Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook ?

How do I know if my dell laptop Inspiron 6400 battery is dead? Presently if I unplug the AC cord the laptop powers off..


Answers :

I'd first try removing the battery and reseating it in laptop. Plug in and see if charge light comes on. If it is on, wait about 15 minutes. Check the battery meter which can be find by turning on your computer, go to start, control panel, power. Specifically, you want the power management settings. There will be battery charge level there. Do not unplug AC cord. This could interrupt hard drive during read/write process which can cause damage and loss of data.
\015\012
\015\012If charge level never reaches 100% and / or the laptop feels like it is getting noticeably warm in the areas around the battery, then the problem is the charger and it will have to be replaced. You will probably want a trained technician to do that. There are OEM replacements available. Shop around for best price.
\015\012
\015\012It is possible the battery won't take a charge. Any decent PC tech shop can test it for you.
The battery has a digital meter on it.
\015\012(The row of LED lights).
\015\012Press the test button on the end of the row. How many LED's show up?
\015\012
\015\012The power adapter may not be powerful enough to charge the battery AND operate the laptop.
\015\012Is the power adapter a "Dell" brand or a Kenninsington or other third-party adapter?
\015\012If not a Dell brand adapter, tyhen it can't charge the battery. get a Dell adapter (or borrow one to make sure).
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

How do I know if my dell laptop Inspiron 6400 battery is dead? Presently if I unplug the AC cord the laptop powers off..


I'd first try removing the battery and reseating it in laptop. Plug in and see if charge light comes on. If it is on, wait about 15 minutes. Check the battery meter which can be find by turning on your computer, go to start, control panel, power. Sp ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

My laptop lenovo 3000 N100 battery has a problem.. therefore i purchased a new battery but the problem with this battery is that when i use the battery it runs the laptop for 10 -15 mins and then with a click sound cuts of the battery supply. m i having aproblem with the battery or it is ainternal circuit problem.


My Dell laptop has a power problem.\015\012 ... Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 8500 no lights, no fan, nothing.


First remove the battery and try it. If it works without the battery, then that is the problem. My Inspiron 2650 suddenly started acting like that with the battery in but works perfectly without the battery.\015\012 ... Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

Dell inspiron b130 power problem


Your power adaptor sounds like it needs replaced.\015\012A battery is not necessary to run your computer but it will help to prevent loss of work in progress.\015\012The amber flashing light simply means the battery is fully charged. ... Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

Dell inspiron 1526 has problem (plugged in ,not


Hello there:First you will want to ensure that the power cord is fully inserted at both the laptop and all the connections for the cord and that it is getting proper power. and check tosee that the connector thatthe power cord goes into is no ... Dell Inspiron 1526 Laptop

Will not power on - Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook


Hi,You can try the following steps:1. Unplug the power from the laptop and remove the battery then press the power button of the laptop for 15 seconds2. Put the battery back in, turn on the laptop without plugging ... Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

Inspiron E1505 - ac power not always on when plugged in outlet


I've had both the battery and the cord die in my old Dell laptop. Assuming it's like mine and the light is on while the battery's charging and turns off when the it's full....Dell batteries don't last more than a year or two, so my first ... Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 1525 Locked Out, Links or Info Help


I have a dell computer optiplex 745 and on my computer there is a password reset on the mother board it may be a switch you have to change and then power up the system or there may be a little clip that you have to move to another position and then p ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

My dell inspiron 6400 battery is not charging. The power meter shows that the laptop is pluged to AC power, but the battery is not charging. I have also noticed that the battery charging led light is not working only but the power light. The meter shows that the battery has a 7% on it with a red cross sign. The laptop is 2 years old and never had issues with the battery. It has always been good. It is also made in Japan, and not one of the recall batteries that Dell has recalled. Can anybody hel


Hello there:what you can try to do is to remove the battery and unplug the power cord from the computernow inspect the connections on the battery and the computer and clean both of them with a q tip and some rubbing alcohol make sure t ... Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

Bought Inspiron 6400 laptop in april of this year and in august i started having power problems first - when i press power button the power led on the right of the system lights for a few seconds then fades, and sometimes the 3 locks on the left light for a few seconds as well and then fades, this is the same problem is happening in my system too, please rectify


Power problems can be difficult to diagnois you need to find out if the power block is getting power is there a light on the power adapter? the plug that plugs into the wall?? make sure its lit up and try unpluging it from the laptop and the wall and ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Inspiron 1501 won't turn on


Do you have the dell diagnostic CD??if you have it may help you to figure what is wrong??\015\012here is th link to the troubleshooting steps.\015\012 ... Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook

Possible to increase RAM on Dell PR03S?


