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DELL Inspiron 13-7368 power connector for portable power unit

Q: DELL Inspiron 13-7368 power connector for portable power unit

Does anyone know what model or type of adaptor I can purchase for my Dell Inspiron 13-7368 laptop for the power inlet so that I connect onto my external portable power unit (The connection to the power unit is USB)?
I do not have knowledge of how those the Dell power inlet are being classified and I cannot locate the specification for it. The AC Adaptor that I have for the Dell laptop is model HA45NM140. The information maybe on the AC-Adaptor but I do not know what I am looking for in regarding the plug in type for the inlet of the laptop.

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In another post I asked for help about how to power a  C2G 2-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI-E Card - Adaptador USB - PCIe - USB 3.0 x 2 sold by Dell Inc.
One respondent said that I could connect it to the power slot #8.
Since the Inspiron 3650 Service Manual was of no help to me (sad to notice how Dell's standards have plummeted in the last 15 years!) I decided to open the Inspiron 3650 and have a look.
As I imagined there was no free power slot either on the mother board or through another power cable.
So please, somebody form Dell could please confirm that it is not possible to add a C2G 2-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI-E Card - Adaptador USB - PCIe - USB 3.0 x 2 to an Inspiron 3650 because the needed power cable has no free slot on the power supply?
I tried to get assistance through the phone but every time I posted my question the connection got interrupted.

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I have replaced a faulty dell motherboard with a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV new one.
The chasis connector for power button is compatible with the original motherboard, but i need to know which pins placed where, so i will be able to connect them to the new motherboard. 
Gigabyte have this in the manual: 
where can i find the same from dell motherboard?

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I have just bought a Dell 19.5 V 90 W power supply adapter for a Dell from ebay. The PSU turned up this morning without a power cord. That's annoying enough but when I looked the connector needed is a type I have never seen before. The centre pin is slightly longer and wider than the other two so I assume that is the Earth pin. The centre pin is also offset between the other two. Again I suppose for connecting only 1 way. The two outer pins have a distance of just under 2 cms between them. Please can anyone tell me what type of connector this is. If I can get some info on it then I may be able to get one.

Thank you Terence


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Goodafternoon, I need additional (451-BBVQ) Dell Portable Power Companion (12000mAh) PW7015MC USB-C Power Out Cable but unable to find it on the parts page.

Where is it on Dell's site? Just the Power Out cable, already have the battery packs.

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Can anyone tell me the correct 'technical specification' for the plug that connects the PSU to the back of the Inspiron (and several other models)?      I have now trashed the second PSU - the wire breaks close to where it connects to the laptop - with the result that one of the leads will not connect so although the laptop runs on mains it will not charge.
I am looking to see if I can buy a new solder on connector from Maplins / RS Components etc so that I can fix the lead as the PSU itself is fine and it is clearly a quality issue on the supplied leads.


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recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5459 on June 12, 2016 and first thing I noticed is that to turn on the laptop I need to press and hold down the power button at least for 3 seconds in order for the laptop to boot up, this seems strange, I brought up this issue at the Dell Store where I bought the laptop and the sales people there told me that they noticed this in most Inspiron models.  Is this normal?

A:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 power button needs 3 seconds long press to power up?

Thank you for writing to us!
This is unusual we would suggest you to check with another system to see if the same happens.
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.

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I have a Dell XPS One 2720 (Purchased April 2014) and it suddenly shut down while I was using the computer.  Now there is no power to the unit. The fans do not turn on and the power button light does not turn either. The LED on the back of the monitor just below the power cord is blinking.
I have tried:

New power cord (known good working cord)
Different power outlet
Made sure the power cord was seated correctly
Removed RAM and HDD and did not get any beeps (no sound at all)

Could this just be a simple power supply issue? How could I test if the power supply is working correctly? Would a bad power cause these symptoms? How could I test the power button?

