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Strange Dell Mini 1010 Problems with AC adapter


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#1 iKokomo

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:47 PM

I have an old Dell Mini 1010 laying around and I wanted to see if I could get it up and running not too long ago. So I plugged it in and nothing lights up or works. I had a second one not too long ago that I recently sold, so I charged up the battery in that one and put it in this one and it works perfectly. 
It seems as if the computer is not accepting power when plugged in. I do not remember damaging or bumping it when plugged in. I put it away a couple years ago working, and now it is not. Is there a known problem with this computer? :) 
 
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:18 PM

Did you test the power supply from the other one on this one.  You might have a bad power supply.  If the power socket was broken it would be loose when you tried to plug it in.  I have several of the 1010s and they still work fine also and other than a failed power supply I have had no issues with them.



#3 iKokomo

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:35 PM

I tried the AC adapter in both of my Dell Mini 1010's and it works in the one I sold, but not in the one that I currently have.

I thought the same thing too, that the socket would be loose if it was broken, but it is not loose. 



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:51 PM

The adapter jack mounted on the board has a small switch inside that changes between charging and running on battery. It can become stuck or shorted. Replacement isn't easy or cheap.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:37 PM

True! Well, knowing how cheap this computer is, I probably will sell for parts or repair! Thanks for you help! :) 






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