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Old 11-30-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Hi my Dell XPS M1330 not power on even with or without battery. Every time when i plug in the adapter, the adapter LED indicator lights off.

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When did this problem start? Was it during a thunderstorm or blackout? Was the laptop dropped? Was something spilled on it? Please provide as much information as possible.

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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Nothing happen at all. The last thing was watching movie. The next day laptop not power on. Happen so sudden.
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Hello chriszcheah,

Do you have access to a spare power adapter to try? It sounds like your adapter may have failed.
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Hello chriszcheah,

Do you have access to a spare power adapter to try? It sounds like your adapter may have failed.
Hi gavinzach thank you for your reply. I haven't tried yet. For your info, before plug into laptop the blue LED light is on but when plug into laptop the blue LED lights off. Would it be adapter problem?...
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You are speaking of the LED on the power supply, correct?

That is one of the things that lead me to believe your adapter is failing. It is not allways the case, but the supply may be producing enough power to light the LED on the unit, but once it is plugged in to the computer, there is too much draw for it to sustain the necessary voltage to keep the light lit.

There is an easy way to test this theory, if you have an incandescent test light.

Attach the alligator clip (common) to the outside portion of the DC plug. Use the probe to touch the internal portion (+). The light should come on and stay brightly lit. If it dims or goes out then your supply is failed.
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thank you bro. I should try and post the results here later. hopefully is adapter problem.
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No problem, I hope that is the issue as well... it is one of the easisest to rectify.
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Oh ooh... I test my adapter with multimeter set to DCV 50 and is working so what should i do bro?
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The problem with using a multimeter is that they do not supply draw to the power adapter, they only test the voltages.

You need something, like an incandescent test light.

Attach the light and see if the light dims. You can also check the output under minor draw, it should still be putting out the specified rating. If there is a significant drop, then the adapter is not providing enough power.

The only other thing that would cause the light in the adapter to go out would be a short-circuit that activates the protection circuit.
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ok will try and post the result again....
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:21 PM   #12
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This is a common problem with the XPS M1330's... short condition on the motherboard somewhere.. see: http://www.aqstech.com/dellbios12.htm

I think they charge about $100 for the repair...

Or replace the motherboard..?

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