I have a CPi PPL D266XT Dell Laptop. Its used for an old CNC machine so its importance is great and replacement with a newer laptop isn't an option. The problem I'm having is the system will not charge the battery. I've tried a new battery, power adapter and motherboard. When I plug the power adapter into the system the green light on the power adapter goes out. If I unplug the adapter the light reappears.
Recently the motherboard was replaced. There are a couple cards that plug into the motherboard. The PCMCIA and Audio Card. My feeling is that there is something grounding out somewhere. I've removed the battery, floppy drive and RAM. Still when the power adapter is plugged in the light on the adapter goes off. If I plug the power adapter into the old board the power adapter light stays lighted. I've plugged a battery into the old motherboard and power adapter and the light stays on. However the battery does not charge.
Feels like the next step should be to order another power adapter just to make sure the one I have isn't the problem. Even though its newer. Thanks in advance for any ideas.