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1525 dell will not turn on, plug in cord and light comes on momentarily then goes out. replaced jack assembly just replaced mother board still the same

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Try replacing the charger sometimes that helps solve the problem.

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Inspiron 1525: "plugged in, not charging"


Not charging means the battery is not being charged. Batteries only have a useful life of so long, then they die and will not take a charge so you have to replace them.

If the laptop works fine when the power cord is plugged in, then just replace the battery. if the laptop does not work on the power cord, then you need to either replace the power cord or look to see if the DC Jack where the power cord plugs into the laptop is broken or wiggles. When the DC Jack it bad the battery will not charge and eventually the laptop will not turn on if the power cord can't make the connection correctly.

Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.

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Maybe it's the DC Jack that the power cord plugs into. If the jack is loose then you will experience the issue you are having.

Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.

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Does your laptop even begin the boot process where it displays stuff on the screen? Do you hear fans running, disk drives running, see lights, hear the cd drive click once and notice a light that comes on the cd drive door briefly when you press the power button? If not you computer either has a bad power cord, a bad dc power jack where the power cord plugs in, a bad mother board or static build up. 1) lets eliminate static buildup by removing the power cord and the battery then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Then replace the power cord but not the battery and hit the power button. If it boots up you had static build up. 2) Take an ink pen and put in in the slot where the power cord plugs into the laptop, if it wiggles loosely then your dc power jack which is soldered onto the motherboard needs to be replaced. 3) If the power jack is tight and when you plug in the power cord if you don't see any lights or hear a fan, disc, cd drive, then you can almost bet your power cord is bad. 4) If the power cord is ok then you have a mother board issue. Normally motherboards will give some beeps or constantly blinking lights when you plug in the power cord and try to boot up. These beeps or blinking lights will tell the technician what is wrong with your computer.

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The costs of a replacement mainboard and the labor to install it makes the operation pointless. Time for a new laptop....it's cheaper.

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Our dell inspirion 1525 keeps switching itself off when it is plugged into the mains electric. Also the battery does not hold it's charge. What could be the cause ? Thanks


Hi,
Without looking at it I'd guess at it being the DC power jack (where you plug in the power adaptor). These are prone to wear and tear and are easily damaged. When your laptop is plugged in and is turned on, please 'wiggle' the power jack and see if your machine powers down and/or the charging light comes on. If any of the above happens, then it's your DC jack. These can be replaced.

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1525 dell battery not charging.


this could be one of 3 things.

Bad battery
Bad AC power adapter
Bad internal power jack (where the plug goes into the laptop)

The easiest thing to do is to try and use your laptop with the ac power adapter plugged in and no battery. This should work but if it doesnt then you know it probably is your ac power adapter. But if you feel like you have to wiggle and hold the cord in then it may be the jack on the inside. The only way I know how to fix that is to take it apart and resoder the joint holding that part together to make a stronger electrical connection.

As for the battery if you let it sit out for a day it will discharge any current it currently has inside of it and then you can try again to charge it. If that doesnt work and your cord and jack seem fine then you will need to look for a new battery to replace the one that died. This happens over a couple of years as the battery life shortens over the life of the laptop and more so if you use it heavily.

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Unfortunately, it sounds like you have a bad motherboard... I've seen this one a few times. There's a very tiny chance the DC jack you're hooking it into is bad (this is soldered onto the board), but more than likely the board itself is bad. Because of how cheap laptops are nowadays, it may be just as cheap to buy a newer (and faster) one than to get a replacement board for that one, if you're out of warranty.

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The cord from the power adapter to the laptop could be bad or the power jack on the mother board. Borrow another power adapter and try it. If it works, fix or replace the old adapter. Otherwise it could be the power jack.
Call a computer repair place and ask if they offer this service.

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Dell inspiron 1525 won't turn on


check the dc power jack connector, open the board. but if under warranty don't open it, bring to warranty..

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Dell inspiron 1525 will not charge the battery


1525 owners (possibly other models) DO NOT replace the mobo before reading this! Just read step 3 and 3a.

The Dell 1525, 600 series, and probably all other models using PA10 or PA12 power supplies have a power jack that uses the center pin to detect the presence of a genuine Dell power adapter. There have been considerable writings on the problems with this 3rd pin on the internet.
The symptom is that you can run the laptop when plugged in but the battery won't charge and you get a warning message that you are not using the proper power supply or it can not be identified.
The best place to see power supply status in the BIOS under battery status.
You MUST use a genuine Dell adapter, period. None of the non OEM supplies have the center pin enabled (proprietary chip).
CAUSES:
1. The power adapter sensing line can be damaged by static electricity but I find this to be rare.
2. The center pin in the power supply is loose or the wires are breaking (test by wiggling the power cord at the strain relief while holding the plug steady in the laptop - replace the power supply for $<20 on eBay.
3. The center pin connector on the laptop jack is loose - symptom is that it works sometimes and not others. Requires a full breakdown and replacement of the jack. Can be done yourself if you are very handy AND WILLING to FOLLOW DIRECTIONS which are excellent on the Dell web site. Does require soldering on most laptops.
3a. At least on the 1525 there is a sub board for the power and USB which you can get for $80 on eBay and just plugs in - still requires pretty much total breakdown. The board itself is usually the problem so replacing the connector won't help - it is in the multilayer trace from the power jack to the mobo connector. There is a bypass wiring method that requires super close tolerance soldering - I will post that if asked.
4. On some older models (P4 1 core) you can go into the BIOS and turn off Intel speed step to get the laptop running - it will run slower but you probably won't even notice the diff.
This whole mess is the result of Dell trying to protect the mobo and battery (life and fire prevention) but packing too much wiring into a too small package. They should have used a larger, 3 prong type power jack knowing how much strain is put on the power cord.

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