Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Sounds like the battery is discharged and can't hold power up because of that.
If you unplug the AC cord and battery, press the power button for 30 seconds to reset, then plug back in the AC cord, what happens?
Now repeat that but hold the power button while plugging back in the AC cord. Any change?
You'll need to get power into the PC to see if it will hold power up.
Thanks for replying Gregrocker.
I followed your steps. When I plugged the AC cord in nothing happened.
I held the button and plugged it in and again nothing happened.
Then I held the button and put in the battery and something DID happen.
Normally if the battery is left out for awhile I can get power to come on for about 2 seconnds. This time the power came on for a little bit longer and the Dell logo came up!
The AC cord I am using is a PA-12 Family cord. 19.5v 3.34a
I had a proffessional replace the DC Jack so I am confident the repair was done correctly. That said, could there be another MOBO issue that is not allowing power flow from the AC cord to the Laptop? When the AC cord is plugged in there are no lights to indicate a charge.
Are there alternate methods to getting power into the laptop?
Thanks again for the reply.