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I have a recent DELL laptop:
Inspiron 7000 (Inspiron 17 7778 2-in-1),
Core i7, 16 Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + 1TB HD...
Not a lot of programs and lots of space available.
In the last few months I have had a lot of poor performance issues. I finally figured out it is related to Windows 10 Power Plan. When set to "Power Saver", the performance is awful. The CPU is maxed to 0.80 GHz. So when browsing the net or looking at my picture gallery, the computer hangs, and it becomes impossible to use. If I change the plan to high performance, the computer behaves normally - fast!
And even if I change the plan to another plan (i.e. High Perf), the next time I restart or wake-up the computer, the "Power Saver" power plan is set back... Very frustrating. And as shows the image, it is not the "bolded" option in the list. What can be changing constantly that parameter??
I contacted DELL chat support and they asked me to re-install Windows! There is probably a better way to fix this. It looks to me as a DELL Driver conflicting with Windows. Also, my mother has an older DELL laptop on Windows 10 and she experiences the same issue...
Any help would be very appreciated!

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Does anyone know the power connector size on new Dell Inspiron 15 series 3000 laptops? Older Inspiron laptops used a 7.4 mm x 5.0 mm connector size. The new one I have, which is a model 3225, is much smaller.
Thanks for your help,

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yah the title explains it all I am looking for a 400watt PSU for a small desktop computer because I dont want to buy one and then dont have it fit


A:power supply unit for a dell optiplex gx270

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After I fell from my mountain-bike in 2007 I can't use my hands anymore. Luckily I use only Dell laptops and till now Dell used always the same laptop power connector. So my friends build an adapter on my electric wheelchair. So far, so good.
This year my good old XPS 17 had to be renew after 6 years of work. I wanted to try touch-screen and bought the Inspiron 17 7000 (7778/7779). Great laptop but I can't use the power cord on my wheelchair; the old 19,6V 7.3mm-connector is to big. After 3 hours the battery is empty or I am bound the whole day to the wall with a power cable :(
I have 10x adapters with the 7.3mm-connector in my house so I can charge everywhere without to take my adapter with me. Now they are obsolete.
On internet it's difficult to select the right connector. Does anyone know how to call the 4.4mm-connector; slimeline-? ultrabook-connector?
Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I could make a 7.3-to-4.4-adaptor-cable. I could make it my self by taking the contra-connector from my old XPS laptop but the I need a new 4.4mm-connector...but how do I now that I order the right connector?
Thanks for your reply!

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So Dell made a really terrible decision.  They have a transparent strip in the power button for an LED light to indicate if the power is on.  A power indicator is a given in any laptop, no matter how cheap it is.  However, Dell in all of it's genius decided to not include an LED bulb on laptops up to the Inspiron 7000 Series, despite leaving a transparent slot for it.  Seriously, what happened to this brand?!?  Do children make these laptops now?
I want to fix this, as my laptop is no longer returnable and a power indicator is absolutely necessary.  So the only thing I can think of is replacing it with one from the 7000 Series somehow (with some help probably).
This is a Dell Inspiron 5559.  I also have an Inspiron 5547.  Not sure which exact 7000 model I should get the part for...
Are they compatible?
Is there an easier way? Like how Fn+H turns on the hard drive indicator?

A:Can I replace a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series power board with a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series power board?

The systems use different case and mainboard designs -- and may even be made by different companies.  The answer in all likelihood is no.
I don't think Apple has produced a Macbook with a power indicator -- the PC vendors are playing follow Apple.

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I'm trying to help my friend's kid put his Inspiron 660s components into a new case (NXT Guardian 921), and need the pinout of the Power Button Connector (LEDH1) on the motherboard. Unfortunately I do not have the old 660s case at the moment to try and trace out the old wires. I have been able to successfully find a set of pins that works for the Power Switch, but cannot figure out which ones are for the HDD LED and the Reset Switch on the NXT case.
I also have a multimeter, but not sure what voltages I should be checking for, or if jumpers are used on the Dell pigtail connector.

