|Hey ALL you experts out there,|
I have a major problem with my laptop (OK, maby not that major but its irritating)
It's a Dell Latitude 100L (quite old i know),
This is the story:
I got this laptop from one of my buddies he sayd it doesn't boot up and can't charge so I took it and upon getting home i plugged it in and waited 30 Min, I tried to start it but it only lit the screen and in the top left corner there was a blinking (underscore) cursor, thinking it was pretty old and took a long time to boot I waited for it for another 30 Min, nothing. I removed the AC power cord (original that came with the model, I checked it on the internet) and tried to reboot, it went perfectly and booted into windows XP no problem, i even ran IntelBurn Test with RealTempGT to see if was doing OK and it did. So no problems running off of the battery.
I then tried plugging the AC cord in while still in Windows, it froze after a couple of seconds (about the time it took the power light on the charger to come on) and then froze again, removing the cord still left me with a frozen laptop. So no luck there. I tested the Voltage output with my multimeter and it was exactly what is should be, 19.5 V, I then plugged it in to the laptop (which I had disassembled) and tested the voltage that was comping in, also 19.5 V Exactly, so it's not the power port. If you need any more info please ask me.
Please reply asap.