Starting a few days ago, my inspiron 1525's screen goes black when connected to the power supply. The screen displays normally when running on battery power. I read on another forum that the problem may be "excess charge" stored in some of the components. The suggested fix was to disconnect from the power supply, remove the battery, and hold the power button down for 60 seconds to disperse the charge. No such luck.
A few more things: i have had it for almost 2 years, and the battery is on its last legs. I have been receiving a message about how "it is able to charge normally, but it may not hold a charge as long as previously" for a few months now. Also, I am not using a Dell brand AC adapter, but one made by Targus.
If you need more information, please let me know.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Edited by Scheity, 29 June 2010 - 08:43 PM.