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Dell Vostro 1700 power issue

Posted on 2012-03-26
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Will not operate away from ac power. Have replaced ac charger and battery with known good units. Anything else to try before replacing the motherboard?
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update bios and call dell, even if it's out of warranty they'll usually try and help a little like telling you if there is a rest command or stuff like that, don't expect a big long help session on an expired machine but it's worth a shot.
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what happened when you put in a good battery?
did it show the battery, and the charge - and did it charge?
if not, it looks like the charging circuits on the mobo are bad -  and , as you supposed, the mobo should be replaced
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