Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook ?

My brother in law gave me this laptop and said it works fine other than the dvd drive will just open on its on. He did not have a charger for it however a friend of mine gave me a dell charger.My problem is the battery is completly dead by pushing button on battery it shows no life. When i plug in the charger the light goes green for about a minute then goed amber four blinks the green once. The dvd drive is operational during this however the laptop will not power all the way up any ideas will


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Hi Chris,

First of all make sure that the voltage of the adapter your friend gave you is 19.5 volts 4.62 amps.

If the voltage is not 19.5 then the laptop won't turn on or charge the battery and could also damage the motherboard in the laptop.
You will see the power on the adapter itself so make sure you check on this first.

You described that the LED is flashing green and then orange. This denotes that the battery is too hot to charge or the battery itself is defective.

Remove the battery and adapter plug from the laptop, press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds, then plug in just the AC power adapter and see if it will boot. Before you do make sure that you have the correct charger for the laptop by doing what i described above.

Good luck and please let me know how you get on.




Regards.
The battery needs to be replaced. same thing occured with my dell laptop.
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