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Dell Inspiron 6000 battery power

By jwidmyer
Jul 7, 2008
  1. I have a Dell and can say I have left it on for long periods of time, sometimes until the power is drained and it shuts down. Recently I have noticed the power slowing down as I have fully charged it multiple times. It used to max out at 2 hours but has slowly made it's way to 20 minutes. I also found myself recentlyangling the AC cord in the back to keep a steady charge. The cord became harder to connect over time as well. Before you know it my CPU was dead but my AC power cord remained green. Is there a chance my battery is dead and needs replaced or I need a better AC pwer cord Connection. Or could it be something worse?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,927   +167

    The DC Jack (where you plug in the AC adapter) may be broken inside the laptop. The battery may also be worn out
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    i'm seconding tmagic on likely a DC jack problem. have seen this problem occur on several Inspirons. It's an issue of someone re-soldering the connection to motherboard in the laptop. fyi... i've seen repair places offer this as a fixed price service to get it all soldered and workin again for about $125 (including warranting the work for a period of time) maybe you'll find better/different pricing.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,927   +167

    Yes LookinAround,
    I have replaced or repaired many model DC Jacks over the last 2 years. If the laptop is owned or used by someone under 30 years, the DC Jacks take a real beating. Most all brand laptops from Toshiba, Sony, Dell and HP are affected
     
  5. jwidmyer

    jwidmyer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the replies! i will let you know the results
     
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