DELL Inspiration 6400 lap top charging problem

  toonfireman1746 13:16 21 Mar 2011

My daughters dell is not charging, it has a brand new battery.
The power lead connection seems a little lose could this be the cause? Or is there an inherent fault with this model

  birdface 14:12 21 Mar 2011

The power lead connection seems a little loose.Either a bad power lead or the connection on your motherboard needs resoldered.

  onthelimit 15:12 21 Mar 2011

When you wiggle the lead, does the charging light on the laptop flicker? It could be the socket, as buteman says. It could also be a fractured wire within the rubber sheath around the plug from the adaptor. You should be able to work out which by careful flexing of the lead/plug.

  toonfireman1746 18:26 21 Mar 2011

no I have tried moving.
I think it will have to go in.

  northumbria61 19:08 21 Mar 2011

"The power lead connection seems a little lose could this be the cause" - almost all of the time this is caused by the plug on the end of the charger which goes into the laptop and usually down to "wear and tear" - ie; due to unintentional pulling on the cable. If you establish that it is the charger cable and it is a "straight" connector then a suitable replacement would be one with a 90degree connector.

  northumbria61 19:10 21 Mar 2011

You say the charger does not "flicker" - is there a power light on the charger (usually green) and is it lit when plugged into the mains?

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