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Dell Inspiron 6400 Power Problems

Bought Inspiron 6400 laptop in april of this year and in august i started having power problems first - when i press power button the power led on the right of the system lights for a few seconds then fades, and sometimes the 3 locks on the left light for a few seconds as well and then fades. NB " this is without the battery in the laptop".

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  • FATHOM_THiS Jan 24, 2008

    My laptop's battery doesn't even hold a charge anymore... it's like I don't have a battery in it at all. The only way I can run it is with it plugged in... and the batter light constantly flickers between red and green regardless of the fact that my battery doesn't hold a charge...

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    I bought my dell inspiron in july last year. it was on when the mnitor became inanimate. i switched it off, but when I tried to put it on again it refused. the 3 locks led on the left and the 2 power leds all come on for a couple of seconds and go off. i have tried it several times, same result.

  • MissBuko Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. I bought my Dell Inspiron 600m second-hand from Ebay a couple years ago, and in less than a year the battery died. So now I just run it without the battery, plugged in. But now, and even before the battery died, whenever I try to turn it on, the LED lights turn on for a few seconds, then fade out. I have to try several times before the computer finally turns on. Sometimes I've found that banging my fist on the area next to the touchpad/mouse helps, but other times it doesn't. It's getting really annoying...

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    i have a dell inspiron 6400 notebook. it won't charge. when i press the power button the led lights up for a few seconds and then fades. this happens with and without the battery. even hen the power adaptor is plugged

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    power problems,when i prees power button the power led go off with the battery the power adaptador is plugged i have tried it several times same result

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Daughter was using her Dell Inspiron 6400 and the power shut down. Now the power won't come on at all.

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Sounds like the power pin is either loose or damaged. . . .Happens from jerking or tugging on the cord too much.

Once you get it fixed you need one of these. . .

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Could very well be the RAM slots as weve ran into it on these before as well. Try swapping the Modules around and running on one stick at a time. If its the issue the other will eventually fail as well. These can be reworked so the problem wont resurface.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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You need to keep the battery in the pc - even if it's dead !! If the problem exists & the pc stays on - then I wouldn't worry about it :) If the problem still exists & switches itself off,then you should get in touch with customer support as it's still under warranty Regards, Freddie

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Hi xxxghostxxx, My laptop is having the same problem as you do. Did you found out what is the problem that is causing it? Thanks,

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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This is a design to fail issue. Dell will integrate flaws into their technology so that it doesn't last too long.

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