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My laptop won't take a charge, bought new adapter. No luck.

My Dell Laititude Laptop stopped taking a charge(the battery died, I hooked it up to the wouldn't turn on or charge). I assumed it was the adapter, bought a new one, tried to charge luck. Any thoughts on what else it could be?

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  • today25er May 14, 2010

    When I tested my original Adapter the LED light turns green. When I plug it into the computer it the light does not turn on. I assume this means it's not charging the battery. I checked the battery for signs of damage and the connections as well. They look fine(and newish) to me. Is my battery toast?



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To see if it is something with the charging process..I ..if I was in your place get it to a store...where you bought the battery ..and ask for a charged battery and try it on ..if it do not power means that it is something wrong with the power line of the mother board...or with the CPU ..or the mother board...Remember ..the first time you thought the battery is should have checked if it opens cause even with no battery at all they have to function when is plugged on the power adapter/charger..if it do not...and it work with a charged battery ..than the charger itself is to blame ...but if both charger and battery are ok ..than is the motherboard ...
When only the cpu is to blame ...the actual lights will light ..the power..(that indicates the curent into the main board) ...and when the battery is in and the charger plugged..the green light that shows the charging process had to be on also..
If no light is on will have to see if a plug on the main board is not accidentally unplugged...or the mini board for the power button may be also unplugged or damaged...(for this one only remove the snapped in cover of the hinges..and take a look on the ribbon that plugs on the main board)
if nothing at all is lighting on the it ...this is either a contact (if you are lucky ..and you can detect the break with a measurement tool for voltage ...just follow the power line in ...after you take it apart ) or is the motherboard itself...and you will have to change it all..cause they are pretty compact..and in this case either buy a new one ...or look for a second hand with the display broke ...or stripped ..and just take the board (this is the cheapest but risky way )..

Let me know what you have done ..and how it behaving ...but to tell you from the start ..if no power light is on...this is the board ..

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    Catalin Turcu May 14, 2010

    I sow your comment and Im sorry to disappoint you ...I suggested to try an already charged battery from a similar model in a shop...but ..if the laptop is not working with the plug of the adapter in means that it has other issues than the battery cause in general it should work without battery inside just directly on the adapter This is what I already explained earlier..If the green is on .t means that they are both ok ..but if the power led is not, it means the mother board do not receive power..and this is the issue ..either is damaged..or its a short somewhere..or is the plug to blame...but the fact that it do not runs on battery it means the board its probably gone..


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  1. Check the Battery and Connections:
    1. Remove the battery from the system.
    2. Look at the connectors in the bay and on the battery for signs of physical damage.
    3. Check the battery charge by pressing the status button or image on the battery near the LED's.

The lights indicate the current amount of charge on the battery. If all the LED's come on when you press the button, the battery is fully charged. If fewer lights are lit, then the battery is partially charged. If any lights flash, or blink, there could be a problem with the battery.
D. Consult the Tell Me How guide for more information on battery LED's:
E. Where to find the Dell Tell Me How and User's Guides
    1. Reinsert the battery; push until it locks into place and the latch snaps back to the locked position.
  1. Swap Bays or Try A Second Computer:
    • Some systems can run with the battery in either bay. Try swapping bays if you have one of these systems.
    • If you have access to a second computer like your own, try to charge your battery in that system.

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • today25er May 14, 2010

    When I pressed the button on the battery no lights lit up...thoughts?

  • if you have done all above instrctions it mean bettry is gone your have to replce that

    if your laptop is less then one year then takit to the dell service center

    contect me if any further require any halp



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