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My father have a Dell All-in-one (not sure the type, but I will find out). Anyway - for at least a year now he has had problems with the power connector. If he touches the computer the computer will turn off. Solution is to wiggle on the power connector / cord, and try to start it. many times each day (even if he don't touches the computer) he will need to power it back on due to this. Is this a common problem? Will Dell fix it?

A:Power Connector on Dell All-In-One computer is very bad

Its out of warranty and over 8 years old so no.  Should have taken care of this well before 20 days pass let alone a year.  Dell will not provide support without a service tag/serial number/express service code.  This forum is for Dell USA customers not world wide dell support. 

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XPS 15 No Power to Unit. Tried Pulling Battery, CMBOS, Power Back,

CMBOS Voltage was 3.2V

Steps Taken
Tested Original Supply coming out at 19.7V ( rated 19.5)
Battery Voltage 11.1V to Logic Board
Power Button Tested fine for continuity when pressed
DC Jack Cable puts out the same power as what the power adapter supplies ( Was this supposed to step down the voltage?) I do know the E65XX series had less pins but put out 19v on some wires and 12v on the others) So I was thinking maybe the DC Adapter wasnt putting out the correct power?)
Ram was seated properly and tested for function.
It does not show any signs of power in terms of lights on the board and will not turn on.
Take tried to run it without battery. without battery and ram for lights, without one ram in each slot, with and without cmbos. have already tried taking out all electricity to board and taking out the remaining electricity in hopes to boot. Still no sign of life.

I need to get more info about the board to test the rest of the board.

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In the Inspiron 3520 the power cable connects to the motherboard via a small slot and is held in place by a plastic bit that is pulled up to release, and pushed down to secure said cable. In the process of upgrading the processor of this machine i broke and lost this little up-down, unlocking-locking piece. I have tried unsuccessfully to keep the power cable in the slot using electrical tape, and also by using a small plastic bit as a shim behind it. After several attempts i am still unable to start the machine in the usual manner. During these failed attempts at securing the cable i accidentally discovered that a small screwdriver inserted into the slot where the power cable is meant to reside will hot wire the machine on. I have replaced my keyboard and now do not reboot or shutdown. An iffy fix at best. I am looking for suggestions as to how i might secure the power cable onto the motherboard so that all works properly? Looks like the power connection is on one side only so some kind of shim behind the live side forcing it to connect seems logical, but hasn't worked for me so far. What am i missing here? Or should i buy a dead motherboard to get the missing piece that i don't even know can be put back in place? Solder it in place? Any suggestions much appreciated!

A:Inspiron 3520 broken power supply cable connector on motherboard

The only sure solution is to replace the mainboard.  

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I have a dell Inspiron 7000 series 2 in 1 (7368). That I purchased last fall before I left for college. It had been working fine for sometime before I noticed a white line of pixels that would appear on the right half of the screen. This would occur when waking the laptop from sleep and even when restarting. 
The issue was not consistent so I figured it was a driver issue. Since then there has been a panel driver update that I installed and the issue has returned and seems to be more persistent now.

Here is a couple of pics: 
(you might have to zoom in to see the line, Imgur pixelated the pics a little)

A:Dell Inspiron 7368 line on screen

Hi boneskid1,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please try the steps below to check if the line is seen during the LCD BIST test:
Press and hold the D key on the keyboard while pressing the Power button, then release both at the same time.
This will initiate A grey screen, then Red, then Blue, then Green then White, to allow you to inspect the entire LCD
Can you connect the system to an external monitor and check if the line is visible on it?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Dell Inspiron 7368 Touch Screen not working

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I'm getting a 6kVA UPS. My problem is that it only have a few plugs in it. Talking to the UPS vendor, they suggest me to buy PDU which is more than $400 each, depending on the unit. The one I was quoted is an AP7900.

I don't know much about PDU. Would it be the same if I just get a power bar? I guess my real questions is why pay $400 for a PDU when I can buy power bar for $20? Is there any differences?

