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Laptop will not charge

The laptop will not charge, I have checked the fuse in the plug, what is the mots likely casue?

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Bad charger. Try with another charger you can borrow from a friend.

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Take the battery out, plug in the charger and see if the laptop works. If it works, the battery may be the problem. Check the AC Adapter
Check to make sure the adapter is plugged securely into the wall outlet, connected firmly to the adapter box and to the back of your laptop. Most AC adapters have a little light in them on that rectangular box in the middle of the cord that lights up when it's getting electricity. If that light isn't on, try a different outlet. Check your fuse or circuit breaker box and plug a different device into that outlet to make sure there is power to it. If it still does not light up, your adapter could need replacing. Also check the adapter box for signs of warmth, as it will generate heat when it's plugged in. No heat means no power.

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Just had a thunderstorm last night. My Dell Inspiron 700m was connected to a Triplett Power Strip. Other devices connected to the power strip seem to be working. When I put the power supply plug in the...

Normally the AC adaptor gets fried, the fuse inside the plug that goes into the mains normally blows. If you are getting power to the laptop in some form, you should first of all check the adapter.

Plug this into the mains and, with a multimeter set to 20 volts DC place the red probe onto the inner jack pin, and the black probe to the outer part of the jack, see if the voltage reading is 20 volts, give or take a volt. ONLY do this if you have first inspected the charger, check for any burning smell or melting of the case or wires (to be safe).

If the voltage is correct, (remember that dell laptops will only charge with genuine Dell chargers), the charger may be powering the laptop but NOT charging it..If you can, try and obtain another Dell charger to eliminate the charger being at fault.

Now remove the battery, press and hod the power button for 30 seconds and try it on ac power alone, a fried battery will sometimes stop the laptop from booting, if it DOES boot, the battery has been damaged (possibly the battery charge circuit too).

If it does NOT boot, the problem lies on the motherboard. There is, near the charger port on the motherboard a small ceramic fuse of about 3mm length with metal caps. This may look intact but if again, you apply a multimeter set to 10 Ohms across the terminals of the fuse and do not get a reading, the fuse is dead and will need replaced. I normally bridge the fuse connections with a soldered wire of 3 amps but this is NOT a recommended fix long term

If the laptop still does not boot, there is a resistor or possibly a capacitor blown, remove the motherboard fully and check , you will see a blown resistor as it will appear charred and blackened, whilst capacitors tend to burst at the top (usually).

In this case, it is probably not worth the cost of fixing.

If the laptop does boot, but does not charge even with a new charger, look at the motherboard again, near the battery I THINK there is a similar ceramic fuse for the battery charging circuit, check this also

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for your laptop side, default settings is very good actually, so try to revert back to default settings. Changing pavilion dv9000 Battery is expensive and I don't see any need in it, if you have been using your laptop only for 6 months.

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You might try cleaning the battery compartment. Makeing sure there are no damaged pins. Often times even a single messed up pin will cause this. Also this is a very good indication of adaptor failure. If you haven't allready I suggest getting another ac adapter specific to you machine. Even a substitute will casue the same issue you are now experianceing.

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Toshiba Laptop wont work unless plugged in, i recently bought a new battery think that the battery was the problem and still it doesnt work unless its plugged in. please help me!

Go to CONTROL PANEL / POWER OPTIONS / POWER METER. Is the battery charged or charging?

If POWER METER says the battery is charged, you have a motherboard problem. Take it to a tech.

Do you have a voltmeter?

Remove the battery and check for voltage at the laptop's battery contacts, while it is plugged in. No voltage = charging circuit defect. A blown internal fuse or other motherboard problem. Take it to a tech.

Voltage OK or no voltmeter - take it to a tech.

A qualified technician should have a schematic and other technical documentation for your model It can be rather difficult (expensive) and hit-or-miss to locate possible fuses without the factory paperwork.

Good luck.

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