[accesscomp] Re: need help troubleshooting laptop battery

  • From: "ridge007" <ridge_007@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 19:24:31 -0500

thanks Reg...
the battery is totally dead... Appreciate your help...
Rob
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Reginald George 
  To: accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 1:30 PM
  Subject: [accesscomp] Re: need help troubleshooting laptop battery


  Also most laptops I know will run with the battery removed, so I'm thinking 
it's the adapter.  When it's on with the battery in you can check the power 
icon on the tray and see if it says running on AC power when it's plugged in, 
but it doesn't always update  immediately.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Scott Granados 
  To: accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 11:48 AM
  Subject: [accesscomp] Re: need help troubleshooting laptop battery


  Try your adapter in another computer (dell that uses the same cord).  Also, 
wiggle the cable around and see if you can establish contact.  A good way to do 
this is hold the box portion of the adapter to your ear, you should hear a buzz 
that gets louder when the connection is established.  If you have a loose cable 
or bad power jack you'll here the transformer inside pop on and off as you 
jiggle.  If you have vision or have some eyeballs available they can see the 
charging / AC light turn on / off as you move the connector.

  Hope that helps.



    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: ridge007 
    To: accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 9:44 AM
    Subject: [accesscomp] need help troubleshooting laptop battery


    Hi all,
    I have a dell laptop that is malfunctioning. the latitude begin to shut off 
unexpectedly recently.
    first thing I noticed was that the battery life had shortened. In my 
attempt to troubleshoot I removed the battery to run the computer off of the ac 
power with the battery disconnected. I reasoned that if the system booted and 
operated properly I had a battery problem.
    The system didn't work with the battery removed. Therefore, I conclude I 
need an ac adapter. Is my deduction correct, or, am I missing something?
    Before I spend $60-$100 for the replacement adapter I thought I would get a 
second opinion, smile!
    I am not sure if a dead battery can be charged? On the other hand, I'm not 
sure that the puter will operate without  the battery attached?
    Thanks, Rob

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