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I purchased a dell inspiron 13 7368 a month back. The touch screen from the past three days stops working randomly. Haven't been able to figure out the problem. My friend who purchased the same laptop is also facing a similar issue. I have tried updating drivers and also updated the bios but still no help. Diagnostics shows as the device is working fine but the screen is non-responsive. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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It's been a while since I built a system from scratch and have a... errr... simple question

gfx: Sapphire HD3850 512MB Ultimate (passive)

MB: MSI P35 Neo2 FIR

PSU: Seasonic M12II 500W

The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.

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I have a DELL Precision T7500 with an eSata connector on back of the  machine - All my existing SAS and SATA ports on the Motherboard are taken and I want to connect an external SATA drive.  How to I get power for the drive?
Is there  a card that I can purchase.  I have PCI, PCI-X, 2 PCI Express slots available on the motherboard.
Should I consider snaking out a 4 wire power cable from inside the machine?
Thanks in advance.  :)

A:DELL Precision T7500 eSata connector on back of machine - how to I get power for the drive?

Greetings MakesOwnWeather,
Thank you for your question.
You'd use what we call a 'hard drive enclosure'. What's the physical size of the external hard drive that you want to use? 2.5 inch? 3.5 inch?
The below device draws power from the eSATA or USB ports so no need for an extra power cable. It accommodates 2.5 inch drives only.

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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hi everyone,
my laptop screen goes gray (see picture below) every time the computer returns from sleep mode. the issue is resolved only after restarting the computer.
graphics drivers are up to date, any ideas how to solve the issue?
thanks :)

A:dell inspiron 13 7368 | screen issues when returning from sleep mode

I'd suggest updating the system setup(BIOS). Please watch Dell video to safety install latest BIOS version in the link below:
How to Update BIOS (Official Dell Tech Support) - YouTube

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I'm pretty confused, there is "Dell Power Manager Service" for  Inspiron 7577: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=DY59W
But there is not "Dell Power Manager Service" for Inspiron 7567.

Is here real hardware difference what limits the using of "Dell Power Manager Service" for Inspiron 7567 or it's *** Apple-style marketing move?

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I think this is a fairly simple question. I got a small power supply for a replacement for a dvr (this is kind of rigged together project to replace some damaged parts) Anyway, I only need the power supply to power 1 hard drive, but I plugged in the power & it doesnt turn turn on, there is no toggle switch to turn it on. There is a 20 pin connector that would normally plug into a motherboard. Are there 2 pins in that connector that I can short so that the power will come on right away when plugged in? Ill attach an image of the connector.

A:Solved: power on pins on power connector

try Pins 13 and 14 I believe

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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

A:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html

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Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530. There is power to the unit because the green light on the back of the box lights up when the power cord is plugged in. However, when I press the on/off button on the front of the case nothing happens. All suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 will not power on

Does the monitor go into "Power Saving" mode?
Did you check the cable from the rear of the PC to the monitor? Make sure it's properly connected at both ends (power the PC off before playing with the cable).
Can you test this monitor on a different PC or another monitor on this PC?
Power off and unplug. Press/hold power button on tower for ~15 sec.
See if it will boot now with only mouse, monitor and keyboard attached.

If not sounds like a power supply problem

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My dad has a Dell Inspiron that as of last night won't power on at all. When we push the power button, there is a quick 1 or 2 second whirr type sound as if it's trying to do something and the lights flash for a second as well. And then it just dies right then and there, without any attempt to reach any level of booting that I can see. I tried turning it on with the laptop plugged in as well, so I know it's not a battery problem. What are the other possibilities, and is there anything that can even be done about it or to diagnose it?
I'm almost positive it's past warranty as I know he's had it for at least a couple years.

