i had a client just give me a dell Inspiron 1525 laptop for parts. they were told by best buy the unit was toast and needed a new mother board !
the tech at bestbuy after having it for 2 weeks said the charging port was toast and that ment a new motherboard was needed. the client said screw that and just bought a new unit.
well i got the laptop case all the paperwork ( manuals ). (the works for free im happy anyway ) i didn't have a charging brick so i let it sit for the last couple of weeks. last night i was with a friend and he had his work computer. I asked if I can use his charging block from it over night it was a dell to.
i get the brick home plug it into the unit that best buy said needed a new motherboard. I open the lid hit the power button and the unit booted right up.
i let it go for 5 mins and take a look and the gage for battery heath said its at 24 % charged and is charging. i let the computer sit about 40 mins latter the meter reads 100% charged.
today I loaded windows 7 professional on it had vista before.
also the battery holding a charge. best i can figure right now from playing with it for hours now .is the power charging brick is dead. there is nothing wrong with this computer.
i feel bad for my client they went out and bought a new laptop computer. all becouse of a bad power brick that would of cost maybe $65 if they got it from dell for a oem or $30 for a aftermarket unit .
they did call me on it but I said. i really dont work on laptops that was why they took it to BEST BUY.(best buy still charged them $65 to give then bad advice to )