I will tell you something man when i was taking the A+ course our instructor told us to search for support and of all the brands he chose Dell and let me tell you this - The least brand in supporting I did found - after what I had with Vostro 1000 - I did not buy a Dell Laptop - So here is another piece of advice do not buy Dell
Buy Apple - HP - Sony or Toshiba
My Current Laptop: G60-445DX
OH Note Modern Laptops have silicon chips without proper cooling so you need a cooler so you can protect your PC from heat building - its technical term Laptop Overheating - you can buy it from Walmart - Best buy if you are living in USA and Canada probably
This might seem off topic but i hope it is helpful if you ever think of buying a new laptop for any reason I have this problem occasionally on both my Inspiron 1505E and my Vostro 1700. It's wierd. I guess if it was constant I'd get a new HP NBP6A93B1 Battery
. Must be either the adapter drops in voltage or whatever is measuring the voltage in the laptops is a little sensitive.
Any ideas out there? My title is Senior Engineer but I have no paper. Been a tech all my career except I'm in supervision now so that's all I can think is going on. Basically dell ac adapters has a middle pin connected to a id chip. Lap top reads the chip id to identify the type of AC adapter (dell brand).
Either the chip in the ac adapter is faulty and not sending the signal properly or worst case scenario the reciever to id the chip in the mobo is broken.
will not boot up since ac adapter not recognized
will boot up on ac but will not charge the battery
it may prevent your cpu from stepping up (speed-step) and run at the lowest rated speed (not sure about this one.
you can probably find a dell compatible ac adapter in e-bay, just buy original ac adapter.Own a Dell 1505E, from Dell outlet, has worked fine for me the last 3 years, use a Dell D610 as my desktop at work for the last 5 years, slow as shit, but works fine.
Own a Dell 1700, from Dell outlet, for the last 6 months, has worked fine for me.
Can find parts anywhere. I will admit that sometimes Dell support sucks, especially for support of later operating systems. Essentially, they've orphaned the HP Pavilion dv6500 Battery
when it comes to Win 7. Actually, I only have driver issues with the 360 Bluetooth chip. Other than that I like Dells. Of course as a frustrated old field service tech now in supervision, I have no fear of opening the hood on these things and fixing them myself.