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Inspiron 1525 screen goes black when connected to AC adapter


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Scheity

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Evening everyone,

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!

-Matt

Edited by Scheity, 29 June 2010 - 08:43 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hi Scheity :) sorry to hear you are having this issue
This could possibly be caused by the Targus AC adapter, as there
was a recall of many of them for being defective, please read
the link below and check the list of recalled products to confirm
if yours is or is not one of them.
Two years is not old for a laptop battery, it all depends on how
it is used, for example never continuously run the laptop directly
from the mains power while the battery is in place.
http://www.electroni...-universal.html
Good luck and I hope this resolves your issue
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Thank you very much, Phillpower.

I'll check to see if my Targus adapter has been recalled, and probably order a Dell power supply when I get home tonight.

-Matt
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As it turns out, my Targus adapter was one of those recalled. Thanks for the tip, Phillpower.

-Matt
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Thanks for the update and please let us know how it works out.
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