Question about Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook
It sounds like the adaptor has failed and needs to be replaced. However on some models you can get the same thing if the power jack it plug into on the laptop is loose. If you put the plug into the jack and then gently move it it side to side (very gently we don;t want to make a new problem) it should not move to the sides and should be fairly snug. If you do this with the adaptor plugged in if the jack is loose you may find just the spot where it works again and may see the lights blink on. If thats happens the jack needs to be replaced.
You really need to check the adaptor before getting a new one. For this you need to use a voltmeter. The meter will show or should show a number higher than what the rating is on the label. Thats normal. If it doesn't then replace it.
Finally some models will not run with a bad battery. They may run without it but not with a bad one.If it does anything at all with the battery then it should be good but needing a charge. If its over say 1.5 to 2 years old and you either use it a lot on the battery or not at all (always on the charger) then it may need replacing.
You just need to rule out what the cause it. Start with the plug, then the adaptor. The battery is the culprit when everything else works.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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