Laptop troubleshooting forum: Dell laptop charger adpapter not working second one gone bad

by: 67Pontiacfirebird November 7, 2010 4:16 PM PST

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Dell laptop charger adpapter not working second one gone bad

by 67Pontiacfirebird - 11/7/10 4:16 PM

I have a Dell inspiron 1545, the original charger adaptor (box on the cord) quit working about two months ago, the blue LED indicator would come on and it would charge half of the time you wanted it to. Also (sounds odd) but it would work in different outlets in the house and not others. So I ordered a replacement (exact same thing, all specs identical). It worked for a month (till it was out of warranty) now neither will work at all.

Can there be a problem with the laptop that is causing the charger to go bad? did I just get a bad streak of luck and a bad new charger? odviously when the LED is on it will work, but is there a way to test the box other than that?

I use my laptop for school work because it is much more convienent than my PC , so any help I could get would be great, thanks kurt

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