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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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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 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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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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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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Hey guys.

My Inspiron E1705 is approaching its 2nd birthday and has suddenly died on me. Since January, when i had to send it in to dell to get the LCD replaced (bad wiring) it has intermittently been giving me the blue screen of death. Mostly when moved. recently it has been doing it more often.

Yesterday, following a BSoD, i rebooted it and it worked fine for a while, but began freezing. Each time i rebooted it would work for shorter and shorter periods before freezing again. Eventually it was freezing at startup, and then not even turning on at all.

After about 30 min it finally decided to power on. It then warned me that it had automatically shut off to prevent overheating, however it was barely warm and the CPU crit temp is about 250 F. Ive heard stories about E1705s fuctioning at temperatures so hot that the keyboard could burn your hands. So that cant be the real problem. Shortly after returning to life it froze and died on me again.

At this point its been a day and when i press the power button the light will go on for a few seconds and shut off. Every once in a while the hard drive will begin to start for about 2 seconds and then power off. Ive checked the battery, and removed and reseated the hard drive. neither of those have made any difference. Im a student so i really dont want to dish out the money to Dell to fix it. any ideas? Thanks, that computer is my life,

A:Dell Inspiron wont power up

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I bought this 17" Dell Inspiron 1720 just over a year ago.
A week ago I was using it and everything was running just fine. I turned around to do something, for less than five minutes and when I returned the computer was turned off.

I pressed the power button, no power, no lights to indicate any power is going to the unit.
I checked my power supply, tried different power outlets to no avail. When I would plug the power supply in the green light would come on indicating the unit was working, but as soon as I plugged it into the back of the laptop, (when I put my ear to the power supply) there would be a little zap and the green light would go out.

Thinking it was the power supply, I had some friends bring over their Dell power supplies. The P-10, two prong power supply.
It did the same with theirs.

The next thing I checked was to see whether or not the battery had any power left.
It did. When I pressed the button on the back it had 5 lights indicating it was full.

So, before I go and have to more than likely shell out lots of money to someone to fix it, I would like to know if any one else has come across this same thing and what it may be.


A:No power on Dell Inspiron 1720

Remove the battery.
Plug in the power supply. Ensure the system is powered off.
Remove all external peripherals.
Press and hold the <Fn> key on the keyboard.
Continue to hold the <Fn> key while pressing the power button.
Release both buttons.

See if that works. If not, go here and run this diagnostic.

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Hi all,
I Just got new Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop computer, I try to updrade Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB PCI video card, new Video card required min 350W.
My Inspiron PSU is 300W.
What type of new PSU higher Wattage do I need to upgrade ? what brand of PSU to buy for my Inspiron 530 will fit without modified the computer case?

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My Inspiron N5010 Laptop won't power up.
I had been facing this issue for quite some time, however, my laptop eventually used to power up after repeated attempts but this time the PC is completely dead with none of the LEDs coming on.
Also, I disconnected the adapter, removed the battery and discharged the residual power by pressing the power button for 20-30s but that did not work.
Is this a problem with the motherboard?
Please help me out URGENTLY as I need my PC up and running.
PS: This happened after I performed a reset of the Win 10 OS on my laptop so am not sure if that has anything to so with it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron Power issue

Verify that the AC adapter LED is on before you plug in the notebook end.  If it's not, the adapter is toast.
Redo the reset procedure.  This time, remove and reinstall both memory modules.  
If it is on, try powering up on AC only - no battery.  If the system will power up -- but not with the battery installed, the battery is bad.
If the system still won't power up with a good adapter on AC only, the mainboard is bad.

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Hi, here is my problem :

I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 with power issues. The laptop boots fine to bios but it seems like the motherboard doesn't send any power to the Hdd or Cd-rom so the bios send and error of no HDD present.

I though it would be the CMOS battery but the computer doesn't loose the date/time in the bios. I've also tried booting off a usb and it works. I've tried the HDD in my desktop and it works so the drive itself is not an issue.

Does this mean that my motherboard is gone? I am also out of warranty on it.


A:Dell Inspiron 2200 No power to ide

You might have a bad connection between your motherboard and your drives.

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Have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop which is few years old but has been a marvellous computer. I believe I need to replace the power supply because I have trouble starting it occasionally. How do I go about getting a replacement supply please?

A:Dell Inspiron 530 Power Supply.

Have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop which is few years old but has been a marvellous computer. I believe I need to replace the power supply because I have trouble starting it occasionally. How do I go about getting a replacement supply please?
Assuming that you have a Inspiron 530 Mini Tower and not the 530s slimline version.
A Dell OEM Inspiron 530 MT 350w power supply, can be purchased from Here:

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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 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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Hi all,

I've read so many things on this, i dont even know where to look
anymore. It's the same problem that many of us had experienced. I have a inspiron 8200 for reasons that i still dont know, it recognizes my 90 watt ac adaptor as a 70 watt adaptor. It runs on batter just fine. However, with the computer thinks that it only gets 70 watt power supply, the battery wont charge. i've heard that it can be fixed by replacing the motherboard, but $600 is just not in my budget right now. I've also read something about replacing the power source.

Here's something else i've found a while ago

"If the laptop works on battery, my guess is that the inline ceramic DC fuse is open. This is a small oblong block be 1/4 inch long, 1/8 inch high and wide, surface mounted very near the AC adapter jack. This can be bypassed with a suitable Picofuse, be 8 amps, soldered across the conductive ends of the existing fuse case. I would only look into this if the warranty is expired. It is an easy fix, be $2 for the replacement fuse, be $10 for silver epoxy if it risky to solder in the area. I've done this on three laptops which are still functioning - only one with the epoxy. I wish I knew the mechanism for the DC overload, one of the laptops had a water spill, the other two are mysteries to me."

1. I would attempt this if there was some sort of more "cookbook" instruction from anyone who has ever attemped the repair.
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A:Dell Inspiron 8200 Power


You said, "I would only look into this if the warranty is expired."

Well if it is still under warranty send it inand have them find the problem and fix it!

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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 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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Hello all,

First time posting here. This looks like a strong community and I hope somebody can help me.

I've got an Inspiron 6000 that is several years old and has never given me any major trouble until last night. It's a Pentium M 1.6 with 1.25 Gigs ram on two modules - 256 MB that came with it and a 1 Gig module that I added a couple of years ago. It runs Ubuntu Linux.

I was watching a movie and using firefox when it simply shut down. And I don't mean went dead - it actually shut down quickly but gracefully. X clearly died first and then the rest of the OS went down, much faster than normal but not just a total power failure. When I turned it over it was very hot on the bottom, so I figure it overheated. It's never done it before but I haven't blown the dust out of it in a while.

Now it won't turn on, at all. The test button on the battery shows a full charge and the AC adapter light functions normally, but pressing the power button does nothing. It's had about 8 hours to cool now so I know it's not still hot. Any ideas? What should I check and how do I check it?

Thanks for your help,

A:Help! Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)

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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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