Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Aww crappy AC

"Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."

Man, at least I can run off of the AC adapter. But it looks like I can't charge my battery at all anymore. Time to start looking for a new laptop (and it won't be painted even remotely as cool as my current laptop).

However, since I am a computer engineer, I will do my best to diagnose and fix the issue (after backing up all my data).
1. Verify that the power adapter is working on another laptop.
2. Verify the battery is working some how?
3. Make sure the connections are strong and solid between the AC port and motherboard.

Mannnnnnn, grrr....

(The problem was with the power adapter. A new power adapter did fix the problem. Nothing was wrong with the laptop.)

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