Dell Inspiron 1545 Not Charging [constantly flashes orange]

  bbr620 08:04 14 Oct 11
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hi all, just been given a Dell Inspiron 1545, problem is, when i plug in the charger, with the battery in place, all i get is a constant flashing orange light at the charge indicator, no green / white lights?

The battery is completely flat so it won't start on battery only and i've tried removing battery, holding power switch down for 10 seconds to drain the circuit, connecting charger, without the battery, but it won't switch on, just the same flashing orange light.

I'm sure the battery is fine and the charger has the blue led illuminated on it. Can i assume the charge circuit on the motherboard is away?

Any suggestions, thanks in advance.

  onthelimit1 08:37 14 Oct 11

With the battery out and the charger connected, do you get any lights? It's not unknown for the connections in the plug to fail with all the flexing that it gets, so the led on the charger is not a sure check that all is well.

  bbr620 18:06 16 Oct 11

hiya, just get the same flashing orange light at the charge indicator on the laptop, just in front of the keyboard, won't power on though :o(

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