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I am trying to assist my father with his Dell Inspiron Desktop PC (about 9 years old). A few days ago the power in our neighborhood went out when he wasn't home...it came back on but his PC would not power on. It has a front facing switch that usually lights but in this case nothing. Tried holding it in, disconnected power, let it sit, reconnected power...all the usual stuff. Yes it is getting power as we see a green light on the back of the power supply. I checked all the internal connections and reseated the memory cards...the video graphics are integrated into the motherboard. I shorted a set of pins on the 24 pin connector from the PS and the HD drive powered on but nothing else. I pulled the power supply out (which is the original liteon PS 5301-08) and manually tested it with a fluke digital voltmeter using the guide here (How To Manually Test a Power Supply With a Multimeter ) and referencing the pin out and voltage tolerances here (http://www.formfactors.org/developer...s%5Catx2_2.pdf, Power Supply Voltage Tolerances ). All checked out. So I feel reasonably good the Power supply is operating within spec. I pulled the power switch from the front of the case (didn't disconnect any wires) and all seemed fine....the wires were still soldered tight....nothing suspicious.

Where else can I look? What else can it be?

A:Dell Inspiron won't power on

On some motherboards there is a light does that light come on?

On some Dells there is a set of 4-5 lights marked 1-5 or A-E do they light up and which ones and what color?

What caused the power outage?

Some times just because the power supply come on does not mean that it can handle the load. You also need to test the power supply while running it on a load.

Do any of the fans come on when you turn the system on?

Worst case the power supply is ok and one of the circuit boards got fried.

Try a different (same wattage) power supply.

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Somebody, please tell me what this is and what's it used for?

A:What is a 4 pin power connector from power supply?

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When I tell it to shutdown it will shut off and immediately come back on.  I have checked of driver updates and am current for all updates.

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I hope I am posting in the right section of the forum.

I have a Dell Inspiron e1505 notebook (laptop). it now won't power on!

I checked if my power adapter has a problem, but my power adapter works fine when connected to my friend's laptop.

When I switch on the power, the LED lamp on adapter is glowing green. As soon as I insert the adapter pin into my laptop, the LED turns off! And no LED on laptop would ever blink.

Can somebody please guide me? Thank you!

A:Dell Inspiron e1505 won't power on

Lots of folks are having trouble with the power socket for the adapter cable breaking loose from the board. Does your jack wiggle at all or otherwise feel loose?

Also, that Dell model has a lot of trouble with the inverter to the screen burning out. Everything will light up except the screen. A new inverter costs $5 to $9, but takes some work to install.

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I was having trouble with my charger it had a short it in it. well with it being right before christmas i was trying to make it last until afterwards because god for bid I have to be without my laptop for a week. Well I kept moving the cord to fix the short and keep it working, when finally it quit charging all together so I bought a new charger and nothing no battery light not so much as a noise you hit the power button and it is Dead! So I took it apart and re soldered the charger plug thinking I had busted a solder on the plug because i kept miving the cord around to keep it charging. Used ohms meter and there is power to the plug and all the solders but still nothing. Any Idea what the problem could be i am desperate here too much of a computer geek to have my laptop down.

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

a short may have fried the mobo. replace it and the PSU.

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Is it possible to turn an Dell Inspiron E1505 on when it is connected to AC power.
I looked in bio's but I did not see that feature. I see where I can set it on at
a specific time but not when ac power is applied.
Thank you,

A:Power on an Dell inspiron E1505

Not that I'm aware, as it's expected the PC will have AC power all of the time.

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I left my Dell Inspiron 1420 on overnight and when I checked it the next morning it was completely dead. It was operating on AC power, without the battery in.
The AC adapter light was out when it was attached to the laptop. When I disconnected the adapter from the laptop and switched on the mains, the light came on, and it like it could function normally. However, once I connect it to the laptop, the adapter light goes out.
The laptop cannot power on on battery alone, or with battery and AC power connected either. The battery does not charge either.
The laptop gives no response (no lights no sound) when the power button is pushed. Even without any peripherals attached, the laptop cannot power on at all.
I had not installed any new hardware devices or software, except for the fact that I do leave my laptop on overnight quite often. I do not think it could be due to overheating as the laptop temperature has never gone above 'uncomfortable to touch' levels of heat, and I always use a notebook cooler.
What could have caused this problem?

