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Dell B-130 inspiron When I plug in the charger/ac adaptor, the battery indicator light stays on. I purchased a new adaptor and the same thing is happening. I did notice that the tip gets hot.

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  • sastein Feb 02, 2010

    B130 inspiron by Dell. Unit is 4-5 years old. ac adaptor was not charging the battery, so i purchased a new adaptor. It too is doing the same thing. If I push in the tip, sometimes it will start to power the unit and charge the battery. Battery will not keep charge very long, and tip gets hot. what is the problem?

  • sastein Feb 02, 2010

    how do i change the port, and what is an IC unit (is it an expensive job)

  • sastein Feb 02, 2010

    Dell B-130 inspiron When I plug in the charger/ac adaptor, the battery indicator light stays on. I purchased a new adaptor and the same thing is happening. I did notice that the tip gets hot.


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    Feb 02, 2010 - B130 inspiron by Dell. Unit is 4-5 years old. ac adaptor was not charging the battery, so i purchased a new adaptor. It too is doing the same thing. If I push in the tip, sometimes it will start to power the unit and charge the battery. Battery will not keep charge very long, and tip gets hot. what is the problem?
    Was told that it could be the charging port, or the IC unit is bad.
    Is this really the problem, if so, how do i change the port, what is an IC unit and if replacing, it is it an expensive job?
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The tip should not get hot if it is it the battery is drawing too much current and is faulty.

Either obtain a new battery or get the one fitted to your laptop tested

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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    Tom Feb 03, 2010

    If you can make a connection by "Pushing" it in hard then you may have damaged the female socket which accepts the charge



    This in turn could cause arcing between the pin and the socket which produces heat



    The supply goes in and is regulated by a small pcb (IC) before it is fed to the battery and main pcb



    It will be possible to replace or repair it



    However the cost of doing so can outweigh the cost of replacing the laptop

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Hello and Welcome to Fixya,
By the comments you have added to your query, it seems that either the charging port is having a loose connection or the charging IC (built in charging unit) is making trouble. If you are only having a loose connection, you need to change the charging port and if these is a charger IC fault, then Sad but true the charging IC needs to be replaced.

Best of Luck,

Do rate my solution, If Found Helpful.

Regards.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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    Waqar Hassan Feb 02, 2010

    Sir, actually both the jobs requires professional skills and appropriate tools... I would recommend you to have your machine inspected by an expert physically.... Also make sure you bought the original charger will the matching power rating.........Also on a safer side, do make sure that the battery of your machine is intact and properly connected....

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Hello. The symptoms you are describing are indicative of a battery on it's way out. If your inspiron is under warranty, go to Dell.com and let them know. Otherwise you should have your battery checked, most Radio Shack stores, and computer stores will check the battery for no charge. Regards, Joe

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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