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Today I was on laptop and everything was fine. I went outside in plugged charger into outside outlet and now it doesn't charge. It doesn't show its green light and it has a beeping noise. My Dell Laptop charger was working fine until one day i saw that the charger was plugged in the charger and jack but not charging the laptop. I checked the charger, and saw that the Green light was turned off. I unplugged the charger and plugged it in again. I saw that the green light turned on for a second and then turned off. and it is not working anymore. I know that the problem is with the charger because i tried using my brother's laptop charger and it was working just fine.

Is there any way to fix it? or i have to get a new one? and if i need a new one where can i get it from?

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    I have the same problem...and don't you suppose its when I need my laptop the most. I've got a paper to write for college and my laptop just went dead. I've had nothing but problems with this computer. I don't know what to do anymore...

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If the charger is older and since you saw the light go on then off again, it could just be the charger wires. Assuming your charger has a black box attached to it, try pushing the cord in towards the black box (usually the end leading to your laptop) . If that doesn't work, wiggle the cord in that area. If this works, your problem is simply the wire is worn out. You can fix it by exposing the inside wire where the bad connection is, snip it, reconnect and cover with electrical tape. I just did this to my sister's last week.

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Unfortunately there is no way of fixing the charger, you will have to get a new one. The cheapest place to get chargers (AC adapters) is on Ebay. This is where I get all chargers for my shop. They have many vendors that just sell chargers, and looks like one for the Insp 6400 runs about $20.

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I had this problem. I slammed the charger hard against the kitchen counter. I did it several times, using several angles. I did it while the charger was plugged in and beeping. Suddenly, it stopped beeping and the light came on. I'm sure it's still a fire hazard, but if you have a deadline to meet, just don't forget to unplug when you are done.

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