Re: Dead Latitude D505
- From: Tekkie® <Tekkie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:01:58 -0400
paul8 posted for all of us...
On 9 Jun., 15:21, Christopher Muto <m...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 8 Jun., 19:12, "William R. Walsh" <wm_wa...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Pop the battery and try it again without the battery in place. If that
doesn't help, there's probably something wrong with the hardware.
If the battery is especially depleted, it may take the charger
anywhere from a few hours to overnight before it can start the fast
charge. Or it may not be able to charge the battery at all any longer.
You're probably speaking of the pre-boot system assessment that takes
place before the diagnostics partition is started. This can be
accessed by pressing F12 at startup to get the boot menu. On my
LatD800, the pre-boot assessment test runs two color bar test pattern
Still no sign of life after one night with the charger on, -and the
charger is not warm as it use to be when charging.
Trying boot without battery makes no difference.
So I am prepared to arrange this good old laptops burial.
The 40GB hard disk is OK. It will be used as external USB disk for
And the single 512MB ram will find a place in another laptop
see my other post from earlier. also, test the tip of the ac adapter as
it may not be producing power from the tip due to a small nik or cut in
the cord. if the adapter is the problem then a replacement ac adapter
can be had for under $15 on ebay. good luck.- Skjul tekst i anførselstegn -
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It pays being patient. I found an opportunity to try charging the
battery in another Latitude. After a couple of days, the battery get
Now I can see that my D505 works normally on battery power. The
problem is that it does not takes charge from the power adapter.
I have tried both a PA10 and a PA12 adapter.
Are there any other possibility ?
I would be unhappy to have to quit my D505 just because of a charging
m/b is shot - common problem
Tekkie Don't bother to thank me, I do this as a public service.
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