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Laptop Battery Ac Adapter Dead?


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#1 snbase2

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 06:44 PM

My laptop will not start up at all. When i plug in the ac adapter with the battery in, the charging light goes on for a second and the computer tries to start up but stops and then the light goes off. It keeps doing this over and over. If i try starting it without the battery it does the same thing exept the charging light is not on. I dont know if i need a new battery or ac adapter!!

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:07 PM

Could you give us the make and model of your laptop...

Do you have a friend that has basically the same adapter as yours that you could try out the adapter with.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:13 PM

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 2500. No i dont know anyone with a Dell Laptop. The ac adapter is model ADP-70EB

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 02:44 AM

We have several Inspirons in this household, and during the last year or so there have been product recalls on the adapters and batteries of some of the models because of overheating and other problems. It might be worth having a look at the Dell website, which gives instructions on where to look for the relevant product number. (at least, it did at the time - haven't looked recently) They will replace them free of charge if yours is one of the ones affected.

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Edited by luci2a, 17 May 2006 - 02:48 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2006 - 01:44 PM

I just went to the Dell website and so happens my ac adapter was recalled, so i am going to get a new one shipped out to me. Im hoping this is going to take care of the problem!!

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 02:39 PM

Make sure that if you feel that your battery life may have been shortened by the defective AC power adapter that you vehemently express that you feel that your battery should also be replaced. Or at least ask what compensation you will receive for the inability to use your laptop for a period of time.

Edited by just me, 17 May 2006 - 02:42 PM.





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