Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook ?

Laptop won't staart up.

\015 I think the battery is dead but the laptop won't run on ac power. Shouldn't it run off ac power?\015

Answers :

Hi,
Yes, it should run off AC power even if the battery is removed. Sounds like either the motherboard or your AC adaptor might be failing. I would start by trying the AC adaptor with another dell to verify it it's not dead.

Good luck,
Raf
Most laptops have the power plug-in yanked loose.   Many need to be re-soldered or replaced.  A failure at that point would cause a dead battery and a failure to work from household power.  I have had the external power supply fail or even the cable fail and I had to buy another one.  Double check that the ac cable plugging into the power supply cable is inserted fully (If you have that style).  If it still doesn't work replace the thicker cable with another cable (often the same as an ordinary computer cable)
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