Dell Notebook No longer charging from AC power cord....

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  1. bgfalconboy

    bgfalconboy Registered Member

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    This just happened. I'm freaked out a bit. I've tried jiggling the cord and pulling the cord from the wall outlet , nothing works. For some reason it's not recognizing that there is a power cord plugged in and is running off battery.
     
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    not much it can be done expect order replacement. If under warranty that much better
     
  3. bgfalconboy

    bgfalconboy Registered Member

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    Repacement power cord? Don't think it's under warranty as it's about 5 years old and got from a 3rd party retailer at a computer show. Hope power cord's aren't expensive. Ugh.:doubt:
     
  4. philby

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    There's a genuine Dell part here for the Inspiron 6000 (UK/Ireland) at £43.

    You could go the non-genuine route but this might be unwise...

    HTH

    philby
     
  5. bgfalconboy

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    I would get the battery with that offer, just in case.
     
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    I would to for that price! :thumb:

    TH
     
  8. funkydude

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    I had a similar experience with a MSI laptop. One day the power cable just died, they wanted me to box it up and send it back to them for analysis..... Yeah right. I bought a "Universal" adaptor with many extensions very cheap.

    A few months later, that one died too.. Bought another, and again a few months later it also died. Since then I've been pluging laptop adaptors into surge protectors (to see if that was the issue) and I haven't experienced it since. I'm not sure why, maybe weird house electrics? Not a very old house :/
     
  9. NoIos

    NoIos Registered Member

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    If your notebook "burns" the power adapter(cable) then there is a huge possibility that the notebook has a faulty power supply circuit. In general if you have more than one power cable dead, the problem has to be searched inside the notebook.
     
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    Jiggling the cord is never a good idea.
    The place where the cord attatches to the computer can become damaged, even breaking the motherboard there.
    If this is the case then purchasing new power supplies would be a waste of money.
    Some computer shops can fix this type of damage if it is not too bad.

    Find someone with a power supply so you can test if it is the supply or the computer, also a computer shop may do this for you as well.
     
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