Dell was one of the early pioneers in laptop computers. If you have aDell Inspiron, Lattitude or other Dell laptop computer, you may be ableto speed it up and boost its performance by adding more RAM\015\012\011\011\011 \011\011\011\011 \ ... Dell Latitude X200 Notebook

Can I use ther Targus Adaptor for Inspiron 1525


On the long term, a power adapter with a bigger amperage can damage battery and battery charger.Better to get an adapter with same specs as the 65/70W one , or an original replacemant:\015\012\015\012 ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Dell Inspiron E1505 shorting out adapter


I would replace the battery if you had for some time. Over time charging a battery will slowly not take a charge. If you tried two adapters, about the only thing is left is the battery. ... Dell PC Laptops

DELL LAPTOP INSPIRON 6400 MY LAPTOP BATTERY IS SHOWING STATUS ( UNKNOWN ) ON WINDOWS & ON BIOS IT SAYSS BATTERY NOT INSTALLED


How To Extend Your Dell Inspiron 6400 E1505 E1501 Battery's Life?\015\012\015\012Use the correct recharging procedure for ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Dell 1000 Inspiron won't get past start up screen, frozen


Had this exact problem on the same model (Dell Inspiron 1000) laptop. Solution was simple: remove battery, problem goes away. I guess the battery was so far gone it was hanging the BIOS on startup. ... Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

Dell Inspiron B130 - can you replace the connection for the power source/battery charger? Mine is shorting out and not always charging the battery (new battery, new AC cord and adaptor).


The port on the laptop where the AC adapter plug goes into, is the DC Power Jack. The DC Power Jack for the Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook PC, is soldered directly to the motherboard. [Some laptop designs have a cable, that goes ... Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

Dell inspiron 1525 will not charge the battery


1525 owners (possibly other models) DO NOT replace the mobo before reading this! Just read step 3 and 3a.The Dell 1525, 600 series, and probably all other models using PA10 or PA12 power supplies have a power jack that uses the center pi ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

My power cord not charging battery


You may have damaged the power input port.broken solder joint. or your power supply took a dive. if you have a DMM 'meter' check the power supply to see if you are getting power from it.if it is the power input port, you will have to eith ... Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

My inspiron 1000 laptop from dell won't turn on. The adapter cord is not getting hot. I was defragging the computer when it shut off. Is this the adapter cord?


Hello there:ok the first thing that i would suggest is to remove the battery and unplug the power cord from the computer now check the area that the battery connects to and get a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol and clean the contact ar ... Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

Laptop not powering - HP6710b 2.1GHz 15.4 160GB 5400 PC Notebook


Sir,TAKE OUT BATTERY, REMOVE MAINS SUPPLY, HOLD POWER BUTTON DOWN FOR 30SECS PUT POWER SUPPLY IN ONLY DO NOT PUT IN BATTERY TURN ON LAPTOP NOWPUT IN BATTERY\015\012AC power adapter\015\012How the AC adapter worksThe most commo ... HP6710b 2.1GHz 15.4 160GB 5400 PC Notebook

Dell inspiron 6000 not charging


I have a Dell Inspiron 6000, and so does my wife. One day coming back from the airport, the power adapter cord(the end that plugs into the laptop) was hanging out the door and was dragging on the ground. Well the end was unusable and I was out look ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Dell Laptop - Inspiron 1525


Hi there.I'm sorry to say but it sounds like there has been a massive power surge causing the motherboard to fry, there is no doubt that this has caused serious damage which is probably now beyond economical repair.If you have any warrant ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

My Hp Pavilion Laptop says: 0% available (plugged in, charging)


Unfortunatelly, not much you can do!\015\012Most likely it is up to the battery.\015\012Such things are not unusual. My friends laptop battery died at once (just like yours) in about two weeks after he bought it. Fortunately, it was ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

HP zv6000 battery problem


I am having the same problem when the power cord is plugged directly to the computer - power light flashes - once battery is dead so is the computer. I have a docking station that plugs into the big port on the right side - that still works and does ... HP Pavillion ZV6000 Athlon 64 3500+ 15.4in WideScreen w/ 512MB/80GB/DVDRW/Flash Slot (PCLHCA6435512WWD) PC Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0490 seconds