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Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop won't boot on AC power supply

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by cstafford, May 3, 2009.

  1. cstafford

    cstafford Guest

    Dell Inspiron 9400 has had power jack problems for a while now. I have
    to wiggle the cord to get the computer to recognise that it is plugged
    in, but in the right position it has been working fine.

    However, now it won't boot with the power supply plugged in. When I try
    to turn it on, the power light comes on for a few seconds and then turns
    off. Nothing else happens. It will still charge when turned off, and
    boots fine without the power supply plugged in.

    Is this just the power jack getting worse? Or is it a new problem?
    cstafford, May 3, 2009
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    BillW50 Guest

    In cstafford typed on Sun, 3 May 2009 08:54:20 +0100:
    Hard to say. Since the broken power jack just might not be able to
    handle the turn on power drain anymore. But it could be something else
    as well.
    BillW50, May 3, 2009
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    Time to replace that power jack.
    GG WILLIKERS, May 3, 2009
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