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Solved: Dell Inspiron E1505 Won't Charge / Turn on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bascotie, Jul 16, 2011.

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  1. Bascotie

    Bascotie Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    I have a laptop I'm working on that will not turn on/ charge. I've tried a different adapter to no avail. I've also taken a battery from an equally rated Dell Inspiron (different model) laptop and it does not turn on with that either.

    I've replaced the charging component off a motherboard before but this one is different as it is not simply a connector that goes from the charging outlet and plugs into the motherboard somewhere. It is just a piece that is soldered on and I can't tell what route it's taking.

    I've tested the charger using a multimeter and it outputs ~ 19.5v so it should be fine. Any ideas?

    EDIT: After doing some research online, I found that the center pin of the charger 'port' (on motherboard) sometimes goes in. Has anyone replaced one of these? If so, do you just unsolder it and solder in the new one? Someone mentioned putting some solder in the center and that fixes it?
     
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    Does anything at all happen when you try to power it up, any lights flashing or sounds ?

    If it doesn't work with a charged up battery there is a hardware problem inside the laptop.
    If it was just the power socket it should still work from battery power.

    I would try charging the problem laptop's battery in the other laptop then try it in the problem laptop.
     
  3. Bascotie

    Bascotie Thread Starter

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    Unfortunately, I don't have a charged up battery to try and cannot charge either of them (the computer I took the battery from has the same issue).

    In the 'other' laptop, if I press the charger in far enough it'll turn on so it seems like it maybe be a connection issue.

    EDIT: Everyone online is saying there's a 'center pin' that goes bad? Anyone know if that's the pin INSIDE the charger port or the one thats connected to mobo?
     
  4. Bascotie

    Bascotie Thread Starter

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    Found the problem.

    Ok so after ordering a couple of the charger ports that attach to the motherboard (and hopefully being able to cancel that order..), I found that it was in fact the charger. The customer told me they bought another charger and it didn't work either (and they threw it away), and ordered another one. I can only assume the second charger they bought (off ebay) was already faulty (or they had used it enough to go bad).

    Dell has a problem with their chargers where the it may be the center pin on the CHARGER connector gets pushed in. Hence, many people who push hard enough will find that it eventually charges. In my case, using a multimeter I found that i was only getting a 19v reading when i bend the cable in a certain direction.

    I'm not sure exactly how to fix this but I may open it up and see what I can do.
     
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