Laptop Charging Problems

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Sustaining battery power is important to keeping your laptop running, especially when it is to be used in places where an electrical output may not be readily available. Laptop owners will find it difficult to prepare for ventures outside of their home or office if they are experiencing problems charging their laptops. Toshiba laptops are known for their charging issues, making it important for owners to be aware of the laptop's possible problems.

Symptoms
Toshiba laptop charging issues are easily detected because of their noticeable symptoms. Indications of charging issues include the laptop shutting down at random times without warning, or the power and Dell Latitude D630 battery charge LED flickering every time the cord is wiggled or shook. Also, because the battery takes time to charge, whenever you plug the AC adapter in, the laptop may seem to be dead due to the absence of LED activity.

Cause
The reason behind most Dell laptop charging problems is a poor connection between the computer's system board and the DC-IN power jack. Most Dell laptop owners experiencing problems will see that the there is a crack found between the connection of the power jack pin and system board upon opening up the unit. This is a quite common problem with Dell laptops, however, there are times when owners will find the power jack broken without disrupting the charging process.

Repair
The only way to fix Dell Vostro 1510 battery issues involving cracks between the system board and the power jack pin is by re-soldering. Partially broken connections can be resolved by a simple re-soldering of the power jack pin, but if the power jack is completely broken or burnt, the pin must be replaced.

Warning
There are times when Dell laptops still refuse to charge even after the replacement of the power jack pin. This can be explained by the presence of other cracks in the system board. The top part of the board may have been re-soldered when replacing the jack, but there may also be cracks at the bottom of the board which need to be re-soldered as well. Dell laptop owners can test to see if the motherboard receives power by using a multimeter. If it shows that there is no power in the board, this indicates that the bottom part has issues as well.

Tips
When repairing your Dell Vostro 1710 battery, it is recommended that you remove the motherboard from its case to have a better view of the problem. From the bottom of the board, you will be able to see if the power jack is indeed broken, as the "+" pin is already cracked. In this case, you will have to replace the power jack pin.
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