Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook ?

DEAD DELL I got a dell and the switch where your power suppy plugs in was loose I could smell it burning one day and it melted . Now got a new stwitch and added it to mother board and after trying to charge battery over nite still nothing.. Any ideas for next problem?? It didn't appear that anything on mother board was damaged. Could I need new battery ?


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Replace the DC Jack, the battery will may charge if it doesn't get power from Positive and Negative. On that particular model it is usually the positve terminal. Insufficicent solder at production time causes a weak joint, repeated plugging in weakens the joint even further until it breaks the connection. If you have not damaged the jack badly, you may be able to get by with a simple 'reflow' of the solder. Use flux paste and add about 1 drop of solder to the terminals. Being careful not to short POS & NEG. (the contact pads are very close- use magnifying glass to verify)
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\015\012Most likely the burning smell was the solder arcing around a poor solder connection.
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\015\012I would suggest verifying DC jack before spending good money on a battery, since most LI-ION batteries are good for upto a thousand charges plus...
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