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When i plug in my a/c adapter to my laptop, my laptop is on a/c power. After after 15 mins ,each I minute , it reverts back to battery and immediatelt back to A/C and this continues on. When I remove my battery , after 5 mins , the laptop switches off.

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Start by checking the power supply with an ohm meter to see if it has the proper output. If the machine is starving for power it will jump back and forth from battery to AC. You can find the output ratings on the side of the supply. If the supply checks good, then I'm afraid the problem is with the power managment chip on the motherboard. The PM chip controls the power input and the switching from battery to AC, it also controls the charging system.

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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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Remove the battery and replace it, test. If this does not work, attempt to power on with the AC adapter plugged in and no battery in the system. If this works, you have a bad battery. If this does not work, watch the light on the ac adapter. If the green light goes out when you press the power button, something more is wrong with the system. Further information is desired. When you press the power button, do any lights on the system light up? Do the fans in the computer turn on? Does it make ANY noise? Finally, if available, it is desirable to try a different and known functional AC adapter.

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The input jack that is soldered to the motherboard (where the AC jack plugs in) probably has a cold solder joint. Thus the laptop switches from battery to AC power. You can try to have the solder joints
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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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Hi, With or without, good or bad, new or old battery, the laptop should work as long as the "charger" is plug in to your AC mains. If it does not, 3 possible faults: 1. The AC charger/adapter is at fault. You would need a voltmeter to test the output of the adapter; 2. Either the jack or the plug has no connection (open); 3. Power supply board of the laptop is at fault. Normally there are fuses inside which opens due to excessive current flow as well as ICs and transistors (surface mounted) that controls the power/charging circuitry. Defective components would need replacement. In any event, perhaps it will be to your advantage to seek the services of a qualified professional of return/replace/repair thru your dealer. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need further information. Golod luck and kind regards.

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