Zell4
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Dell Inspiron 1150 Power problem

My Dell Inspiron 1150 power supply charge the battery while the laptop is off, but when the laptop is on then the battery start to discharged, I can be using the laptop while last the battery charge, then I have to turn off the laptop and wait that the battery charge again.

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To be more precise - Laptop is still connected to the wall outlet by WORKING (green light on) AC charger but Laptop is only using Battery power until Battery has been exhausted. Even connected properly to the Laptop - AC charger is not supplying power - Battery is gone after 1 hour 20 minutes now (5 years old laptop and battery drop in power from almost 4 hours supply to 1:20 hr); Than - when battery goes low - laptop is turning off and AC charger - (still connected to the Laptop) start to charge Battery - and after 35-40 minutes I can work again - I turn my Laptop on - (AC charger is still connected to the Laptop, green light on charger is on) - but now Laptop - that had green LED light for AC charger connection for charging battery - turning off that green LED light and start to discharge battery and Battery is not charging while Laptop is working.

Any Idea ? 

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owenstg
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1150 Power problem

Here is an explanation of a problem that I have run into that started out similar to yours.

The laptop battery would sometimes not charge and the laptop would also sometimes not work with the power adapter plugged in.  Slight "wiggling" of the power plug would have an effect on the laptop power light.  While the laptop is off, plug in the laptop and look for the green light all the way to the right to come on.  In my case, that green light would intermittently come on depending on your slight wiggling skills.  To repair the laptop, I had to resolder the power jack.  Doing this requires a total disassemble to get the system board out.  When I flipped over the system board to inspect the power jack, it looked like someone was trying to save money on the amount of solder used on the power jack.  Anyways, I cleaned the area, applied a little flux, and applied a reasonable amount of solder to the power jack pins.  Voila, laptop is good as new.

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drogbagoogle
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1150 Power problem

"Doing this requires a total disassemble to get the system board out.  When I flipped over the system board to inspect the power jack, it looked like someone was trying to save money on the amount of solder used on the power jack.  Anyways, I cleaned the area, applied a little flux, and applied a reasonable amount of solder to the power jack pins.  Voila, laptop is good as new." I agree with owensta's opinion. We have the same problem with it. And from my experence, i just use a solar battery charger to replace some traditional chargers.

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