Inspiron 5100 power problems

By 5smearmom
Jan 24, 2008
  1. I am having an issue with the power cord and battery on my dell inspiron 5100. My puppy chewed through my original cord. I purchased a new universal cord which appeared to be working. Yesterday I noticed the machine running on battery even though the power cord was plugged in. Then the machine shut down and I have not been able to get it to turn on.
    I have checked the fan, removed the battery and hd.

    When I plug in the power cord (no battery) the power indicator light and the battery indicator both have green lights when I plug in the battery all the indicator lights go out. Is it possible that mobo is toast?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    No, you likely need the correct power adapter... easily available on eBay
  3. 5smearmom

    5smearmom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the info.
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