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I bought a new ac power adapter for my dell xps and it is still not powering on, the new adapter has the same p/a as the old one

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  • morrow2062 May 30, 2008

    It is a laptop and the reason i beleive it to be bad is because it kept getting bent from people not using it correctly so i cut it re-wired it and it worked for a week,then at the end of the week it stopped so i bought a new cord and it will still not power on,i dont know the service tag off the top of my head but its a dell xps 1210

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    is this a desktop or a laptop?

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I'm a Dell DCSE what is the serial# there are several troubleshooting steps to take but without disassembling the entire unit would like to go with the easiest for the end user first. try removing the Memory, HDD, Keyboard wireless adapter and PCMCIA cards. Out of curiosity what led you to believe the AC adapter was bad?

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It could be a bad power supply or motherboard.

Do you hear fans running?

  1. If not, then it is probably the power supply which Dell should replace if under warranty
  2. If yes, but still won't power up, then it might be the motherboard which Dell should replace if under warranty
Hope this helps! : )

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http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


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