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Dell Inspirion 5160 USB/charging problem

I have a Dell 5160. the USB ports no longer work, they seem to get power to a mouse for example, but is not seen or operative.

it's very flaky about charging. Generally it must discharge completely, and often will not run off of AC.

I'm all ears!!!!

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  • Dom2please Mar 04, 2008

    No, no warranty I'm afraid. I joined a class action suit here in the US which was won in Canada, I think that is my only hope frankly.



    Thanks,



    David

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Well, then, lend me your ears, eh?

sounds like you're right on the front door of a possible motherboard major headache, with charging and usb ports unhappy.

this still under warranty? Check here to make sure

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 04, 2008

    hmmm..class action against Dell?

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