A:Dell Inspiron 1420 cannot power on at all

Unless it's the power adaptor that's actually faulty?

Try removing the power adaptor and battery
Hold the power ON button on for 30 secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Plug the power adaptor back in, and then try turning it on.

Did it work?

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I got a laptop in my shop that has fallen victim to yet another spillage incident, this time it happens to be red wine (insert facepalm smiley here). The owner claimed to have spilled the beverage into the keyboard area. The computer supposedly worked after sitting for a day or so, which isn't really enough time imho, and now it won't power up at all--battery or aux power.

I took the laptop apart, right down to the motherboard and tested a few components. The RAM, HDD, optical drive and battery are all fine, but there was some sticky wine residue on some of the internals. I couldn't see and physical damage to the circuits but my guess is that it must have shorted out somewhere. I checked all of the connections for the power button and screen but i couldn't find any problems. None of the LEDs seem to work at all even when the computer is plugged in. The fan does not spin, and I hear no beeps or the usual boot sounds. It appears as if the machine is dead, but I was looking for some quick advice before I return it as such. Any ideas?

A:No power on Dell Inspiron 1520

Wash it upside down with distilled water only... and use a lot of it, then dry it upside down for seven days without the use of fans as they generate static electricity which is the real evil.

The drying wine sugar can act as a conductor.

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My Dell Inspiron 3542 power off When Booting, Sometimes on Desktop, Sometimes on BIOS.I Checked Power Adapter, Battery, RAM & Hard Disk. They Working Fine.

A:Dell Inspiron 3542 power off

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly check if the system comes up to the Dell Logo and if it does kindly follow the steps :
1- boot into safe mode with networking 
2- run diagnostics on the systems to check if there are hard ware issues.
3- release flee power and check if the system boots 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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I have a laptop that will not power on. Before this level of failure, I was provided the battery temporarily disabled. Rebooted the pc into BIOS. BIOS regonized the adaptar but no battery. Shut the unit down to remove and reseat the battery. Booted into BIOS, same issue.
I read a forum to hold the power button with battery and ac adapter disconnected to discharge device for 30 seconds as it was the longeat recomended. Reconnect battery and attempted to power device. Connected the ac adapter and attemped to power. No power.

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I'm hoping I put this in the right thread.
Here is my issue:
I have a Dell N5030 laptop. I recently did some maintenance on it by replacing the power jack thinking that it was not recognizing the adapter for some reason. However I am still not getting any power from the adapter.

When the battery is in the Laptop the machine will start to power on, but before anything can show up on the screen it powers back down. I'm unsure of how to proceed.

Does anyone have any advice on how to troubleshoot this issue?

A:Dell Inspiron N5030 Won't power on

Sounds like the battery is discharged and can't hold power up because of that.

If you unplug the AC cord and battery, press the power button for 30 seconds to reset, then plug back in the AC cord, what happens?

Now repeat that but hold the power button while plugging back in the AC cord. Any change?

You'll need to get power into the PC to see if it will hold power up.

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I just got in a cousin's computer today to look at. It's a Dell Inspiron 1100 that wasn't powering up.

Here's what I've observed:

1) The AC to DC converter light comes on, meaning that I'm getting power as far as the transformer.

2) Removing the battery doesn't help

3) Absolutely no LEDs on the laptop come on, and no fans, etc. start.

Here's what I've tried:

1) We had a similar problem at work the other day, a lady brought in her Dell Inspiron that wasn't getting power from the DC port...the battery was powered however, and we had a few mintues of battery left to confirm that the laptop was working. We opened up the case to find that a copper connector that connects the port to the mobo was detached, we soldered it back on and it worked fine.
Thinking this could be similar, I opened up the case (and with almost 30 screws, that took a while) and saw that everything looked fine.

2) I've tried checking to make sure all the buttons work, and they do. There was nothing blocking the buttons when I opened up the case to look.

Does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it? Or should I just tell him to buy a new laptop?


