[clug] Dell Notebook AC Adapter Test

David Symons david.symons at liberatedcomputing.net
Thu Apr 26 06:21:19 GMT 2007

Hi Mike,

On 4/26/07, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> So will the adapter run the laptop without the battery fitted?  If so,
> I can't see how it's at fault. Your most likely issue is a sad
> battery, followed by an issue on the laptop's motherboard.

Yes it runs on AC with and without the battery.  In both cases it
gives a BIOS warning at powerup with words to the effect that an
incompatible AC adapter is attached (don't have it here with me atm
for exact wording).  The fact that it occurs without the battery has
me looking away from it being the issue.

> Want me to bring along some tools so we can perform impromptu laptop
> surgery for you tonight?

That'd be great.  I'm sure I won't be the only one learning something
from that.  I'll make sure I'm well backed up.  BTW, I usually don't
get there until about 8pm (and will wait until the talks finish anyway
of course).

Many thanks, Dave.
David Symons
Canberra, Australia

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