or bad motherboard.

Good Luck, Please dont for get to Vote.Thank you.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Is the new cord/charger/transformer the EXACT same power specs? When your "dog ate your charger", it may have shorted out something in the Laptop? Was it plugged it when your dog ate it?

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Tell dog to grab it's allowance, and buy you a new laptop


Then protest around the dog daily until it does

(No, you have to feed it)

[Hold the dog's chew toy for ransom. Chew on it a little bit so dog will get the message.
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Press the Power On button, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds.
(And I mean 10. Count; 1001,..1002,..1003,...etc)

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WAIT 1 minute,....turn the laptop on.

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[Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating it! ]

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Please plug your charger and turn on your laptop. If your laptop turn on then your battery is flat and need replacement with new one.

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My dog chewed my power cord. Dh "spliced" and taped for now. The laptop will work with power cord, but battery will not hold ANY sort of charge. Is the problem my cord or the battery now?

ask the dog.....!!!
ok sorry jokes apart...

was the battery working before ur dog helped u out...
remove the power cord and check how long ur battery can hold on till it dies down...when ur notbook is ON

if it holds for more than 10 mins then the battery will charge if the power cord gives it enough power to charge, else u may have a power adaptor that gives enough for notebook to work but not enough for the battery to charge at the same time....
u may have to change both the adaptor and battery....or else change the dog...ha ha ha...
u r the best judge....ask the dog to do some work on it may be......
just kidding....

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