Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a dell inspiron 1545 just over a year old. I have the laptop plugged in and working but the amber light is flashing on the front and the battery is not charging....heeeellllppppppp please

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,567 Answers

First, you need to make sure your power adapter is providing enough power to both run the laptop & charge the battery. A very good way to do this is to compare your laptop voltage & ampere requirements (written on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop) with the voltage & ampere ratings of the power adapter. Voltages should be the same, or the power adapter's voltage about up to 0.5 volts more than the laptop's voltage rating. Amperage of the power adapter should be at least equal to or greater than the laptop's rating. It should never be less than the laptop's rating, or else the power adapter will be providing insufficient amperes to charge the battery. Of course, the power adapter's nominal amperage might be ok, but it degraded on usage. You can verify this by testing using a good or new power adapter.
If the battery did not charge using the new power adapter, take the battery off the laptop, & using a dry tooth brush, scrub in between the fins of the battery connector on the motherboard & on the battery it self, then put the battery back into the laptop & try again.
If this still did not resolve the problem, then the battery itself could be bad. Try it on another laptop, or try a good or new battery in your laptop.
If this did not work, there might be a possibility that the charging circuitry on the laptop's motherboard is defective & needs servicing. In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Inspiron 1545 turns off when I unplug it from adapter, and when plugged in, the power light on front flashes four times orange and one time white repeatedly.


Does the battery for dell inspiron 1545 plug in. It maybe because the battery pack is too hot ,you can turn off the laptop,let the pc notebook and the laptop battery both cooled down.Then try turn on it to see. If still happen to the matter,it must because the wrong turn off did harm to your Inspiron 1545 laptop adapter.

Dec 16, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

I have just installed a new battery on my inspiron 1545 laptop and now the power light flashes white then amber.


Before you start using it, leave it charged for few hours while the laptop is off. If the problem persists, remove the battery and boot with only the adaptor. In case, it's ok, then the problem is with the battery, perhaps it has a defect with it. You better get another replacement.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 07, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

Ac adapter problem with dell inspiron 1545


TRy to remove the battery, then power the laptop on with only the ac power adapter inserted. if it powers, then your adapter is ok, and insert battery while its on, battery charging should start. otherwise, you could be having a problem with your charging system.
Regards

Apr 19, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

No power to dell inspiron 1545 adapter


Ya this is a AC adapter Failure if there is no blue light then ,if you have any other known good AC adapter to try with if it works then it faulty call DELL with see whether your system is in warranty, there is 20 digit long serial no on the dell ac adapter,they will replace it if it is in warranty

Jan 09, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

Bettery problem


Hi,


It could be the battery is already degraded. If the battery is more than 2 yrs. old you could check the battery health meter and see if you need to replace it. Hope this helps

Dec 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook

1 Answer

Amber light on front of laptop flashes.


The Battery indicator LED is to the right of the power LED. Flashing AMBER indicates a fault with the Battery. To resolve, replace the system battery.

Apr 13, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron flashing amber power light, not charging


I would think the batteries need replacing. That happened to my Dell Latitude CPI. The batteries won't charge past about 3%, so I got new ones and that did the trick. If this is under a year old I would contact Dell about it, if it is under a year old they should replace the batteries.

Hope this helps.

Feb 23, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 power supply ** FREE...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

208 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...