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#1 fire_poi

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:20 PM

Seem to be having some problem with my power cable. If I am running my computer under battery power it works fine. As soon as I as plug it in the computer shuts down. If I am running on the power cable (which only works sometimes ) and I move the computer it turns off. Right now I turned it on and it was working with AC power but the battery is not charging. Is this a problem with the motherboard - have heard somethings that need to have something soldered at the female end of the power connection. Or is it an issue with my power cable - will be replacing that anyways as was having problems with that anyways

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:25 PM

What happens if you remove your laptop's battery pack and run on the wall plug only? Does it still have the same shutdown problems? If not, it's probably having problems switching between battery and plug power. If yes, then it's probably a mobo issue.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:03 AM

currently I am using the laptop without the battery in it. If I move the power cable the wrong way the computer turns off right away. I have a new power cable coming soon so that might solve the issue? Or do I need to get the Mobo soldered?

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:09 AM

My guess is yes. The connection where the cord plugs in is broken at the mobo.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:46 AM

i did get an error on startup saying it could not identify the power adapter

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:58 AM

Yeah, your PSU is going out. Your new one should fix the problems, but let us know if it doesn't. :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:43 PM

Whats the make and model of laptop?
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:56 PM

Dell Latitude d600 - not a great one but don't want to have to replace it




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