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Can't charge battery or run off AC

A Dell 5150 recently became unable to run from AC power. I tried hooking up the AC plug from another Dell and it still doesn't get any power. The 5150 plug from that machine works fine on other Dells. Anyone know what is causing this issue and if they sell the replacement part to fix it? To be specific 1) 5150 gets no power from its own plug and the battery is almost run down now. 2) Other plugs fit and show green but it gets no AC. 3) The 5150 plug charges other Dell machines fine.

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  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    After turning on my computer, the screen stay black

  • corso Sep 05, 2008



    After turning on my computer, the screen stays in black

  • benthobe Nov 11, 2008

    My Inspiron does the same thing, it even gave me a warning dialog box telling me the computer could not recognize the AC adapter. Which should be a clue that it has nothing to do with the adapter itself. I read something on another site about re-circulating (?) the AC jack itself? Any suggestions?

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I have the same problem. You have to take your battery out and then plug it in. I had my motherboard replaced and it is a little better, but I still have a bad connection between the charger and the laptop. I have to make sure they are connected just right for it to work at all.

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You may have a problem in the DC charge circuitry. These parts are located on the moatherboard directly and can't be bought separately and repaired. You must send your Dell to a specialised service to have it fixed by them. Sorry, I can't see no other way for this problem to be solved.

Posted on Jan 21, 2007

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