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#1 siboyer

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:22 PM

I have a Dell inspiron 600m. Running Windows XP Service Pack 2. Whenever I boot up the notebook with the ac adapter installed it doesn't boot it just gives me a blinking cursor in the top left corner of the screen. If I take out the adapter and try to boot it seems to boot and run just fine? Anyone have any thoughts. I can even boot and then plug in the power adapter and it will charge just fine. It just doesn't like me to boot with the power adapter pluged in.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:30 AM

It sounds as if you may have a problem with the connector that the power adapter plugs into. This is a job for a service technician to take care of.

If it's not under warranty, then it may be easier (and cheaper) just to live with it.
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:33 PM

Well, Dell told me it was the motherboard over the phone. Do you think that could be the problem or just an expensive answer from them? I don't know why that would be their first answer. I like yours better. Maybe I will just live with it until something else happens. Thanks

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:42 AM

Generally my limited experiences with Dell support have been good. Within the last year or so I've seen an increase in the number of complaints about the service being posted online (I have no clue if these are valid complaints or just "sour grapes").

But, on the plus side, I've noticed that Dell even has technicians surfing the web to help out on forums like this. Also, they're recently introduced a remote repair service for systems - so it seems that they are actively working on support


The power connector is fixed to the motherboard. It's cheaper and easier to replace the motherboard than it is to unsolder and resolder the broken component.

If it's under warranty get it fixed! It's not going to get any better!
If it's not under warranty, it's your call (because of the cost). I can't predict if this may or may not have any long term consequences.
A third option may be to contact a local PC repair tech who has laptop experience and get an estimate from them.
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