I just ran a fast diagnostic in BIOS and both the battery charger and video card passed the connection test. :4-dontkno
To run the diags on the laptop do the followingRedcatcher said:I have a dell Inspiron 8600 that is out of warranty and need advice on what to do next. First, it quit charging the battery. It powers up and runs fine on the A/C power brick but the LED charge indicator light does not come on. I know for certain the battery is good and the system recognizes it. Dell wants me to call their support number and pay them $39 for a diagnostic. They DID tell me in an e-mail though that it sounds as if the motherboard has gone bad but to try a new A/C brick first. Then, last night, I lost my video..The monitor shuts down as soon as Windows launches. I have audio though. My question is, does it sound as if the motherboard has gone bad and should I buy one and try installing it myself?