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Inspiron laptop Battery won't charge

Hi, I recently bought a new adapter (P12), and a new battery recently for my Inspiron 6000. Everything was fine after a month of use until last night when I plugged the adaptor in (it's fine, tested it), and the power was connecting but the battery wasn't charging. I can run the laptop on AC, but it won't charge the battery.

I've since tested the battery on another laptop, and it seems fine. Any suggestions on what's gone wrong?

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  • rekabill Nov 09, 2008

    My Dell 6000 laptop is doing the same thing runs fine on a/c power but won't charge the battery.. any help for this problem

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    my battery will not charge

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Same problem here. Laptop runs on AC, but does not charge new battery. Power light on laptop is not lit.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Same problem here. Laptop runs on AC power, but will not charge NEW battery. Power light on laptop is not lit. Is the problem the new battery, adapter, or mainboard?

  • mgarj2 Feb 22, 2009

    I can run my Inspiron 6000 with a fully charged battery - however the system wont charge or run using ac power adaptor. Is the motherboard daed - or the ac power unit? The green light does power on when plugged in...

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    i have the same problem or can say had the same problem. after months of this problem my computer isnt even making the connection between my comp and power adapter now. its not the battery or adapter because i have boughten both. so its the computer. i was told its the motherboard. but im not sure

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Update laptop bios go dell.com check for update of your laptop model....
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Hi, i am have the same problem. laptop works fine on power cord but wont charge. it wont let me up date the bios drivers with less then 10% of battery life, anyone have an idea on how i can get it to charge enough to get the bios drivers in there. also do u think i need a new mother board?

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SOURCE: Inspiron laptop Battery won't charge

Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not,
Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not,
Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.

Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.

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My Inspiron 6000 won't charge the battery.


Hi,

According to your problem, this may occurs for either the battery of your laptop or the charger is faulty. First check electric outlet where you have plugged your laptop charger is OK. Then check the power cord. If everything OK then you have to change the battery.

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Battery won?t charge and AC adaptor not recognized


I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that just turned two years old.

After one year, my dell 6-cell battery started to falter, so Ipurchased a new 9-cell battery. This worked fine until a couple ofmonths ago when I noticed that my 65W adaptor was frayed. I bought anew 65W Dell Inspiron 6000 ac adapter andit worked well for about a week until I noticed that my battery wasn’tcharging at times. If I was patient, or unplugged the adapter andplugged it back in, the battery began charging and all was saved.
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This lasted only a short time until my Dell Inspiron 6000 batterywouldn’t charge at all for long periods of time, and sometimes thecomputer wouldn’t turn on, even if plugged into the wall. I thought itmight still be the adaptor, so I borrowed a fully functioning 90W Delladapter from a family member to test the system. This worked better,but still not great.

When I removed the battery and started only fromAC power, the functionality was also intermittent. Usually, if thecomputer actually started, I received the start-up error “The Inspiron 6000 AC AdapterType could not be determined, etc. etc. etc.” After pressing F1, thecomputer booted, but if the battery wasn’t in, the computer didn’tusually last long before shutting off. Unsure if maybe the battery wasthe problem, I put the 6-cell Inspiron 6000 batteryback in, and it too wouldn’t charge, although (together with the 90Wadapter) my computer would at least start more consistently if pluggedin. The error remained however, and sometimes the system stopsrecognizing power and switches to my ever dwindling battery power untilthe adapter is recognized again.
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The problem is with the jack on the motherboard inside our Inspiron 6000’s. This is the jack you plug your power plug into on the back of the laptop.

Somehow the jack gets worn and does not make correct contact withthe laptop so the Laptop does not see the power supply as a legit Dellbrand. So the powersupply will not charge the laptop battery and run the laptop at the same time.

DC power jack repair guide. Do-it-yourself instructions.

Modern laptops are all sold with built-in wireless laptop ac adapter.Some power notebooks used by corporate road warriors will have powerfulcellular adapters that connect the laptop to the Internet via the cellphone infrastructure

A bad connection between DC-IN power jack on the system board and the system board is a very common problem with dell pa 12,dell e1505 and Dell Inspiron 6000notebooks. If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix theproblem by resoldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it’s stillunder warranty, it would be fixed at no charge to you. Problem symptoms:
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  • Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  • Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wigglethe power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  • The battery will not get charged.
  • When you plug ac adapter for laptop, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED * activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).
To fix the problem, you have to take your laptop apart, remove the system board to resoleder or replace the DC-IN jack. dell pa 12 and Dell Inspiron 6000 disassembly guides will help you to remove the system board. Take a closer look at the power jack on the system laptop board witha magnifying glass. In most cases you get the power problem because ofa bad connection between the DC jack and the system board, you’ll see acrack between the DC jack connector and the system board.

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Inspiron 6000-flashing battery light


Hello,

Since you said the battery is not charging, why don't you remove the battery and charge directly to see if your laptop adapter will charge your laptop. Because i for see your laptop adapter been bad that is why it is not charging your laptop.

If it did not, it means your laptop adapter is bad and will need to be replace in order to charge your laptop.

Just change the adapter as advice and your laptop will charge.

Take care.

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I would say that the power management portion of the system board is probably faulty if it behaves the same with both the factory battery and the aftermarket.

Many systems have the charge controller and battery interface on a separate board but unfortunately on the Inspiron 6000 it's integrated.

FYI, Here's a copy of the service manual for that system: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/index.htm

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Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not,
Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not,
Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.

Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.

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