AC Adapter Problem

By DoesntBodeWell ยท 4 replies
Nov 15, 2007
  1. I have an Alienware Sentia notebook, and a while ago the power cord got sensitive, and would suddenly cease to be recognized, then come back. One day, it just stopped, and the battery died before I could turn off the computer, now I have no way of starting it. It doesn't detect the AC adapter, with or without the battery. Is there anything I can do, short of replacing the power jack?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You could charge the battery in another (similar) computer and move it to yours..

    Yes, it would be a good idea to have a look at the power system and fix/replace anything that is broken :)
  3. DoesntBodeWell

    DoesntBodeWell TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks... I'll probably get around to it eventually, It's an odd-shaped battery, and I don't have any other way to charge it, or I would.
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Is it possible that your AC cord has stopped conducting? (Not working anymore). That may account for it no longer being noticed. If you know anyone with a multitester: they could easily find out if the cord has a short (or open).
  5. DoesntBodeWell

    DoesntBodeWell TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks, that's a good idea.
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