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Dell Inspiron 600m power adapter type cannot be determined

Posted on 2009-02-24
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My clients dell gets this message.
I tried a new power adapter but no help.
What can I do?

Dell Inspiron 600m power adapter type cannot be determined
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by:Michael_MCDST
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WHOA, gonna have to contact Dell on that one =(
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by:rickpary
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unfortunately they wont talk to me because the Inspiron is out of warranty
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by:lti-sysadmin
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It seems that other people have had the same issue. A new battery did not make any difference. It is probably the power adapter plug on the main board that is damaged or a connection has broken loose. If it is still under warranty, call Dell tech support. If not, find a reputable repair company to fix it or replace the main board.
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After carefully examining the AC power adapter/battery charger I noticed that the center pin was bent to one side. I straightened it out with a mini flathead screwdriver and my problem went away. This pin was bent on two different adapters.

System Board was $405.95
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Fantastic. I am glad that it was a simple fix. The boards are full of this issue due to a bad connection on the mother board. It is a very expensive fix. Have a good one!
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Thank you for responding!
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