troublesome laptop?

MFCGMFC

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hey all

got a weird problem here

Dell inspiron 1501 with xp

seems as if the battery dont wanna charge?

put in the AC adaptor and it'll power on but give a message saying

Please check ac adaptor, thanks

press any key to continue

is it just a virus or definetely hardware related?

Cheers
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MFCGMFC

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ok now the battery is starting to charge!

its been plugged in for since i posted this topic and its only at 6%?

Cheers
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Almost definately a motherboard problem. I used to have one of them and went through 3 mobo's in the end. very similiar symptoms.
 

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Is that all it says Gav, looking around there is some similar problems with Dell 1501's and it says it cant determine the power adapter, but that may be a different problem.
 

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the 1501 got a custom power tip, M/B can tell if a legit dell charger is being used or not.

Apparently the issue is to dry solder points caused by over heating. The problem is not even near the power jack. I could get it to work for a while wiggling the power connectoring around but eventually it would just stop working or it would work on battery till the power was plugged in.
 
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