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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:51 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:43 AM
Other than being in smoke-filled environments, my Dell laptop has treated me well for the past 4-5 years. Recently, my battery stopped accepting a continuous charge. It would blink back and forth between being connected and not being connected, draining the battery in the process. I use this computer for work so this is a big problem. In order to see if the battery was the problem, I removed the battery, and the laptop worked fine without. Ordered a brand new battery, am using it, and still experiencing the same problem. Am I gonna waste my money getting a new charger too?
Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:33 AM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:22 PM
Even though the laptop is showing it is charging, it may very well not be charging properly. The Dell DC Jack ( if it is the round type ) has 5 total pins that must make contact before charging will complete. 2 for Positive voltage, 2 for negative voltage, and 1 to tell the laptop that the correct Power Supply is attached. This 1 single pin if broken, loose, or whatever other reason, will stop the laptop from charging the battery. Without this pin, the laptop will run on the power supply alone but will either not charge at all or charge intermittently. This is normally a simple fix for a competent electronics repair shop with "fine" soldering experience.
You may be experiencing the same similar situation and should look for the same assistance as rward0524.
Hope this helps,
Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:28 PM
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:11 PM
Are you using the Round Dell Jack or the "kinda square" dell jack?
Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:34 PM
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:39 AM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:06 PM
So I'm making myself clear as to my explanation, ( and I think I'm confusing you and I don't want to do that ) I'm going to give you one more picture to explain better.
Your plug will only have 1 pin in it as viewed above.
I hope this explains a little better.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:11 AM
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