Hi folks, I am new to this Experts Exchange thing so I'm not sure if my question is appropriate for this forum. That being said....
I was given a broken Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. The computer's power jack had come apart, and now the cord wouldn't attach correctly.
Then I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00350LQ1O/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and installed it.
When I plugged in the cord, the power light blinked orange/red 3 or 4 times and then white once. This repeated until at some point the light turned solid white. I took this to be a good sign and left the laptop to charge before I tried to turn it on.
When I came back, the power light was out and the computer showed no signs of life.
I'm confused as where to go from here. Could a dead battery be the problem? I don't want to invest in a replacement battery if it is likely something else.
Thanks for your time.