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Dell Laptop Battery/ac Not Working

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#1 rlfarless


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:36 PM

New to Forums, so hello to all and thanks in advance for any help,

Have a Dell D600 laptop, the power supply became crimped, the light went out and the laptop would not boot up. Borrowed a friends ac cord (same kind as mine) and it powered up with a new supply cord and the battery was at 70%.

Had to wait until payday to buy a new one, in the mean time, my nephew used it until the battery supply was gone (arg!). Bought a new power cord and now nothing. The ac cord lights up, but no lights come on the laptop. I took out the battery, put it back in, again nothing. Have had it plugged in for over two hours now.

My question's:

Shouldn't it power up with AC alone even if the battery is dead? Or does my laptop require the battery to be in and/or have some life to power up? Or is it something worse? It was working fine until he ran my battery dead.

And any suggestions on how to figure out what the problem is?


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:18 PM

Can you wiggle the plug at he connection where the power cord plugs into?
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#3 rlfarless

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

It wiggles slightly.

#4 magman68classic


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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

Try unplugging the battery and starting it up.
If that works then you probably need a new battery (That sort of what happened with my Acer Aspire)

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:32 PM

Check the connection carefully, has it been damaged? The system should charge when it is connected, it doesn't require the battery to have any energy in it.

When your nephew was using the system, did they shut the system down correctly?


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