I have a power problem: both my battery and AC adopter are new, but I noticed that my battery is not changin up at all. One time, I let the laptop plugged in for over five hours. Then, I switched into bettery use, but whithin five minutes the battery became dead. So, I removed the battery in order to use the adopter, but the system won't start at all. In addition to that, I checked the battery by pushing the test putton on the battery, and all I could see is one green led. the rest are off. Now, I can't use by laptop due to this problem. Also, at the starting time the Bios showed F1 to continue! before the system died again, because the battery was not fully change.
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Re: Power problem with dell latitude.
This is a failed power management system on the motherboard. The power management system regulates the power input, usage, allows the machine to switch from AC t battery, and controls the charging. When this fails it can cause problems ranging from battery not charging, power on battery only, power on AC or battery but not both, no power at all, and more. You will most likely have to replace the motherboard, however, there are a few places that do circuitry and component repairs on motherboards. Google motherboard repair facilities, get an estimate, and compare the price to a new board.
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If the D610 works when attached to the AC Power Cord, it is likely that your battery is not capable of taking a charge and needs to be replaced. I have 2 D610 Dell Latitudes and they are very good laptops. Please vote if my information is helpful or not. Recommend me. Thanks UAW 974
The computer doesn't need any drivers to recognize an AC Adapter. If you have purchased the correct AC Adapter for your laptop then it should just work when you plug it in. If it does not then my guess is either you have received a faulty AC Adapter or the DC Jack which you plug into in the back of the laptop is bad. I am assuming your battery is dead and when you plug it in and turn it on nothing happens? You can also try taking the battery out and try to power it on with the AC Adapter plugged in.
The Dell Latitude D610 takes a PA-10 or PA12 AC Adapter. It's 65W or 90W
For 90 watt Adapter the output voltage on your AC Adapter label should read 19.5V and 4.62A At least that's what the Dell brand reads so it should be close to that.
Chances are pretty good that your battery just needs to be replaced. Over time all rechargeable batteries loose their ability to hold a charge. It's also possible, but less likely, that there could be an issue with your AC power adapter or the charging circuitry inside the laptop.
Best bet would be to find a similar laptop with a battery that does charge and switch. If the problem follows the battery then you need a new one.