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Laptop Not Charging Battery

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
December 12, 2008 10:04:37 PM


I was wondering if someone could tell me what to do next. I have 4-year-old Dell Inspiron 8600. A few months ago, the battery stopped charging and only functions while plugged in.

At first, I replaced the A/C adapter because the light on the original A/C brick wasn't lit anymore when plugged in. When that didn't fix the problem, I bought another battery figuring the original had died and could no longer hold a charge.

After replacing the A/C adapter and battery, it still won't charge. Is there an internal charging unit or something that could be fried? What would one suggest in my situation?

Thank you for suggestions,

December 15, 2008 11:56:06 AM

yep u figured it out (an internal charging unit ) which in other words called (the DC Socket) needs replacing.
December 15, 2008 4:00:31 PM

Thank you for the reply. Now I know what to call it and what to look for.

Thanks again,

September 15, 2009 5:37:55 PM

i have the same problem like urs. havent been able to figure out the next thing to do with it. did u have to replace the DC socket, or what did u do to fix this problem? thank you.