Dell Inspiron 1501: power /start up issues

Dell Inspiron 1501/e1505/6400, vostro 10...
December 24, 2010 at 09:09:32
Specs: Windows Vista, 512MB
I own a dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, 3.5 yrs old. the problem is my system is not getting power from the adapter. as soon as i plug the adapter to it, the power indicator in adapter is off. the dell support say it is an reverse current problem and want me spend hell lot of money on to it. before going for it, i want to know the exact problem and a cheap solution.
thanks in advance.

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December 24, 2010 at 10:57:14
You either have a bad AC/DC power adapter, a bad charging system on the computer itself, or a loose charging jack on the computer. It is also possible that the battery is completely shot. Will your computer work with the power cord plugged in but with the battery removed? If not, then you are looking at a problem with one of those first three items. If you think it might be the power adapter cord, you can sometimes find a better deal on those if you do a search on eBay. Just make sure the item is designed to work with your EXACT laptop model. If the problem is with one of the internal components of your system (not the battery or the cord) then you are looking at more in-depth repairs.

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January 27, 2011 at 16:38:31
I have an inspiron 1501 and I have the same problem. I can't even get my pc to go to the user login. When I run it in safe mode, an other user login option comes up and it won't even take my user name and password when I'm the administrator and only user.

It hurts because this is my 2nd dell laptop in 7 years and I only had this one for 3yrs 3 months. It seems like dell is selling attractive looking computers on the outside but have poor operating systems and software on the inside. I recently bought a new ac adapter and it appears that I made a wrong choice.

Its funny that customers experience issues as soon as the warranty is over and dell is heartless, they want poor students to pay 195 for extended warranties which we can't afford. I know I won't get help from dell but I want to be another customer that exposes their terrible computers that they sell customers.
Great job dell and keep connecting us overseas whenever we have pc issues and need help.

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