A:Dell Inspiron 1100 gets no power

So you have reated all the things, like Ram; keyboard so forth (it sounds as though you know generally about all this)

You could also try reseating the CPU, but once this is done, you will then need to apply new thermal paste to fix the HeatSink again.

If you're really deetermined, you could remove the motherboard from the case fully, and benchtest it.

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I am looking for a 400 Watt or more power supply under $60 Which will be compatible with my Dell Inspiron 531. The reason I am needing this is because I recently purchased a Nvidia 9600 GSO video card and my computer [I guess to save them some money] does not have the connector required to connect the video cards power adaptor to the power supply. I am looking for a power supply that will let me connect this video card to it AND have connectors for my hard drive dvd driver etc which are sata I believe.

A:Power Supply For Dell Inspiron 531

20 $ after mail in rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012
Or if you want a power supply that you can use afterwards, (next time build your computer rather than buying a Dell, we will advice ) get the 600 W version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010
OCZ power supplies are good quality, and cheap.
But there is a slight possibility that you will need a special-made power supply for your Dell. Though, I googled a bit, and saw a power supply that was said to be "made" for your Dell, it was actually physically the size of a normal ATX power supply, and had all the same connections (at least if it doesn't have a custom 24-pin mobo connector) as a normal ATX PSU.

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I've just done a clean install of W10 on my Dell Inspiron 7537 laptop. I turned off the laptop last night when the battery was about half discharged.

I tried turning on the laptop today after it had been off 18 hours and it was completely dead - there was no response to the power on button and no charging light despite the charger outputting the correct voltage.

I read online about removing the battery so I did this. I removed the battery, pressed the power button for 60s then plugged in the power lead and hey presto the laptop started! I then put the battery back in and started W10 fine. The battery showed 56% charge so the battery wasn't flat.

I'm mystified why this happened - does anyone have an explanation? I can only think there was a poor battery connection which prevented the laptop starting and removing and replacing the battery cured this.

A:Dell Inspiron 7537 Won't Power On?

Does anyone know why my laptop would refuse to power on in post 1? Could it be caused by a software problem connected with the sleep state or simply a case of a poor battery connection?

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I have a dell inspiron 15 5000 series is what I believe it is. The model number is P58F001 and has an 8th gen i5 processor. My problem with it is its acting like its not getting any power even when I have it plugged in with and without the battery in. I have also tried removing the ram and reinstalling it. Ive also tried putting in a hard drive that I know works in it and it doesnt help. The charge light doesnt come on either. When I leave it plugged in it will get warm like its getting power. Idk whats going on with it right now. I do have an go envy that has a bad screen and an older dell vostro that works perfectly that if possible i will use for parts to get this dell inspiron working. If anyone can help me with this issue i would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!

A:Dell inspiron 15 P58f001 no power.

What's the exact 7-character "service tag/serial" number on it?


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I work as a repair tech out of my home, I recieved a Dell Inspiron E1505 with the complaint that it will not run or charge off the power supply. He also handed me a shell (lower case and motherboard) of a E1505 Computer B and said he was useing it to charge his battery and then puts it into the working e1505 computer A until it dies then does the same over and over. He uses the same power supply for both computers.
I took Computer A apart thinking it was the power port, I tested the power port with my meter and all checks out, No broken contacts or soldering. I double checked my readings with the non working shell Computer B and had the same readings on all power port tabs. Computer B has power to the battery contacts as well. Computer A has none. I even used a different power supply and got the same thing. SO what would make computer A that will run off a battery not work or charge the battery when pluged in when all power port contacts work? I have not run into a problem like this and its really bothering me. I also cleaned out the power port to make sure nothing was in it.
Any help would be great.
Thank you.

A:Power problems with Dell Inspiron

That is strange!.. I had a issue once where the small cords from the monitor had come loose and was hanging just enough in the battery slot where it wasnt making a proper connection... prob not the case... i will check around and see if anyone else has had this issue..

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